What a week it has been! Jacob finished his first week of kindergarten and did wonderfully! It is so nice to have this first week under our belts! Jacob is adjusting beautifully and each day comes home with lots of his work to show us and many things to tell us about. Last night was parent/teacher orientation and I must say that his teacher is just wonderful! I left his classroom with a huge smile on my face as I am so excited to see how he will grow so much this year both in wisdom and in his faith. He is looking older to me this week and I see his daddy in him so much lately (those of you who know us well, isn't he a little Jim!)! We are so proud of our Jacob!
Today we went to clinic for Abbey's numbers to be checked. They continue to be nice and high! She has been feeling great and has been so active. Our nurse Kathy who is like family to us at this point was so sweet today as she talked about how comfortable and well adjusted Abbey is when we're there. Abbey has been "helping" Kathy draw her blood and flush her port. It is amazing how far she's come! I used to be terrified of her port (as Abbey was too) and every time they did anything with it, it would cause instant panic, but now it's like second nature to see her accessed and the port being used. Only by God's grace could something so foreign and scary be so o.k.
Barb, the Nurse Practitioner examining Abbey at clinic today.
Abbey playing catch with Buddy and Bev.
Notice Abbey's flower in her hair and beautiful bracelets on her wrists?! We got a wonderful package of homemade gifts from Amanda and Cameron from Utah (followers of Abbey's journey through our blog) and she LOVES her gifts! She has a flower for her hair to match every outfit and there were also headwraps, hats and bracelets in the package! Thank you so very much Amanda and Cameron! When we are in public I can't tell you how often people think Abbey is a boy (yes, even with girly, pink and purple clothes on) and comment on my three boys and it always makes me so sad for Abbey. After everything she's been through, she is reminded often in public that she's different. These flowers will definitely help these people see that she is ALL girl.
And I always feel bad when I have updates on Jacob and Abbey and not Micah... so here's a fun picture of Micah from the week. He is growing fast and saying tons of words lately. He says "Abbey" "Jake" "mommy" and "daddy" all day long. He also will try to say pretty much anything that we ask him to that's been fun. He LOVES balls and has quite an arm on him. He pretty much turns everything and anything into a ball, a bat, a hockey stick or some other sports equipment. It is very normal to look over at him during mealtime and see him using his spoon as a bat and his food as little balls. We are still working on manners with this one :)....
Well, we are excited for a restful weekend ahead. Jim is off all weekend (which is a treat with his rotating days off) and it will be nice for Jacob to be home all day. He gave me a break tonight and did baths, snacks, books and is now getting the kids to bed (and I just got to sit here and do the blog :) We have a good movie to watch once the kids are in bed and some good snacks to share. Hope you all have a great weekend :)