Monday, September 22, 2014

These two

Max spent the night last night and they treat each other like brothers that's for sure. The sharing thing is still not easy but they are getting to the point where they will play and converse a little. 

They watched a movie after their bath and I had forgotten to get Max's glasses. As soon as I brought them to him Wade popped up to get a pair too. Hot pink sunglasses and on upside down. 

Putting an almost three year old and a 4 1/2 year old to bed in the same room has yet to work in less than an hour so I may have to try something else next time he is over. And to think Daniel Boone's wife raised 8 kids in a one room cabin. 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Weekend happenings

I'll admit I felt a little strange taking out my smartphone on the porch of the Amish store. We went over to talk to a builder about a play set for Wade. 

He ended up not being as price competitive as we hoped but enjoyed the sights of the small community here in Yadkin county. 

Sunday after church we met some ski club friends at a free music festival where John Cowan played. Wade enjoyed it I think especially near the end when we went up to "dance". He spun around ran up to the speakers and hopped all over the plywood they had layed down for the cloggers. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

17 Months Home

We passed another milestone this week. We have had Wade now 17 months, which is how long he lived in the orphanage.  I think he is ok with it ; )

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

1 Mile

I know it's not a big deal for some, but I ran a mile today without stopping to walk......something I have never done before in 47 years. Jump Mommy!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Fighting Nature Deficit Disorder

The This Labor Day we headed up to Stone Mt with Mary and her boys. Wade had a new pair of hiking boots to break in and it was nice to be in the woods a little while. We hiked to the bottom of the falls and cooled out feet. 

The post title refers to a quote from the author of Last Child on the Woods that I read a few years back. So many of our kids today have every minute scheduled and are not given much chance to explore nature like most of us did as kids.   

I know we too will have very busy lives as Wade gets into all his school aged activities but we hope to also foster in him a respect for God's natural beauty around him. 

And I love this photo (taken by Alden, with direction from Aunt Leanne) of Daddy, Mommy and Wade's boots!