Monday, September 16, 2013

School Time!

As promised, photos of the girls' first days of school this year.  Keep in mind that both my children started "school" the week we were to move into our new house and I took pictures, yay  me!  We survived getting supplies and clothes and managed to get some pretty cute pictures to boot all while packing to move for the second time in 9 months.  Can you tell I'm a little proud we survived : )
Camy started Pre-K and absolutely loves it.  Originally we were just going to send her for three half days a week.  Well, a couple of weeks before school was to start I get a phone call stating that only three kids were signed up for the half day program and so they were going to cancel that class.  Oh no, what were we going to do! The wonderful school offered us the five day a week half day Pre-K for the same tuition as three days!! I was not mentally prepared to send her to school every day of the week but after discussion and prayer it seemed like this was the direction the Lord was leading us.  He is so good and has shown me in many ways that this was a good decision.  For example, when I picked Camy up on Friday of her first full week she informed me that she doesn't get to go back to school until Monday! Can you believe it, two full days of no school, bummer!  My little student is thriving and loves her new school.
This was also Hadley's first year of Parent's Day Out.  She goes one day a week and is doing better than I thought.  Hadley is a momma's girl and is very attached to me so I knew PDO would be a little bit of a challenge, but would also be really good for her.  Since she only goes one day a week she isn't really in a "routine" but she is getting used to the class procedures and listens to her teachers well (at least that's what they tell me, LOL!)  Usually she cries for a few minutes when I drop her off and I sit on the other side of the wall out of sight until she stops. From there she learns songs, has circle time, recess, lunch, and nap.  She has been singing up a storm at home, and it warms my heart to hear her talk about Jesus and the bible.  I'm hoping that as the year goes on drop off with not be so hard, but other than that she is doing great.  I can't believe she will be two and a half in a couple of weeks!
I need another baby in this house ASAP : )

Monday, September 9, 2013

September Update

Our official number on the wait list for our adoption is lucky #7!
Ever since our paper work was updated and we once again became active on the wait list I have been living with this sense of expectation.  Some mornings I would wake up and "just know" today would be the day we would get our referral call.  I would hear a song on the radio, or feel a sense of peace and I would think, "This is going to be the day!"  Obviously I have been wrong all of those times, LOL!  I don't say this to complain or be ungrateful, that is just what the past month has been like.  All those moments of peace or excitement or even anxiety have been reminders to me that God is in this and He sees me. And even more precious to me, He sees my son. I cannot wait for the day I get to see him too!

Aside from anxiously awaiting our referral phone call we MOVED!  Yes for the second time in 9 months we moved all of our worldly possessions with two children in tow.  We had some amazing friends from church that helped us with carrying our junk, to babysitting and painting.  I have prayed, and I know many other people have prayed for us to find good friends when we moved to St. Louis and oh how God has provided them!  Our gratitude to them and to the Lord for sending them to us is huge!

We are two weeks into our new home and there is still much to be done, but it definitely feels more like a home.  We can finally settle into Missouri and start to grow some roots here. Camy is in Pre-K (bad mommy needs to post about this) and Hadley started her first year of PDO (also need to post this!) Life is moving forward and to think that we will soon be here an entire year seems crazy!  This is where God has us and I'm excited to make many many  memories in our new house, with friends both old and new, family, and our son.  God is so good and I don't deserve a bit of it.  

My next post will either be about the girls starting school or seeing my son's face for the very first time!  Stay tuned.....  : )