Monday, February 15, 2010

We're Still Here

It's been way too long since my last post. Sorry :(

I went home to West Virginia for a few days to attend my aunt's funeral. It was a sad occasion, but I was so happy to get to spend some time with my family. I missed all three of my boys like crazy though. It was nice to get home and hug on them for a little while.

January and the beginning of February brought the sick monster to our house. All of us have been sick at one time or another. Thankfully...we're all healthy right now. Little Drew had the hardest time of all. He even made his first trip to the ER. What a trooper though.

We're getting ready to celebrate Gotcha Day #4 on Wednesday. It's hard to believe that 4 years ago we were in India. Time truly does fly once these little guys come home. The waiting to get them....well, all of my adoptive parent friends's just brutal.

Ian still amazes us almost daily with his vocabulary and perceptiveness. He's at a really fun and frustrating age. While I love watching his little mind grow and develop...I don't love how the mouth develops right along with it. I must tell him a dozen times a day "watch your mouth Ian". Kids can pick up some really bad habits from their peers at school. They also pick up on what we say as well. I have really had to clean up my mouth :) He's very excited about his birthday that's coming up in March. He asked me a couple of months ago if he'd be a grown up when he turned 5? :)

Drew's little vocabulary is growing, growing, growing. He knows all of his colors and shapes and can count to 12 without help. He gets a little messed up after that. He LOVES his mommy....I mean he really LOVES me. He just can't stop smiling when I come home from work. He gets so excited. That warms a mommy's heart. He also adores his "bubba". He and Ian are constantly rough housing. Daddy is usually in the middle of the crowd and Drew (and Ian) think he's pretty darn cool.

I promise...I'll post some of our Gotcha Day happenings and possibly pictures. We're going to take Ian out of school half a day on Wednesday to celebrate. We told him he could pick a nice restaurant to go to for lunch that day. What did he pick? Wendy's. I said "no, Ian...a nice restaurant." He looked at me and said " about McDonald's?"


Neil, Amy and The Girls said...

Haha! I so remember thinking McDonald's was nice restaurant when I was little :o) I never understood why we didn't go there for nice dinners out. Haha! So good to hear an update on the Conners. You've got some sweet boys, Nadra!

Valerie said...

Love the restaurant pick! Happy Gotcha Day! Has it really been four years? (for us, too, so hard to believe!)

Julie & Patrick said...

Nice to see you are back and everyone is, once again, healthy. Ah yes, the mouth in regards to their peers. We have issues too. It is all part of growing up, but I don't know that I care for this part much :)

I can't believe it is #4 this Wed. Yours was one of the first blogs I followed while we waited and it seems like yesterday that that blog stalking started!

Congrats and enjoy....Wendys!!!
Julie R

NHP said...

So fun... I cannot wait to see pics of his nice lunch out for his 4th forever family day! And getting out of school is SO cool!
Enjoyed the update as well. Glad to see everyone is doing wonderful.