It’s hard work

December 3, 2008 at 6:57 pm 3 comments

It’s hard work keeping up both this blog and Expecting Evangeline

In an effort to do better and yet still lacking creativity and drive, I decided on giving a kid update.

I’ll start from youngest to oldest:

Evangeline:  (Adoption) Things are moving along.  We have had two of four home study visits and this cold Chicago winter morning Serg and I stood in line at 8am to have our INS fingerprint appointment.  Several scribbled lists are scattered around our dinning room table, the words ‘THINGS TO DO’ written at the top of each page, all caps.  I’m not sure if that’s the best way to go about all of this.  I keep picking up different pieces of paper and stressing over them for a few minutes and setting them back down.

(Evie):  We hear that Evangeline is doing well.  Thankfully there is someone we know who has been able to meet Evie.  She reports that Evie is well cared for, happy, babbling and crawling! 

Polly:  We all know Polly’s big news.  She is a walking rock star!  She walks ALL THE TIME now and super fast!  She also has felt the need lately to say “Mom” a million times a day.  She follows me around calling my name all day long.  I love it!  She’s doing great in her preschool class and will be bumped up to the three year old class in January for a few months before she ages out of Early Intervention.  Polly’s into a lot of typical, two-year-old stuff, not sharing, making messes, playing with her sisters up in their rooms.

Zoya:  Zoya is zooming through first grade.  Her reading and writing are coming along but she really digs the science and math classes.  So NOT like her mom.  I get asked to volunteer some times and I get all sweaty and nervous lol!  Zo hangs out with a few choice individuals in her class whom she had to ask to be friends with before actually talking to them a lot.  She’s excited about wearing her school t-shirt Friday to show her school spirit, is waiting for her papa to give her more guitar lessons and does a great job dusting the living room.  Zo’s not entirely convinced that there’s no Santa, despite her oldest sisters insistence and her parents’ ambiguity.  She wrote him a quick letter, just in case.

Elaina:  Our oldest’s main goal in life is to make sure her family is as green as can be.  She walks around the house turning off lights and unplugging cords when not in use.  A lot of times she catches me trying to throw something away in the regular trash and I’m reminded to wash out plastic containers and milk jugs before putting them in the blue recycle can in the back of our house.  Recently Elaina decided that she wants to be an actress, but has to wait until she is eighteen because her dad told her that nothing good ever comes from child actors.  She’s getting straight As in school and is still very helpful at home, although we have been seeing a bit more ‘tude’ with her lately.  Ugh, she’s only eight!


Entry filed under: Family, Parenting.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Madison  |  December 8, 2008 at 2:13 am

    Well I enjoy reading it so I’m glad you work so hard uploading it! 🙂

  • 2. McKenna  |  December 9, 2008 at 1:27 am

    Sounds like a super busy, super fun life with your girls! I love how “green” Elaina is.

  • 3. jooleebrooks  |  December 9, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    great update!!!


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