Seriously, I have been so bad at the blog posts lately. So this is the get-you-up-to-speed blog post.
Noah had a great birthday. The “sleepover” went amazingly well. The boys were all out by 10:45 p.m. which I consider a minor miracle. They were up around 6:30 a.m. but dad had morning duty 🙂 So Noah is officially 9! We are so proud of him. He’s doing really great at school and making new friends. He’s decided to play baseball for the Diamondbacks when he grows up. He loves a good joke and is frighteningly smart. Has an incredible memory (which sometimes drives me nuts) and is a bit of a perfectionist.
Natalie will be 6 in just two weeks. She’s having a small slumber party and very excited about it. She’s been talking about it for months. Any day now she’s going to start the “How many days til…?” questioning. She’s started taking ballet after school. One of the parents comes and teaches the K/1st grade girls once a week. We’re doing the 3 week “trial period” right now and then will see how she likes it and how much it costs. Natalie had a blast with her cousins last week while we were in Ark.
They got to climb the giant haystacks at the Haak Dairy (Mark’s Aunt & Uncle).
Here’s all the cousins, minus Annabel in the UK. From left to right are Isaac (2), Trevor (almost 8), Caleb (6), Averee (9), Natalie, Noah and Jayden (4)
Despite the 4 year age difference, Natalie and Averee have a great time together. They kind of have to stick together since they’re the only girls. I have no doubt they’ll watch out for Annabel when given the chance.
We had a great time hanging out in Arkansas. Unfortunately it seems we all picked up either allergies or hay fever or something so we’re trying to kick that out of our systems and get everyone rested back up.
On the adoption front our papers FINALLY got finished and our filed. Now we’re just waiting on a court date. At this point the end of December would be the EARLIEST we would travel.
So that kind of brings you up to date with what we’ve been doing.