**Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain.**

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Crazy zoo at our house.

Kinsey has been home for 4 weeks now. We had some sleeping issues at first and she was scared we were going to leave her. I can proudly say now that she is sleeping in her own bed all night. This includes being awake when she is in her big girl bed before falling asleep. HUGE milestone. She started in our room in a pack and play and any time we would even roll over in our bed she would jump up and start asking if we were there. This was happening every hour so we were getting exhausted. At first she would not even sit on her big girl bed in her room. We have came a long way. Also, she is letting loose and is letting other family members hold her and do things with her. She still has not been left alone with a family member, but this week we will be starting this for a few hours at a time. I have to return to work 2 weeks earlier than planned due to some staffing issues in my department. Bummer! I would prefer to stay and be mommy all day long everyday.

We had a welcome home party for Kinsey a couple weeks ago. Around 100 people stopped by to see our princess and welcome her to America. It was so nice to see everyone. We had a jumpy castle, cotton candy machine, and a mexican/taco bar. We even had some of our adoption friends whom we had never met in person, but have felt such a close connection to through this whole process come to visit. It was a great sunny day. Kinsey did well that day. She was more open than I expected. We were all exhausted afterwards, but well worth it. I did not get too many good pics because I was too busy trying to greet everyone.

We colored Easter eggs last week. Kinsey enjoyed that with Kainen. Gabe just hung out and watched.

Look at Kinsey's morning hair do.....Gabe could care less about his basket

We went to church Easter morning. What an awesome day. To be at church and have 2 new blessings with us to celebrate. Kainen was in his class. He chose not to sit with us in the Sanctuary. When we picked him up it was dark in the room and there was music and glow sticks waving everywhere. They were having quite a party.

We spent the day at Danny's mom and dads. We ate and had our annual egg hunt.

Gabe had a sucker and drank from his uncle's glass of pop so he had no nap all day until 5:30pm. He was way past due. He was pleasant, but in a sugar coma.

Those are a few things that have happened over the past month. Sorry I am a super slow blogger. We shall see what happens when I return to work. You may never hear from me again :)


Yesenia said...

Amazing, wonderful, and glorious news about the family. I am so happy for all of you and what a wonderful Easter celebration!!! We were so happy to be a part of Kinsey's welcome home celebration and look forward to seeing you soon. I am so sad to hear about your work schedule though...I know that you were making plans to see friends and spend some quality time with the kids.

Hope said...

I love the family picture taken on Easter! I also love seeing how happy you all are to be together. I think Kinsey has adjusted perfectly! I too, am sad about you having to return to work early. We still have some play dates to schedule! Keep the posts coming. Love them!

Beth said...

I am soooo glad she is getting to be ok in her HOME!! I am so happy. You have such a beautiful family. May GOD continue to bless you and keep you, may HIS face shine upon you and give you peace!!!!
Love you all

Pam L said...

So glad the sleep issues are solved! That's a blessing for all of you! Sorry you had to go back to work early. You'll all get settled into the new routine soon and it will seem like old hat!

Hopefully we can get together when the kids are out of school.
Miss you all!!

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