I've decided that I've taken a long enough hiatus from blogging. I got very bored with Xanga so I just stopped updating. Facebook became a much quicker way to communicate. But I miss blogging. I miss documenting the life of my family. So I'm back. :)
Today is Luke's 9th birthday. It's hard to believe that it's been nine years since we first became parents. It still amazes me that you can give birth to this little creature, spend a couple of days getting to know him/her in the hospital, then they kick you out and say 'Go figure it out!'. :)
Luke is such a great kid. He's thoughtful, tender-hearted, funny, cuddly (still!), smart, curious, responsible, and a great big brother. We are so blessed to have him in our family. Today is his last day of 3rd grade, and he's looking forward to having me show up with cupcakes later this morning.
Annaliese (7 now) returned home from the hospital on Wednesday morning. For those of you who aren't on Facebook and didn't read her story, she was hopitalized from Monday to Wednesday due to a flare up of her intestinal problems. I'll post the note I put on Facebook later...it has the whole story of her illness. Today is her last day of 1st grade and she's very excited for summer vacation!
Adam is five and has been done with preschool for a couple of weeks. He's in a very mischievous stage right now and is frequently in time out. He's still a good kid, just doesn't always make the best choices. :)
Samuel is...well, he's two and a half. :) He's hilarious to have around, but also has a stubborn streak. He and Adam are the current reason for my gray hairs. :) He's a very helpful little guy, and loves his baby sister.
Tessa is 9 months old next week! I think this girl has grown faster than any of the other ones...we seem to have sped through these months! She's rolling all over to get where she wants (no interest in crawling yet) and she's such a happy girl. We love having her around and she makes us all smile every day. She loves her siblings...especially Adam.
Well, I'm off to get things ready to head over to the school. I promise (you and myself!) that I will be better at keeping up with this blog. Hopefully now that school is done, I'll be able to carve out a few minutes each week to update. If I start slacking, call me out on it! :)
**Pictures to come...once I figure out this new layout!**