The busyness of our lives go in and out in waves. When the tide is low, we are able to relax and enjoy life. But when the waves keep coming in-- a sick child, an adoption delay, a disrespectful child, an out of control dog-- and the tide seems to just keep getting higher-- I retreat and step back from blogging.
After a very high tide earlier this week, I can now say, it is retreating just in time for the weekend.
Earlier in the week:
One of the kids was home sick for a few days.
Lexi- though cute as can be-- has been out of control. She keeps biting the sprinkler heads off, and digging holes in our grass. She gets all muddy from the digging and shakes herself off right near our back door. John replaced the sprinkler head with a metal one, so Lexi chomped down on it and pulled the whole thing out! She has even bitten a golf ball in half! The kids take her for runs every morning for their P.E. but it only tires her out for a few hours before she is back to her mischievous self. She is into everything, jumps on you, and playfully bites (still a no-no in my book). Granted, this is mostly due to her excitement, but it is just too much. She seems to want attention constantly, and the kids in my opinion have not been spending enough time with her. Period. As awful as it sounds, I have been fantasizing about life without her. However, John suggested we call a dog trainer to come out to the house before jumping to such a drastic measure. Why didn't I think of that? So... on Monday, a dog trainer is coming to our house to help us with Lexi. The whole family is going to partake in this dog training so that we are all on the same page.
I. Can't. Wait.
On Tuesday, I got some not so good news about our adoption. Due to the judges being on vacation, we will not be getting a court date until some time in mid October or later, which means that she won't be home until the end of November. This is a month later-- thirty more long, agonizing, drawn out days, than we previously thought, and it just stinks thinking that she is in her crib gnawing on her hand, being forced to guzzle her bottle in one minute during feeding time. In our home, we sit down at meals all together and have family time. Big difference, and it just aches my heart remembering how unpleasant her meal times are. Her high chair sits empty until the day she is here with us surrounded by family that loves her. Big sigh. Emotionally draining to say the least.
Alex gets his new AFO braces today!
Oliver went to pre-school for the 2nd time!
Rachel, Sveta, Annalyn, and Julia all got the jobs at the pumpkin patch!
Dennis' birthday is this weekend!