Friday, February 13, 2009

A Sleepover

Alisha is almost five and is having her first sleepover tonight. She has her cousin spending the night with her. We pulled the mattress off her bunk and put it on the floor. I had bought her one of those bed canopy/tent things for Christmas, but it doesn't work for her top bunk. But I thought she would enjoy having a tent for her sleepover. So the girls are very giddy and excited about sleeping in a princess tent together. Within the first five minutes, they were out with their "scary happening"... 1st they came running out together to tell us that something was moving like water in there ??? We told them it was them and they ran back in giggling and jumped into the tent. Then we could here them giggling that they forgot to close the door. 2nd they came running out to tell us that something was making a noise like an owl in there. They are so silly. It is exciting to see Alisha giggling like a giddy little girl. Being in a houseful of brothers, she doesn't get as giddy and giggly as some little girls and I am enjoying listening to her. I still dream about her having a sister, but daddy says I'm out of my mind.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Nothing Much

It seems so hard lately to find time to post on here. It really does take a lot to work full time and care for four kids. BUT I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. The kids can use every ounce of patience that I have and then some, but they are such a blessing. I took Kevin to his third doctor's appointment in just over a week today. He seems to be doing very well now. It all started a week and a half ago when Matthew decided to walk on my parents treadmill (that he knows he isn't allowed to touch) with Kevin in the room. He was smart enough to not turn it on because then we would have heard it. Unfortunately, Kevin was the one that paid the price for his brother's disobedience. His finger got caught in the treadmill and got pretty mangled. There were no fractures, but it ended up getting infected. So he is finally doing better, we just have to finish off the antibiotics.
We have been fighting the flu alot around here ( alot of good the flu shots did). Hopefully, we are all feeling better now and will stay that way.
Please pray for families that are going through international adoption processes. I have one friend that has been in the process of adopting her son for over three years now. Please pray for continued patience and for the process to finish and her son to come home. I also have a friend who is in the process of adopting from Liberia and now the president of Liberia has suspended all adoptions. I can't imagine the added stress that all of these trials must bring. It makes me thankful that it ONLY took 28 months to get Michael home. I guess it could have been much worse. God has a plan in it all. Please pray that God's plan and grace would be evident in the lives of my friends and other christian families that are in the process of adopting children.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

I can't believe it is February already

I find it hard to post very often now. Working full time and caring for 4 kids keeps me very busy. Michael has had some ups and downs over the past few weeks. He is doing better overall, but he still does some very crazy things. He still has moments when he starts crying for no reason at all. He seems to be bonding with us now though. He wants hugs and kisses and he wants to sit close, where as before he didn't care whether we were close to him and he had no interest in affection. He's been home for just over 7 months now. He speaks english extremely well. However, like any 3.5 year old he has certain things that he can't pronounce correctly.

Kevin keeps fighting flu like symptoms off and on and is really struggling with Mommy being gone to work during the day. So it makes for some long evenings when he wants to be held all the time. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE holding him. I think even more than I liked holding the others, but it is hard to cook, clean, or play with the others while constantly holding him. He is also learning to feed himself with a spoon. He is very messy!

Matthew is feeling better and is learning some hard lessons on how disobeying can hurt other people and not just himself. Pray that he takes it serious and learns to obey.

Alisha is struggling with wanting attention all the time from everyone and wanting to be in charge of everyone. She can be very bossy.