Friday, October 06, 2017

FALL FUN SO FAR: HIGHS & LOWS

It's been ages since a real high/low post over here.  But, the highs and lows have certainly not stopped coming, so I'm gonna run through some from our fall so far.

High: Birthday parties with our whole adoptive family present - such a gift! (did you see what i did there?)

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Low: William's feelings about hair cuts.  He is still not a huge fan, as you might be able to see from his face, though Duplo superheroes helped him power through.

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High: Sweet family moments. Napping is so peaceful. 🤣

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High: Crazy sock day in Lily's class.

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Low: The twins had their allergy retesting, and IT. WAS. AWFUL.  It lasted a long time, but worse than that was the attitudes of the people getting tested.  At various times, they both lost their minds, and it required a lot of wrestling to get the testing done.  And, we found out that William is no longer allergic to milk and eggs - yay! But, Violet is still allergic to those things and peanuts as she has been, but she also added shellfish, grass, cats, mold and tree nuts.  Major bummer.  I left the office in emotional tatters from the entire ordeal.

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High: John and the girls have developed a routine where they read for a while on the couch after the twins go to bed.  It's the sweetest thing.

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High: A new CFA in Central AR (Maumelle), means we get to see lots of our CFA friends!

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High: With very little assistance from me, the girls made bacon wrapped dates stuffed with goat cheese.  I was so impressed!

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Low: Even with cutting back on commitments and activities, there is still a level of exhaustion present.  We are navigating what it looks like to rest regularly and not always having success.  Also - it feels as if we have created just enough margin in our lives for other, deeper issues to surface.  It's all things that need to be faced head on, which is challenging - though ultimately, it will be good.  In the midst of some hard days, I get thankful for things like a "Good Lash Day."

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High: Family cook out with s'mores and grandparents willing to feed them to us.

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Low: Sometimes walking into dance can be hard.  Better to just lay in the doorway.  Once she is in, she loves it and does great. 

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High: Fun date nights that include a preview to the Lion King coming in April to Little Rock!

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Low: Our kids finding an injured squirrel that they named "Ninja," and the subsequent worry that Ninja's fate caused our concerned children.

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