Here's our son at swimming lessons. We're so happy that he's loving swimming lessons! I grew up afraid of the water and looking back, didn't have very good teachers at all. It was akin to just throwing me in the pond, old school style, to see if I'd sink or swim. Apparently, I can swim at least a little bit...
Here are some pictures from Father's Day of our son showing off his muscles on and one of he and I. He started swimming lessons today and said it was "so fun!" There are only 4 kids in his class. His favorite part was jumping in! They learned to float on their backs and also played Simon Says. Who could ask more more fun than that?
Here are some photos of our son from the last day of vacation bible school on Friday. He had a blast! It's sure changed from the days of no airconditioning, hard church pews and hoping to get the styrofoam cup of punch with the ice cube in it! Happy Father's Day!
Today we officially switched agencies! This was a huge decision for us that was a long time coming. The new agency is moving much quicker and we are hopeful to get our referral this Fall/Winter as opposed to another year from now!!! I'm not going to discuss the reasons for switching publicly at this time, however, it was the right decision for our family.
Speaking of family, here's a picture of our son playing at his sand/water table in the backyard:
Here are some pictures of the baby's room. We still have the computer on the dresser until we can get the stairs built to the office loft, so I didn't show that. We will wait to put the crib up until after we meet the baby to see if she will need it. The dark blob on the bed is our dog, Candy Lou Lou (a.k.a. Princess and the Pea). She thinks this is her bed. Boy, is she in for a rude awakening! :)
I reupolstered the rocker (which was my Dad's, then our son's, now the baby's) and the stool and painted the doll high chair. It's fun to paint things pink for a change! I also made the duvet cover and shams from an antique chenille bedspread. Too many pillows, ya think? I won't have time to sew for a while once the baby's here, so I have to get it all out of my system for a while. The dresser and chest of drawers were my mom's, then mine and I painted those as well.
We are now the parents to one biological son and one adopted daughter. We have been married for 15 years. The summer of 2007, we started talking about adopting a baby sister for our son, completing our family. This is the story that brought us to our Russian sweet baby girl, home November, 2008...