Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Start of Summer

They are really sweet together!





It seems wrong to write and post this on a rainy overcast day.  Summer is about to start.  We are busy.  Busy in a new way.  My house is mess.  I am tired by the end of the day.  Bone weary.  I am so thankful that I am not starting clinicals in the fall.  I could not do it!  Instead I am taking American Sign Language...to just keep me from withdrawing and re-applying.  I am excited for that class.   I guess I am older, humbling to feel it.  I have resurrected a word that we used all the time when the older kids were little.  Peace-ability.  The ability to be peaceful.  At 5pm I feel like I am using it all the time.  Efa is super busy.  I can not let him out of my sight.  He has been known to turn on the stove, try to open the door of a moving car-being-successful, once (thank the Lord for child safe locks), tried to flush the phone.  The list keeps going.  He is sweet.  He is smart.  He does not care for the word "No!"  His new word is "Dangerous!" for a reason.  We actually refer to him as "Bam Bam" because he is running, kicking, throwing, and making noise in way that only a boy could, all the time.  Bella has become known as "Pebbles."  He wants to do anything and everything Bella is doing.  When she is at school, he is lonely for his partner in crime.  Summer starts tomorrow.  All school is over!  I love summer.  I love the release from structure and routine.  I love coming up with the bucket list for summer....blueberry picking, joining the library program, pizza on the beach, ice cream visits, family walks, family vacation, raw oysters (we are the talk of the restaurant....because Bella even loves to try them), study of Nehemiah.  I will post it when we are done crafting it.


Eliza leaves for Ethiopia on Friday.  She is meeting Emily and crew in Frankfurt.  This will be the second time she has been to Ethiopia.  She is so excited.  Please pray for her safety as well as the the following:






6 comments:

emily said...

Can't wait to have her there!

Jennifer said...

Pebbles and Bam Bam! I love it!! I am feeling my age this time around, too. :)

Sharon said...

I love, love, love that first picture-so sweet!

Bonnie Nieuwstraten said...

LOVE the pictures! Sounds like he's doing great and glad you're enjoying your family!

Bonnie Nieuwstraten said...

Love the pictures!! Looks like Efa is doing well and keeping you young! :)

Sparkz said...

Some Ethiopian friends were describing Ethiopian boys and what you wrote is what we've experienced! SOOO much energy and life! I was joking with them that someone could have told me when we first brought him home and at least given me a head's up! ;)

How's American Sign language going? I think that would be so neat to learn!

Hope Eliza's trip went/is going well.