Monday, March 28, 2011

Updates all around . . .

Robert . . . the husband. He is my rock. He is the eternal optimist. He always reminds me that things will work out for the best, and if they don't we will deal with it as it comes. I could not be who I am without him. He puts up with my crazy OCD, the kid's quirks and keeps us all fed and most importantly does all the dishes! I think God every day for giving him to me.

Dustin . . . Sixteen. Hormones of a sixteen year old with the brain of a 5 year old. Lord have mercy. Honestly, the hormones are no as bad as I had imagined. He is quick to whine and cry if he does not get his way. He is very helpful around the house and has several jobs he does regularly. He loves to help and this will typically distract him from something he is obsessing over. He is loving and kind for the most part. He is really struggling with what I consider attachment issues right now. He is constantly saying we don't love him and he wishes he lived elsewhere when he does not get his way. He still needs constant supervision especially around the other children and our animals, as well as with his 1:1 aide at school.

Harrison . . . almost nine years old. Where did the time go? He is smart as a whip and has the personality to match. He can be quick to anger when he is annoyed and likes to throw things when he gets mad (much like his mother used to as a child) He continues to amaze his teacher with his reading and comprehension levels. He is terribly sweet and loves to snuggle. He loves to play logic games and puzzles on the computer. The boy has a steel trap for a brain and can remember just about anything including tons of jokes! He loves to make people laugh!

McCarntey . . . seven. She is a joy. She loves to help and take care of people. She is a snuggler and loves to sit on daddy's lap no matter if he is one the computer or watching tv. She has to know what everyone is doing. She is nosey and bossy. She is a true girly girl and loves to dress up, sometimes wearin 2 different outfits per day. She is messy and disorganized (much like her mother at a young age) but always knows where everything is. She is funny and likes to make others laugh with silly faces. She can be shy and yet outgoing. She is a sweet child with a streak of orneriness!

I love my little chickies to pieces!


* said...

What a lovely family...but you forgot one! Hows about mama?

Missy said...

It makes me feel so good to read posts like this!!:)

Carol said...

How beautiful! Your family is like a quilt with all of the pieces working together for an interesting, colorful, loving design.