Wednesday, September 19, 2012

It's been a year...

Wow!  I can't believe it's been a year since I have written a blogpost here.  When I saw "Famiversary" in my calendar I was actually kind of surprised...we've been so busy this year just going about the business of being a family that how our family came about has been put on the back burner a bit.  That's not to say that we don't talk about adoption, we do---all the time...my job and our adoption community require it...thankfully.  But this year, more than any other yet, we've been settled.  We've struggled a bit, laughed a lot, argued a bit, played a lot, forgave a bit and learned a ton.  Looking back, I think we've become more connected as a little family unit.  Our year was full of great memories and some sad ones. 

We spent lots of time with people we love both near and far and said goodbye to our sweet dog, Shumba.Photo: Shumba.  You were such a good dog.  You put up with being fenced in (most of the time) and calmly coped with all the wild kid energy I sprung on you in your old age. We will miss you but I love to think that you are chasing squirrels and running to your hearts content...someplace without loud fireworks. RIP

We tried new things and practiced things we already knew.

 It's been amazing to watch both boys really develop their own distinct interests, friends and personality traits.  Joaquin is opinionated, thoughtful and focused on academics.  He loves art, dance and music. He is determined and kind.  This year, he is involved in drama, hip hop dance and soccer. He says it is much to early to think about what he wants to be when he is older.  He's a kid and that's all he wants to be for now.  I could not agree more. 

Mateo loves to be active and is really enjoying his activities- soccer, bug club and lego club.  He has such a soft side, he cares deeply about his friends, his family and the world in general.  He loves to lead and takes great pleasure in teaching people things. Mateo told me recently that he wants to be a teacher when he grows up.  I think he would be wonderful!  He has really been able to embrace academics this year and is becoming an awesome reader.  They are both completely obsessed with Beyblades.

 I could not be more glad that I get to be their mom.  Blessed beyond measure.  Happy Famiversary.
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