This blog chronicles the miracles and struggles of our daughters, Emily and Olivia. Emily was born 15 weeks early and had many complications, but she continues to amaze us! Olivia, born in China with heart complications, is also beating the odds. She joined her forever family (us!) when she was four years old and has been doing wonderfully! UPDATE: We started homeschooling August 2009 :)

Tuesday, June 05, 2007


"Fork" is an innocent enough word unless it's pronounced just a little bit off and comes out like a certain four letter word. Yesterday Olivia took some play dishes and silverware in the car while we ran errands, and apparently dropped the fork somewhere along the way... For the rest of our ten minute drive she bemoaned the loss of that fork...only it didn't sound as innocent as it really was. She whined and complained using that four letter word dozens of times. "Fork, mom...where the fork? Fork! FOOORK! Where the fork?! Mom, FORK....!" We don't swear and I wouldn't condone it with my kids either, but I have to admit it was hard not to laugh. Not because swearing is funny, but because she was so forlorn over a fork and so innocently oblivious about a word that betrayed her. I guess we'll have to work on enunciating those Rs!

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