Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Typical Tuesday

When Julie did this last year, I loved the idea. But never got around to doing it. Now she just did it again and well, I guess I just want to fit in! That and I'm very curious about where all the hours in the day go, and why it seems like even though I feel like I never stop moving, I never seem to get anything done!

So here is a typical-or somewhat typical day in my life.

At 4:30am the mobile in Will's room starting playing. Not typical.

Jud ran in and found a very awake, very happy little boy standing up in his crib.

I brought him downstairs with the hope that Jud, and Emma (who was woken up by the mobile) could go back to sleep...

about 5-ish

6:00am Jud and Emma came downstairs. Jud made coffee.

Then he proceeded to make lunches! While I took a shower!!!! Again, not exactly typical. But much appreciated!

7:00am The rest of the kids get up. Caroline decides this is a perfect time to plant a tree!

Then breakfast...muffins fresh out of the oven. (that would be Jud!)

8:00 am Since Jud is going to be out of town for a few days, he decides to leave for work a little later today! He brings Caroline, Jack and Sam to school so Emma and I share a bagel while Will sleeps. Then it's on to fight the continuous battle which I will never win... I begin collecting laundry...

9ish Emma helps me wake up Will and get him dressed, because it's time for her to go to school.

10:00 am Breakfast and a show. Will finally gets some food

and then the two of us watched the video of our first meeting in Ethiopia.

He fell asleep. I cried.

11:00 Quickly switch loads, then wake the sleeping baby because it's time to pick up Sam and Emma from school.

12:00 Sam and Emma play outside.

Will and I play inside.

1:00 After coming upstairs from switching laundry, I see this.

I feel envious.

2:00 Will is sleeping. Sam, Emma and I play dinosaurs.

3:00 Again, wake the sleeping baby because it is time to pick up Caroline and Jack from school. As soon as we get home Caroline finishes her project from this morning.

4:00 After dropping Caroline off for Hebrew class I start dinner while Jack does his homework.

I know, really fancy! Like I said, Jud was out of town and as most of you know, he is the cook. Manwich will have to do!

5:00 Explain to the baby that we are going to get in the car AGAIN because we have to take Jack to baseball practice.

6:00 Pick up Caroline from Hebrew, I took a picture with my phone, but I can't figure out how to send the picture-reminds me, one of these days when I'm just sitting around, I've got to figure out that damn phone!

7:00 We talk about everyone's day over popsicles. Then bedtime for Sam and Emma.

8:00 Caroline, Jack and I enjoy some cuddle time while we watching Disney channel...Will is out.

9:00 Will performs some soothing music for me.

10:00 One last bottle.

11:00 I'm ready for sleep, unfortunately my bed looks like this

12:00 Just as I reach REM, Emma starts screaming. I spend the next 45 minutes sitting in the bathroom with her...working stuff out.

1:00 Asleep. With a sweet sweaty little someones arms wrapped tightly wrapped around my neck.

It is exhausting. But I love my life.

Wordless Wednesday

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Wordless (almost) Wednesday

Will and one of our favorite cousins, Meghan.

Monday, April 5, 2010

3 weeks

Well, we've been home for just over three weeks...

I actually just had to double check that with Jud, because it honestly feels like Will has always been here, a part of our family. If not always then surely at least a month! But he assured me that yes, it has only been three weeks!

amazing. mind boggling really.

Over the past three weeks, I have completely fallen head over heals for this little guy!

The only way to describe his disposition is incredibly happy. He is always smiling, laughing, cooing...he loves to copy sounds that we make, I've been working on ma ma ma of course, Jud on the other hand thinks his first word should be shankapotomus...neither of us are making much progress though, Will seems to prefer growling and various spitting noises.

As far as adjustment goes, I don't think things could be going any better. He seems to be very attached to us, likes us to always be close and for the most part is easily comforted when he's upset...I say for the most part because there is one time that he not only cries, but full out screams- in the car seat! He hates it! And other than getting him out of the seat, there is nothing we can do to comfort him...makes for some fun rides with lots of stops:)

Health wise, he's doing great. We've seen our regular pediatrician as well as a group of specialists from the international adoption clinic. So far he's had a double ear infection and a sinus infection, but has been smiling his way right through it! In terms of size, he is a little peanut but he's on the charts! Just barely but we'll take it!

He sits up, crawls and pulls himself up on furniture...It's funny to watch him cruising along because he looks like a tiny little baby, but he's almost walking!

The kids absolutely adore him.

The only problem is they fight over who gets to hold him, or feed him, or push the stroller...

I guess I can't complain about that!

One thing I can, and have been complaining about, is the itchy little bastards that hitched a ride home from Ethiopia on Jud and I!!! Many sleepless nights and 10 gazzillion loads of laundry later, all I can say is good riddance!

And, by the way, having five kids is exhausting! So that's all I've got for tonight, the little one is rubbing his eyes so I'm hoping that sleep is in my near future!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Breakfast with the Bunny

Emma love love LOVES bunnies, especially ones of the Easter variety!

When the boys stepped up to the table to start dying their eggs, the woman said, "oh be careful, we don't want you to spill on your coats!" And Jack said, "oh no, that's ok, we don't mind."

Caroline is getting SO old! It makes my heart hurt a little.

and then this liitle guy makes me smile!

such goofballs!