Sunday, January 22, 2012


I thought I would post updates on all the kids, one each day. I'll start youngest to oldest.

Mr Oskar, oh what a handful little Eesti man is. Ooops, he likes to be called an American boy now, but he still says he is going back to Estonia one day to visit. Little man is in 1st grade and learning to read. He thinks reading and school is very boring though. He would much rather fight imaginary battles with bad guys or play video games. He says he will be a police officer when he grows up and has decided he will marry when he is 20 and only wants 1 child. He did want 10 kids ;) He is quite the lady's man. He opens doors for women, flirts shamelessly, and fully expects all women will eventually fall in love with him. I can't really argue with him because usually they do. It's pretty difficult not to love Oskar. He turns on the charm and smiles that smile that melts your heart. He is growing taller but has not gained any weight in a year. You would not be able to tell by the way he eats. It seems like I can't ever get that boy full. I still have to buy 6 slim pants and tighten the waist to keep them up. All in all, he is doing quite well, and I am very proud of him. He is my baby boy, and always will be. Oh, and he says when he grows up he will buy a house right beside mine so we can always be together.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

A new little one...

I think God laughs at me when I make plans. I never intended to have any more children after O. He gave me the magic number 4, and we were pretty content with that. Then we met his sister, and all that changed. 2 years we have been waiting for an update, and we still know nothing. God knows everything though, and a new little daughter is on the way. I am about 5 months pregnant with the baby we never thought we would have. We were d.o.n.e. We had tried for a while and it never happened, so we were resigned that it was not meant to be. That was NOT why we adopted though. As irony would have it, we had not tried for another bio when we started O's adoption. Regardless a little girl is on the way to shake things up in this house. O's is heartbroken he is not having a brother, but gets over it a little more every day. The other kiddos are excited, and me, well, I'm still in shock, blessed but in shock. She already has a name too, which of course has to be secret on the net until she graces us with her presence.