Sunday, August 24, 2008

Welcome Home Sissy Feather!!!!!

I am sure that everyone knows this, but just in case, we will lay it all out there! We were so very happy for Heather to have such a wounderful experience in Switzerland with the Cook's! They are a FABULOUS family!!!!!! My kids and I were definatley sad to see her gone for the whole summer. To say we have a slight attachment to her is an understatement! Other than no blood relation, she is so very much part of our family!!!!!!!! It was the hardest on Lexi!!!!! She loves to share, but this was a tough one for her!!!! She had many sad moments this summer where she would just express how much she wanted to be with "sissy"! Of course I never told Heather that while she was gone, just expressed our love for her! Lexi is going through a very HUGE growth time in her life, and wanted her so much!! Ever since she was due home (oh my Gosh the delay was torcher on Lexi)< Lexi has slowly but surely made sure she has re- attached herself to "HER SISSY" ! That is what she calls her, for several years now! I had to keep reminding her that sissy was with the Cook's who are fantastic for her. She new that, but didn't quite understand!
The kids have all grown so much over the summer, and changed as well! I certainly hope that Heather knows ( I am sure that she does) how much we all love her! She has grown into a Beautiful young lady! I love listening to the tone in her voice when she talks about her friends and the Cook's in Switzerland! Especially Yan!!! Oh My! Chris has taken to picking on her, but it is all in love! He feels it is his duty! She needed that trip so much and we hope she can come to feel as much love here! Long winded as this is, we just want to say that we are happy you are back! We wish we could have you here with us, and have all your special friends, and the cook's here too!

The kids in their true forms!!!

Here are the kids in their true forms! Lexi being as girlie as a girl with 2 brothers can be! Andrew, always being silly, looking for a reaction! Austin, Loving to be with his sissy... I am sure soon he will change to wanting to be with his brother! Also being a goofy, mischevious toddler!!

A Little Breather for the girls!! :-)

The boys decided to give the girls a little break! Even though the girls are tough, they still are more gentle than the boys!!!

The Boys and Lexi showing their Love for Sissy Feather!!

They adore Sissy Feather!!!! Sorry they are so rough! That is the way boys, ( and Lexi) are!!!

Lexis favorite self defense move on Sissy Feather

A huge difference from the gentle play of little girls! They Love her so much and are glad to have her home!!!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Summer past time for Andrew

Andrew got to play his first year of coach's pitch! His attention span is getting better, yet needs a lot of help still! He had so much fun playing with so many of his church buddies!!!! He also had fun in the rain and watching rainbows in the sky!

My little Hoodlems

As he often does, Andrew decided he wanted to get a reaction out of daddy! He got Lexi and Austin involved. They cracked us up!

History in the making

Anyone who know Lexi know she is not a doll playing with girl! Until.... today! I found a precious moments black belt doll that I though was adorable at the Merry go Round. Lexi fell instantly in love with it and the puppet show play land! Both very unusual for her. She had a blast!!!!