Things are moving right along... our dossier has been submitted and we are waiting for a travel date. It looks like we will be on almost the exact same timeline as Alina's adoption! Which is perfect, we loved it there in October! The weather was perfect and we were free to explore without sweating to death or freezing!
The kids are gearing up for school. Al will be in 5th grade, Anth in 1st, and Alina in pre-k. School supplies are bought, backpacks filled and snacks bagged to drop off at open house. Al's trombone should be at school... he's starting band this year and is really excited about it! Anth starts Cub Scouts this year, and Alina... well she's just super excited to see her friends and teachers again. And the bus. She loves the bus. Mostly our bus driver. :) But we all love her.
We've had a very relaxing summer. Not super busy... it was so hot for so long that we didn't do much but toss the kids in the pool and keep entertained indoors. Now that its cooled off, we are back out riding bike, on walks, exploring and hitting parks to keep busy. School starts in just a couple weeks!
|Early morning shenanigans while camping|
|The river was gorgeous and so calm|
|The boys love St Croix|
|Mr Fancy jumps|
|She loves him.|
|Making a bear (or kitty!) for the baby|
|Welcome home sweet Malia!|
|Off road walker|
|Big brother helping her up the hill|
|Ice cream. Or cheese. :)|
|Happy to be back on her bike after surgery|
|Being a tourist?|
|After surgery (new purse!)|
|My brothers sent me a balloon and bear!|