Well, I've made it two weeks with 4 kids. The first week was shaky at best.Drew is doing great now, adjusting well to life in a home with a family. He gets A LOT of attention. The other 3 love him, and have a blast with him. He is sleeping most, if not all, the way through the night, which is fantastic! However, 20 minutes seems to be his idea of a nap, so he gets REALLY tired and fussy in the afternoon. He'll get it worked out. He is such a joyful little boy. He gets so excited to see Andy when he comes home from work or walks in a room. He seems to be bonding to us well, according to my VERY limited experience with this sort of thing.
This has been almost as exciting as having a new brother! A new orange, waterproof cast that all her besties can sign and ask her over and over again what happened.
My sis in law Liz and brother Daniel brought their 5 month old Charlie over for a visit. They hit it off wonderfully, pawing at each other's faces :)
"Surfing" on the Kayak is the new favorite activity, almost as much fun as catching craw fish and singing "love songs" to it so that ALL of Lake Austin can hear.
Aunt Liz and Cousin Charlie
Drew LOVES the sand and the water on his feet. He just stares at all the trees, water, birds, boats. Everything is NEW for him.
These two are thick as thieves these days!
Elizabeth and Cousin Campbell were BIG helpers feeding Drew Cheerios. I think he was a little confused by this little girl with the big bow stuffing Os in his mouth.
Nana and Grampa came to meet Drew Saturday, he took to her easily and we were so glad to see them.
Drew is a delight! We are hunkered down at home as a family right now and this is about the first time I've been on the computer in 2 weeks. I'm sorry to my friends who are texting/ emailing/calling. I will get my head above water soon and call!! I miss you!! 4 Kids under 8 is a lot of action and not much sitting down. I have had meals brought several times a week which is a HUGE blessing and great to have a conversation with someone over 8, too.
On another note, did ya'll know Christa Wells has a new album out- How Emptiness Sings? It is amazing, of course!!!
OK, I've got a full day of homeschool with Caroline today( a little catchup too!) better focus.