Sunday, June 3, 2012

We're okay! and we're a family of 5 (:

Hi Friends! Or should I say long lost Friends?

I sincerely apologize for taking so long to update my blog, about a week ago people started asking me to update... now they are just plain telling me I have to. I agree, it's been way too long.

So where were we... During my last post I was talking about the big decisions we have for fall. Those decisions have been made and we are pretty excited about it. Evie is starting "transition group" for kids entering preschool in the fall!!! PRESCHOOL!? Yes. We decided to send her 2 days a week instead of the usual 4 to get her introduced to preschool, get her some extra time with a speech therapist and social time with other kids. Evie may be the only two year old who doesn't need help socializing, we were out to eat the other day and a little girl shouted "Hey mom! That's my friend Evie from the gym!" It was pretty darn cute.

Lyla will be going to full day Kindergarten in the fall. We have been having a really hard time deciding, but I think we have decided she's ready. Lyla loves structure, activity, routine, and playtime so we are praying that full day kindergarten is the right fit. She has a pretty soft heart so hopefully we can tackle the "hurt feelings" as they come. Lyla turned 5 on May 19th. I think her 5th birthday has been the first that was a little hard for me. It's hard for me to imagine that we have a "school aged" child. She has promised that she will still hug me when she's 13 and wants to live at my house forever, so I'm just going to have to hold her to it (:

Lyla's 5th birthday questionnaire:
What do you want to be when you grow up?: nothing. ("what do you mean nothing?") nothing, like you mom. (ha!)
What is you favorite thing to do?: play, color, and play games.
What's your favorite color?: pink
What's your favorite thing to eat?: breakfast and golden grahams.
What's you favorite TV show?:
What's the best thing in the world?: movies and My Little Pony
Best present?: Twilight Sparkle (pony)
If you could be an animal what would you be?: a flying squirrel

And to address my blog title, I'm most certainly NOT pregnant for those of you who were wondering! We took our first foster placement two and a half weeks ago, and so far it has been great. The first week was a tiring transition but I think we're definitely getting the hang of things. For the sake of confidentiality let's just say we have a new little person, between the ages of our girls, who prefers trains to barbies. It's been an adventure! I wish I could write more about what's been going on, God has shown up around every corner and it's been amazing to watch Him grow in our family.

My next mission is posting photos! Our computer is on the verge of death and sounds like an airplane taking off every time we turn it on, so hopefully we will be upgrading and blogging will be easier and more frequent. Thank you for being patient with me, Three kids is a lot more than two!!

Love you friends, promise to be back soon.


  1. Love Lyla's response to what you filter with a 5 year old :) Happy Birthday to Lyla! Continued prayers for you all and the transitions that are/will take place. If you need anything, please feel free to ask us!

  2. You do far from nothing, you are amazing! I'm so happy to hear about your acceptance of a foster placement; I work with foster care and these positive words melt my heart!

  3. As always - your articles are astute and insightful