Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Two Months Home

This little love of ours has been home a little over two months now.  It is so very hard to believe as it feels like he has always been here.  That is the beauty of those years of waiting just fading away as we get down to living life.  I feel for the most part he is doing amazing.  He is fitting in with his siblings. He is a little spoiled by them, there is no doubt, but there are also those disagreements. A sure sign we are becoming true siblings.  As far as attachment I think we are getting there.  I can see our little set backs but on a whole I feel his connection with me.  Attachment can be so very complicated, but in so many ways I can feel it happening.  

As this photo would say to me there are times in life we are just falling off  the path that we thought was set.  I have felt that way as I have become the mother of five.  For me the fog of that fact just started lifting a couple of weeks ago and reality started to set in.  It felt real which includes all the wonderful and hard.  The wonderful is I love having a big family and having a new little one to love on is heaven.  I missed those little kid books and play dough time. The hard is how much laundry does this family really wear and where did all those groceries go?  All of which makes up my new life!

Monday, February 15, 2016

My hope

One of my secret hopes when we adopted Jee Seong is that Andy would have a buddy.  Someone he could be a leader to.  Someone that could look up to him.  Slowly I am starting to see this happen.  On this particular day I caught them both outside eating icicles.  Something brothers would do as I am sure the girls would question where those icicles were found. 
Another moment happened as I was going to do (more) laundry.  Reading is something we are working on with Andy and for him to read to his brother is a positive event.  As with all siblings the moments are not always smooth.  For that reason I know we are truly becoming siblings.  I am hoping that as these boys grow they will share many brother secrets and moments. It has taken some time for this to happen as we have all had to adjust to our new roles in life.

Wishing everyone a beautiful Monday...is it too early to wish for spring?

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Looking back

A week ago we were in the middle of winter it seemed today I was planting seeds in the greenhouse.  The snow we had resulted in two snow days.  There was some outside play along with some work that needed to be done inside.  Seems to be never a dull moment with these kids, and for that I am thankful!

On the second day inside I decided we needed to tackle a book report that is due in third grade this month.  I could help them as well as trying to catch up on a couple rows of knitting. I am making Luke a vest and really need to finish it before I pick up my next project!

Our girls are really into the "Heartland" series of books.  I  am pretty sure most of the day was spent here for Brianna.  Pure escape...the best!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Painting and Creating

The girls are spending a lot of time painting these days.  There are canvas paintings that are being made daily.  They each have their own style and seem to work very well together.  I have really had to work to let them just do their own thing even when I have found paint in so many places.  

I never want to get in the way of their creative time, as I don't want anyone to do that to me. I love that their desk is now filled with so many colors permanently on top of it.  It shows they were here and had a space of their own.

This was Katie's creation to me this week.  It is a good reminder of the love I feel for these girls. It is unconditional love.  It is also with love that I have scrubbed paint off walls, sinks, and light fixtures.  I am very far from perfect and I have not been happy to find it in all these places, but one day they will be gone and I will miss all those messes:)

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Bue and Orange Sunday!

Today is the day!  We are all set in our blue and orange.  At least those of us who are for the Broncos.  Yes, out of seven of us we have some cheering for the other side:)  
Our newest member is working on learning English, but one word he knows is Broncos.  He is wearing a scarf that his foster Mom in Korea gave him.  He came with it on as she would tie it around him to protect his neck in the cold.  He takes it out of his backpack and holds it to his face sometimes.  She loved him so much and that is a priceless gift!

May our Superbowl day be filled with four quarters of football!

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