We are adjusting to a new normal around here! I wrote about our time in China on my other blog, so here we'll focus on how things are going at home. I've noticed most families who adopt don't blog about how it's going for at least a month. That gives time and space for everyone to adjust. So I'll just share some highlights from each week as I have time and feel comfortable doing so.
I really missed hanging out with #2 in the mornings, waiting for his school van.
I also really missed playing Minecraft with #1! He had some surprises to show us when we got home.
A local park has a sensory garden we always have fun going to! #1 likes to work on the dam and #2 likes to get as wet as possible!
I love the quiet moments we have on our swing outside.
He's decided he really loves tire swings. The dizzier he gets, the better.
Enjoying an audio book!
Friends at church did a shower for #3! It was so much fun and came at exactly the right time since we found out on Friday that we'll be traveling to China next month! We're counting down the days and crossing things off the to-do list.
This will probably go down as #2's least favorite week ever. We potty trained and we went to a feeding therapist. He's not a fan of undies or trying new foods. He did great though and we will keep working on both in the couple of weeks we have before school starts again.
Got our potty training necessities!
Every day he asked to wear a diaper instead.
Trying new foods--steak and peppers!
My cucumbers didn't produce well, so I won't be able to make a lot of pickles, but we'll enjoy the ones I can make. And the brussel sprouts are coming in nicely. They grow at the base of the leaf stems. So interesting!
We've gone bowling almost every week this summer. #1 has gotten better and is enjoying it more now than he did when #2 beat him every time.
I can't believe I'm so behind on sharing pics this month! We've had three busy weeks in a row but are going into August with fewer activities on the calendar. Just what we need to get ready for #3 to come home in September! Here are some of the highlights from July!
We spent July 4th hanging out around the house together.
#1 started 3rd grade July 1st!
Both boys had a fun week at our church's VBS.
#1 and Lee enjoyed an afternoon of fishing and boating.
We spent a week in Florida, celebrating my parents' 40th anniversary. We had a great time, as you can see!
This week our church hosted a sports camp! #2 was able to go this year, with help from his TSS. He participated in the day camp for younger kids. #1 did the full camp, including baseball, soccer, basketball, and kickball. He said basketball was his favorite!
As the Peoples Family, we commit to serve and worship God. We will encourage and equip our children to impact their generation for Christ by sharing His love. Our home will be a place of safety, honesty, respect, and love for family members and friends.
Psalm 145:4, “One generation shall commend Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts.”