Wednesday, March 14, 2012

How's it going?

This is the most asked question in my life these days. And, I'm thankful people are still asking. So I will answer here while the girls are napping. I am hoping for an extended nap today, got the girls down an hour late because my husband and I took them bowling and then to McDonalds for lunch. I really dislike McDonalds, but on a rainy day, it's a small price to pay for happy kids who are stuck in a booth nibbling on burgers and fries quietly.

We are doing good. The girls sleep 8pm-6:30am so I cannot complain. I'm still not sleeping horribly well. I sit awake, worrying, like any mother does, recapping the day with excitement, and so much love that I could burst. Some nights I go into their room and watch them sleep, I pray over them, I have never been so in love.

Behaviorally they are great kids. Of course they have sibling rivalry...shocker, all kids do. They definitely test their limits, and get time-outs some times, but not frequently. Meal times can be challenging because getting them to sit at a table for 15 minutes is torture in their eyes. But, I can honestly say that if I gave birth to these kids and raised them from day one, they wouldn't act any different. They are good natured, healthy, vibrant, happy kids. I couldn't ask for anything more.

I've enjoyed watching disney movies again, playing with play-dough, coloring, and reading stories. It's a lot of fun to have kids at this age. I can take them places, they are potty trained (save an accident here and there), and they can tell me what they want and need.

I have tried to talk to them about adoption a time or two, but they're not quite ready for that yet. The older one (4 years old) changes the subject and the 3 year old doesn't get it. I bought them two story books about adoption. I read the shorter one to them last night. It's called "God Gave Us You." It's a great book about a fox that was adopted, and how his mommy waited and waited for him. In the middle of the story, my 3 year old grabbed and held my hand. I kind of think she was doing it to prevent me from turning pages, cause she likes to do everything herself, but in stead I'm going to believe it was a message saying, "yes mommy, I'm here, God found us and brought us to you."
Here's the book:

The other one I bought is a bit longer, they don't have the attention span for it yet, but it's also really cute:

Also this past weekend my friends threw me a "Shower for Sisters." The girls came, and everyone was very generous! We got a lot of great gifts, and my friends and some family got to meet the girls. They did really well considering they've been home less than a month and there were about 30 women oogling over them. They're naturals and getting attention. Now everyday they ask if we can go to the party....LOL. Love them.

1 comment:

  1. I love this post... so much. Hey, if you ever decide to take the kids to Disney World, I'm game. I know y'all have Disneyland there but... nothing like Disney World. ;) Would love our kids to meet.