Monday, August 31, 2009

Praise God!!!

My friend brought her son home this weekend. Check out the airport story on her blog and watch for pictures to come in the next few days.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Kevin Slept Good in his Big Boy Bed

He slept in his big boy bed all night!!!!!!!!

He cried when we first walked away. But it didn't take long before he was sound asleep. It is now 7am and he is still sleeping in his "big boy bed". Tonight he will have his sister sleeping above him, so hopefully she will not disturb him. Tonight he slept in a room all by himself for the very first time. He has been in mommy and daddy's room since he was born.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Big Boy Bed

Kevin is very excited that we set up his big boy bed tonight. We will try some weekend naps in it to see how he does. He will be joining Alisha in her room for now as the boys room doesn't have much space. Kevin's "big boy bed" is actually the same bed that my dad slept in when he was a little guy. He pulled it out of the attic and sanded it down and put fresh stain on it. The mattress is a little short (possibly because they made youth beds a different size when my dad was a kid), but Kevin doesn't care. Once he takes his stuffed animal collection in there it should fill in the crack anyway.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Busy Summer

We have had a very busy summer. We have visited the park a number of times, made a "beach" in the sandbox, went to the beach, cleaned house, and played outside. I have really enjoyed spending time with my kids this summer. Now I am back to work, but had today off so I thought I would try to give a quick update.

Matthew had his first official sleepover at a friend's house (one that isn't related). He is tired now, but he had a great time. He is getting ready to go to 2nd grade in a little over a week. However, he is going to spend a week up north with Grandma and Papa first. I will miss him greatly. He is such a good kid. He is generally quiet and reserved, but he entertains himself very well. He loves doing things on his "laptop" (netbook), swimming, and playing wii. He loves riding his bike and scooter. He has started a fund to save up to buy a 4-wheeler.

Alisha is very excited to be starting Kindergarten soon. She is excited about wearing her new school clothes (she is such a girl!). She is finally starting to learn some of her letters and numbers. She loves playing with her purses and dolls. Alisha doesn't care for the pool so much, but enjoyed the slip-n-slide. She is starting to "read" books to her little brothers. She is very bossy and is trying to learn that she is not the boss of her baby brother and cousin.

Michael just turned 4. He was so excited that it was finally his birthday. A few weeks before his birthday, he told me, "I am 3 now and when it is my birthday then I will be 4". I was pleased that he figured it out on his own. He has begun to try to identify letters and he counts very well. He still struggles with behavior. He often throws a big fit if he doesn't get his way and tends to be defiant. We are working with him to help him overcome these issues.

Kevin is a riot! He is such a fun kid. He is almost 2 and he already talks up a storm and is so smart. He loves stuffed animals and riding "Sandy" (the penny horse) at Meijer. He is finally growing some, but is still small compared to Matthew at that age. He loves music!! I think that comes from the Kevin we named him after. He definitely got the right name. He is generally very happy and likes to play around and make other people smile.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Much Prayer needed this week

Please continue to pray for my friend that is trying to get her son home for Haiti. It is urgent that he come home this week!!!!!!!

Also pray for a friend of a friend. Her name is Herta Llusho and she is being deported for no good reason. You can go to and search her name to sign the petition to help stop her deportation. But we also need everyone praying!!!!!!!!!!


Friday, August 14, 2009

Please Pray

Please pray for my friend that has been waiting for 4 years for her son from Haiti. You can read more at her blog.