Wow! The Summer of 2010 is almost over. Can't believe it. Here in Louisville, it has been the hottest Summer since the 1930's! I was hoping to do so much more this Summer, but it was just way too hot. We stayed indoors quite a bit. Needless to say, we are looking forward to Fall.
During the Summer, we tried potty training Lydia. And...she is just not ready yet. I find myself trying to push her to be ready..but really nothing is working. So, I am resolved for her to let me know when she is ready. :) It just isn't fruitful for both of us to be stressed about it!
We moved into our home in late May and it has been wonderful. Did I say wonderful? We love being so close to everything. Especially Church. We can be more involved and actually go to the services that they have during the week. Hubby is happy too..not having to drive so far to get to work. Which makes me happy that he gets home so much earlier than he used to. We are so grateful for our home..we have a lot of work to get done still..but hey..Lord willing..we have 30+years, right???
Lydia is growing and I think we will be the same height next year..either that..or we will be sharing shoes. I can't keep up with her. She is healthy and strong. We are so thankful.
As we approach the end of this Summer, we are sending in our application for our second adoption. Hard to believe. We are praying for a little baby boy from Ethiopia. Please join us in prayer as we start this process again. We are taking things a bit slower this time around. Lydia is very excited about being a big sister. First she thought that she was going to be the Mommy..but we explained it to her. :)
Well, I hope all is good and well in your part of the world. This is a part one of a couple of Summer reflections. Since it has been forever since my last post. :)
I seriously think that Lydia is growing overnight. She is just getting so big...learning...talking up a storm....getting very independent....and loving life. It's going so fast. I feel like she will be a teenager before we know it.
Peek-a-boo! Lydia in her new birthday dress. She couldn't wait to put it on this morning--knowing that it was a special dress that we bought for her birthday. She picked it out and it was on sale (good girl Lydia!!). We have had a special week. We have had two picnics, went to two different parks, she got to play with some old friends, and we shopped for her birthday presents. Today, we picked out a small birthday cake, and tonight we will celebrate as a family of 3. I am going to make a special lasagna dish for her, then we will open presents and eat cake (with vanilla ice cream). She is so excited. We don't eat sweets so this is extra special. Well, our special China girl, we love you and we hope you have a very special 3rd birthday. Mommy and Daddy love you very much.
When we were having our picnic at the park, Lydia kept on pointing and saying, "Look Mommy, a Cross." I looked and looked and finally...there it was. It was a tree branch in the shape of a Cross. How awesome is that?
Chillin' after our yummy picnic.
Swinging is so much fun!
Lydia was showing me some of her mighty large motor skills. You go Lydia! Great job!
"You can't catch me Mommy!"
Beautiful Redbud at the Nature Center.
We saw some really neat trees on our hike in the woods.
Mommy and Lydia.
"Hike, hike, hike. We're walkin' through the woods. Hike, hike, hike!"
We also saw some beautiful wildflowers at the Nature Center (on our hike).
We saw some cool animals up close at the Bird Blind at the Nature Center.
We also saw some really awesome looking birds, like this woodpecker.
Lydia in the Bird Blind.
I see youuuuu.
What a wonderful day! Lydia and I decided that we were going to take a break from packing and enjoy the beautiful weather. We went to the Louisville Nature Center (and we got to see a wonderful friend from Church), Joe Creason Park and had a lovely picnic. We enjoyed seeing God's beautiful creation! There is nothing else I can say. What an awesome day.
Lydia playing at the park. She loves going down the slides!
She is also a big fan of swings.
Daddy and Lydia
"Look Mommy and Daddy! Look!"
What an amazing Holy Week. The services that led up to Pascha was just..just...I am speechless. The icing on the cake was the Pascha service late Saturday night early Sunday morning. Words cannot describe the joy that we feel in our hearts for Christ. I can't wait for next year!
Well, good news. We have sold our home and have put a contract on another home. Very excited. Glory to God in all things. Glory to God.
Lydia's birthday is next week and I can't believe she will be 3 years old. She has been singing Happy Birthday Lydia for the past month. So cute. After we move into our home, potty training will be first on the list. I think she is ready. I think she is excited about it too. We have been talking about it forever, so hopefully it will be quick and easy (as I hold my breath!).
I hope that all my blog friends are well. Take care and enjoy this season of Spring!