We have been busy trying to finish up school with our oldest daughter, Kacey. Unfortunately, I will be doing school with Ethan probably until the end of July. He was basically without school while I was gone for 6 weeks. Kacey had her Spring Dance show this passed weekend. But dance is not over for the year. She is finding out any day whether her teachers think she is ready to go on point in ballet. This means ballet classes for most of the summer. Regan's preschool has ended for the summer.
I'm so wanting things to wind down and calm down, but with 6 kids, even if the running around ends....the craziness at home does not! Evan, our two year old is still, by far, having the hardest time adjusting to 2 new siblings. He still wants so much mommy time and there is just not enough of me to go around. I need prayers for patience and for peace in not getting everything accomplished as quickly as I would like to. Many days I feel like I have very little time to sit back and enjoy these 6 blessings, besides taking care of their physical needs and keeping the house running smoothly. It is quite a challenge.....a challenge that I knew I was facing, but being so wrapped up in all the adoption paperwork and travel, I could never have fully anticipated or processed how much of an adjustment this would be in all areas of our lives. But when we can see the noticeable weight gain in Julia or watch her roll over to her tummy and get on all fours or hear Aaron speak more and more English everyday or delight in his squeals of laughter on an amusement park ride......it makes it all worth it. God is good and will sustain us!
Here are some pictures of our camping trip two weekends ago and Kings Dominion yesterday:
|Julia getting breakfast|
|Daddy frying bacon for our breakfast|
|Kacey and her best friend Sarah setting table while Evan waits to eat|
|Regan, Evan and Ethan romping around with Julia just before bed|
|Julia, Evan, and Ethan|
|Julia on her tummy!|
|She is so proud of her new energy and strength!|
|Ethan and Evan at Kings Dominion|
|Regan and Aaron at Kings Dominion|