Hutcherson Family Update
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. :)
Wow… you all are keeping busy like the rest of us here in the country. I am so happy for your family!! I cant believe how much your sons and you all as parents have made this little girl feel like she is loved. She really has a GREAT Forever Faimly!!! Fill us in on what is her favorite American foods are and did she get her ears pierced? It look like I saw earrings in her ears in the dentist picture. Maybe you can make a video tape of her reading or doing some fun things with her brothers! I love to hear you all voices!! Well keep us updated. I love hearing all the family happenings going on!! And don’t forget what a great mama you are and give yourself a pat on the back every now and then. You deserve it, and so does Cy. Follower and a friend in Maryland, Shawn
Thank you so much, Shawn! Yes, she did get her ears pierced! I keep wanting to share videos with you, but then when I go to write a post, I never have time to put them together and upload them…but I promise, I will next week! Thank you for your encouragement! xoxo Traci
I love hearing about your family and all the love and laughter you share despite the occasional challenges. God bless all of you
Thank you, Dorothy!
Love to hear about your family Traci! I wore my t-shirt, again, the other day and just love it! On and off all day I am thinking of your sweet Sania Louise and your dear boys and pray that God would continue to give you all wisdom and grace as she recognizes more and more that you are her “forever family”. Adoption is such a beautify picture of God adopting us as His children. Thank you for sharing the tricky times with her as well. It is hard to be vulnerable and yet I have seen time and time again where the Lord uses that sharing in a mighty way. I have written you about myself before…4 boys-like you, pastor’s wife-like you sista-Cyndi. Look me up on Facebook to see a few pics and that will catch you up. Hope to meet you some day! Praying for you and thankful for you!
Sally Kirk, Carmel, Indiana
Hi Sally! Thank you so much for your love and support! It blesses me so much to know that you wear that t-shirt and think of us. :)
I hope to meet you someday too! My sister and I are considering holding a women’s conference in the next year, so maybe you could come?!
Rejoicing with you on the blessings the Father has bestowed on the Hutcherson Family. Does Sania Louise go with you & Luke in November? Will be in prayer for the trip and for those back home.
Take good care and thank you for being YOU. You are awesome.
Hi Doni! Thank you for your prayers for our family. :)
Sania Louise is not going with us in November, but will have to go with us in January.
Thank you for the update, Traci! So many of us are praying for your sweet family! The photos of Sania Loiuse with her brothers just melt my heart! <3
How do you deal with public meltdowns and the inevitable comments about your parenting skills? My oldest son used to have terrible meltdowns (diagnosed with Asperger’s later) and the thing I dreaded the most were the comments from strangers (you know, pride). I took him to get his haircut once when he was 2 and he had a meltdown. The older women having their hair done made loud comments, calling him a brat and it made me so angry (I went home and emptied out my entire linen closet and refolded everything – I organize when I’m upset). I got better at knowing what my son’s triggers were and meltdown signs, but I never got better at swallowing criticism.