Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Something Sweet About Being Adopted.

This was a super sweet thing my son, Strider (4), said today.

As we drove down 1st Street I said, "There is the house I lived in before I was adopted."

My niece, Naomi (7) responds, "You were adopted?"

I quickly say, "Yes, when I was close to your age."

Then she asks, "Why were you adopted?"

I haven't had to answer that one in years. How do I properly answer that question? I blurted out, "Because nobody wanted me."

Strider chimes in, "It was because I wanted you, Mom."

Powerful words. I needed to hear them.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Day of Firsts!

Yesterday was not only Buddy's first day of first grade, but it was also his first day to ride the bus and first day in school ALL day.

To top it off, last night right before bed he lost his first tooth.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Back To School!

Three of my four kids started school today. Sydney started 8th grade, Mallory 5th, and Maverick 1st.

Maverick's report after school: "The day just kept going, Mom. No playtime just recess." He is adjusting to an all day schedule.

I dropped Sydney off at school and wanted to do the same for Maverick and Mallory. Mallory was excited, but Maverick wouldn't hear of it. He was all geared up for his bus ride. Every day last year we would pass the bus stop full of kids as I drove him to his school across town. We would stop each day and roll the window down, so he could visit with his buddies. If you look close, you can see his white backpack getting on the bus.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Coronado Beach!

We spent an afternoon at Coronado Beach yesterday. It was a quick trip with a lot of sun, but we had a great time. We have had Naomi staying with us while Lexi was in the hospital, so Naomi was able to come along. She said it was her first trip to the beach!

I was nervous about the sand and the camera, so I hardly took pictures. Then I see people with million dollar cameras taking pictures left and right. Oh well.

Thank you, Chris and Edna, for inviting us on your little adventure. It's nice to feel wanted...ALL OF US! I know we are quite a crew.