Mi Hijos

Mi Hijos

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Apple Orchard Time

We are loving fall!  Estefania and Derly have learned to ride bikes without their training wheels this week and Jesus is fast behind them, he almost has it down.  Estefania has helped with several photo shoots this fall, below you can see some pics from that, she is quiet hilarious and does a good job at making the seniors pose and smile.  The kids are doing well in school, 2 weeks behind them now.  Jesus and Prospero came down with strep throat the first week of school.  They are doing much better now.  Prospero is loving his special time with Mami while his siblings are in school.  We have a busy week this upcoming week, prayers for our homestudy on Thursday.  Once the homestudy is complete we have only a couple items left before we can submit our paperwork to Colombia for Jhon.  We have a meeting with our adoption counselor on Tues in Minneapolis, we are excited to have her meet the kids.  Wednesday is our fourth annual mud-bowl with the high school youth group.  We enjoyed an outing to the apple orchard today, the kids first time.  They loved the wagon ride and eating the apples!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

School Days

Today is Jesus' first day of Preschool, it will be his first full year.  He is very excited and kept asking yesterday how much longer.  The girls loved school and were chatter boxes when they got home.  Derly has a locker this year that she is very excited for.  She even brought pictures of me and Jim to put in her locker.  (Too bad that won't last forever, gotta soak up being cool for as long as we can).  We continue to work on the paperwork for Jhon, only a couple of items left to go! We have our homestudy in a couple weeks, (this will be our fourth one since Jim and I started this journey 5 years ago) so we are getting pretty good at them.  We had a post adoption visit about 2 weeks ago which is a mini version of a homestudy.  We have done 2 post visits and we have 2 more to go next year with the four children.  Well, now I am off today to deliver some papers to our agency. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

August Pics

Here are some pics from August, we spent a week in Chicago and IN.  We celebrated Jesus' 5th birthday in Chicago with family.  I finally have a moment to place some pics from that trip :)