It’s Back to School time, y’all!! Can you believe it?! This summer has flown by for us, especially since we spent 4 weeks of it in Latvia! :)
Believe it or not, my boys were ready to go to school. They were looking forward to seeing their friends. It makes it a lot easier on me, since I will be missing them.
Luke is in 9th grade this year, and Jonathan is a junior. I love having them together in the same school again. :)
Eli is in third grade, and Sania Louise will be staying home with me so I can homeschool her. She was NOT happy that all of the boys were getting new school supplies, and she wasn’t. But I promised her I would get her some when we started school at home.
Adam is in 7th grade. Say wha?! How did this happen?
He is growing up waaaaay too fast! He and Sania Louise are super close, so it is killing him to be away from her during the day. He can’t wait for her to get up each morning before he goes to school so he can give her a big hug.
And you should see the lovefest that goes on when the boys get home from school. They RUN to see Sania Louise and there are hugs and kisses galore. She is ecstatic to see them as well. That is my ONE BIG HAPPY MOMENT for sure.
One thing that everyone says when they meet Sania Louise is that they can’t believe how much she looks like our family. Yep. We can’t either. Total God-thing. I am always blown away how much she looks like Eli. They could totally pass for biological siblings, and can you believe they were born only TWO DAYS APART?!
It has been a beautiful thing to watch Sania Louise become a part of our family. Every day I see her opening up, just like a flower blooming, and you can see her starting to accept and realize that she has a forever family.
One thing I know for sure…she will never go a day without her brothers’ love. They adore her and LOVE having her as their sister.
Last night, Jonathan, Adam, and I lay in bed with her and made up bedtime stories together. There was a ton of laughter and hugs. I watched in pure delight as she lay in bed with all of us around her. How must that feel? She has all the attention she could ever ask for on her now, and just months earlier, she must have wondered if anyone even knew she existed at all.
My ONE BIG HAPPY MOMENT?….she belongs.
And this girl…oh, she makes us laugh! She has a personality a mile wide, and we are constantly cracking up at the things she says. Despite all that she has been through, she has a ton of joy in her heart. She loves to love, and loves to be loved.
Okay, now can I just say something like a proud mama?! How cute is my girl?! I mean, seriously. She is such a doll!
The boys are always saying, “Oh mom, we are in trouble. She is pretty even when she isn’t trying to be.” hee.hee. And I have had a TON of fun dressing her up in all kinds of cute girly stuff. Which is why I love shopping at Gymboree. They have GREAT accessories.
And if you haven’t already noticed, this is a sponsored post by Gymboree. Working with them is a no-brainer, right? I do not have any fall clothes for Sania Louise, so I will use my gift card to get her some clothes for the cooler months coming up. :)
Funny thing is Sania Louise has no idea why I was taking pictures of her, Adam, and Eli last night. She has no idea that I have a blog. She has no idea that thousands of people around the world love her, pray for her, and are cheering her on.
But she will some day. :)
And that will be ONE BIG HAPPY MOMENT!
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