There's been a lot going on with us and I know I've been bad about updating. It's been over a year since we started this blog and I wonder often, should I keep it going? Does anyone really read it? But I do know this will be the kids baby book or life book as they call it for adopted kids so I better keep at it.
Emmanuel: We have decided to delay kindergarten for Emmanuel for a year. This means he and Annie will be in the same grade which I'm not all that excited about but I do want him to succeed. We have resorted to using a small amount of medication with Emmanuel. We got to the point where we weren't any further along than when we first brought him home and we started to have major safety concerns. The first day on the medication E-man got stickers from daycare for the first time because he was so good. I drove him home and to my surprise, he didn't unbuckle his seatbelt and try to drive the car. Now, we just have to work on him running into traffic after cars and throwing things and hopefully we can make some progress. After witnessing E-man in the doctors office, I told our pediatrician, thank you so much, I owe you my first born. She said, that's OK you can keep 'em! Emmanuel will start his special school in June. I'm thrilled, I think this is the magic pixie dust we need.
Abegail: Abegail had her first sleep over last night at Martu's house. Both girls loved it. I said to Kate when I dropped her off, can't you see them in each other's wedding one day. She said, Yes I can.
Annie: We are eating a lot of lollipops but still working on the potty.
-We were sad to learn in March that Scott's Mom had a cancerous spot in her left breast. She had a lumpectomy on Monday and is recovering well with the help of her granddaughter Maddie. (Does she look like Annie or what?) Maddie will be getting a new brother the end of September! We welcome prayers for Grandma Charlene, she still has to go through radiation.
-Scott and I continue our daily work to try and keep the house from being burned down! We had a great visit with my folks. They noticed how disruptive one kid can be to a family. My other adoptive mom friends are noticing it too. Many of us have commented on our dark place when we feel overwhelmed. In the meantime we continue to all feel more isolated as we lose touch with what we can keep up with. But I also think it becomes harder because I actually not only love Abegail and Eman more everyday but like them as human beings even with all their idiosyncrasies. Then you see how hurt Eman is and how little you can do to help him.