Just checking in with you today to let you know what has been going on with our family. :)
Cy and I have been super busy this week working on the bathroom makeover with Lowe’s. We ran into some bumps in the road with some plumbing which has caused the makeover to go a lot longer than planned. Cy is over there again tonight working on it, and I will be doing some painting tomorrow morning. We hope to have everything completed this weekend.
Right now, our garage is on hold because of the work we are doing on the Lowe’s makeover. Hopefully, we can get back on it next week! :)
Jonathan has some fun opportunities coming up in Nashville. We are working with some great people down there, and are hoping to have some of his music out by next Spring.
We’ve been having basketball tryouts in these parts. Adam made the 7th grade team, and Luke made the 9th grade team. So we will have a lot of ball games to go to in the near future. Sania Louise is super excited about getting to watch them play ball. I always love basketball season, and I can’t wait to take her to the games with us.
Eli is just cruising through 3rd grade. :) Nothing major going on. He keeps us all entertained though!
Today I took all of the kiddos to the dentist to get their teeth cleaned. It’s a pediatric office and Jonathan and Luke still go there. They love going to this office, although they said, “Mom, we might be outgrowing this place.” :)
Sania Louise did GREAT getting her teeth cleaned. I was a little worried that she might get too scared, but she went after her brothers and was a real champ. She had three small cavities, but the dentist recommended we come back at a later date and get those filled. She told us to take our time so that it doesn’t overwhelm Sania Louise. Eli had one cavity as well, but the oldest three were good to go!
So many of you have been asking about how Sania Louise is doing. Y’all, she is such a blessing to our whole family. She is growing and learning and adjusting more every day! We still have “moments”with her. She had a melt down in Lowe’s the other night, and she was throwing PVC pipe in the plumbing aisle. It was quite the scene. Eli was hiding behind the toilets to avoid being associated with me and Sania Louise. :)
But her meltdowns are not frequent and they do not last long. Once she calms down, she is so sorry and loving. We do lots of hugs and kisses, and her behavior usually improves.
Her bad episodes are few and far between. Our days are mostly filled with a ton of hugs. Lots of laughter. She is the funniest kid I have ever met! She is sooooo full of passion and personality. She LOVES to learn and eagerly wants to do homeschool every day. I am amazed at how much she has already learn and how well she is reading.
Sania Louise loves her brothers! And she is a daddy’s girl, for sure!
She’s my little shopping buddy, and I love every single time she calls me “mom.”
Thank you for your continued prayers for all of us. I will be traveling to Latvia Thanksgiving week, and Luke will be traveling with me. I have to meet with the Orphan’s Court to finalize our adoption. When I get back home, Sania Louise will legally be a Hutcherson! :) Then we will have to travel back to Latvia one more time in January for a few final details.
So that’s what is going on with our family! What’s going on with yours? I would love to hear any news that you would like to share. :)