Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Catching up. Catching a breath!

So much has been going on! I write on this blog primarily for myself, so it bugs me when I don't have time or energy to record what's been going on. I want to remember these times. These ARE the good ol' days!

Richard signed his letter of intent to run for Tabor College on Friday. I couldn't be more proud of him!

He never buys t-shirts. He only wants to wear shirts from events like races. We both like this one a lot. I think the Tabor mascot is the blue jay!

My older boys know that babies are chick magnets!

In other news, Wesley is still in Thailand and loving it! He asked to extend his stay, but ultimately decided against it. I have a feeling that the mission field agrees with him and fully expect him to be going back soon.

Ralph's IEP meeting was on Friday after Richard's signing. The meeting was long and Ralph escaped numerous times; the room had three exits. Anyway, he qualified for speech, OT and PT services several times per week. I thought that the goals that they recommended sounded ambitious. I liked that! His classroom has a speech therapist in the room all the time, so chances are that he will get more than his allotted 60 minutes per week. Best of all, he starts tomorrow afternoon!!

Since we are adding two little boys to our family this summer, I've been on the lookout for three additional highchairs and three additional cribs. It is prime garage sale season here and we had two highchairs donated over the weekend. Also a friend found this awesome crib for me for only $35! What a steal!

We moved it into Rose's room for Ruby to sleep in. Yep, Ruby has officially moved out of my bedroom. Not sure how I like it yet. It's so much easier to scoop her up for a nighttime nursing if she is nearby.

In adoption news, our immigration paperwork has been received by the U.S. agency that grants immigration approvals. We have no idea how long it will take to get the golden ticket from them, but it is the last piece of the puzzle before we can send all of our paperwork overseas. We hope to travel in July. Really I want to travel in June, but...

Speaking of summertime, baseball practices are in full swing here in Kansas. We have five children playing on five different teams. There is someone in this family with a game on pretty much any given weeknight. That wouldn't be so bad except that the games are scattered around town on different fields. Can you imagine the nightmare for the folks who are helping us with our children while we travel to adopt the new boys? Our help will need helpers!

Life around here just keeps getting more interesting and rich all the time!


TheRextras said...

I can hardly imagine!

Congrats to Richard, and praying Wesley safe trip home. As well the 2 babes.

Great news for Ralph!!! And you!!!