Well we are off to the school year so far so good. My daughter is in 4K this year. She argues with me most mornings about not going, but loves it once we get there. My little guy, Phillip, has earned the nickname Buns. I don't really know where it started, but it just fits for now. He is a little terror. Like hell on wheels. But he has these devilish handsome looks about him, you can't stay mad at him for long. He has white hair and blue eyes. He says things like, the dogs, ball, daddy, some more, bye, hi, outside, and water. He even says, "can't get down!" and yelled at one of the dogs and said, "You stink!" I guess these are all things he hears around the house. No swear words yet!
He will not say mamma, mom, mommy or anything that even sounds like it. He said bum a few times, but he won't say mom. I am sure it will come out one of these days, but in the time being I am patiently waiting.
I just finished coaching middle school cross country. I was super crazy busy. But I loved it. LOVED IT! This was my first year coaching anything. It was awesome. I had so much fun with these 7th and 8th graders. We started out running 1 mile and ended the season running 4 miles. All of my kids ran 4 miles! I was so proud of them. I got all choked up a few times during the meets. I would get goosebumps and a huge lump in my throat as I was yelling and running trying to get to the next spot to cheer them on. The last race I was sprinting to the finish line to get there in time to see my kids finish. I was huffing and puffing like a huge moron!
The best part of this whole experience was that my 7th grade daughter, who we are hoping to adopt very soon, was on the team. It was so amazing to share this with her. I am sure I embarrassed her a few times, but she lived. I am so incredibly proud of her for all of her hard work. I am so blessed to share something I love so much with someone I love so much.
My other new addition to the family is her older sister, Dominique. She is 16 and joined our family this August. She is an amazing young woman. My kids adore her. It is so great to have both girls together again. They love each other so much and to be honest- they rarely ever fight. They have this incredible bond. Dominique joined volleyball and finished the season like a champ. Now she is a wrestling cheerleader!
Oh wow- I am totally bragging! I guess I don't care- I love my kids so much I can't imagine a life without them. Some days I am whipped. My head hits the pillow and I am outie! Other times I am so frazzled I start yelling, crying, and I want to give up everything. I know we all get to that point. But then I remember that "I can do all things, through Christ who gives me strength." And he always does.
God Bless you and your babies! I hope all is well with you all who are reading this.