Sunday, June 22, 2008

Lazy Days of Summer

Long time, no post. I know it has been a long time since my last post; I keep telling myself I need to write an update. But as we sit on our deck each night, watching the boys try to catch fireflies, the last thing I want to do is come inside and sit in front of my computer. We are having a wonderful summer full of swimming, trips to the zoo, working in the garden, hanging out with cousins, and playing in the yard. We are outside by 9:00 each morning and we literally have to drag them inside each night for a quick bath and bedtime. It is positively delightful and utterly exhausting. We are having the time of our lives. I am constantly amazed at how blessed we are to have two such happy, beautiful boys. They are each others best friend (most of the time) and have such fun together. The Monkey has his big 4th birthday this week and we celebrated early last week with Stu's family. He was thrilled to receive a real guitar and a new big-boy bike. He hasn't put either of them down since. I'll include a few picture that are a better recap of the past few weeks:

I'll try to do a quick update on the Monkey's birthday before we head to the beach on Friday (yahoo!!). And we hope to have great news regarding the adoption soon after we return from vacation.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Nothing New

Nothing much to say other than this wait is horrible! We are missing our baby girl SO MUCH and can't wait to hold her again. The wait was never this hard with the boys; I'm assuming because we had definite return dates with them and the wait was only about five weeks...not several months. We are anxiously awaiting to hear when our court date will be but don't expect it to happen before the end of June at the earliest. We were fortunate enough to get some updated pictures of our little one last week. Our good friend is in the country right now visiting her soon-to-be daughter and was able to take a couple of pictures of HotDog for us. She is as cute as ever and looks to be losing a little bit of her hair. Maybe when new hair grows in it will lay down a little bit:) Thank you so much Maria! You can't imagine how much we appreciate these little glimpses of our girl as we wait.
The boys finished their school year earlier this week. Yahoo!! We are going to have such a fun summer. Of course, right now our area is being bombarded by cicadas that attack you as soon as you walk outside, so our outside time is limited. Both of our nieces (both are close in age to our boys) have spent a lot of time at our house this week which is great. They play great together (for the most part) and it gives me extra time to start working on the nursery. I have started to putting some of her clothes away in the dresser. They are so cute and teeny tiny and pink. I love to sit in the glider and just imagine what it will be like to have HotDog home. Such wishful dreaming.
Only three weeks until the Monkey's 4th birthday! Only three weeks and one day until we leave for the beach! Summer life is good.