The arrival of spring

April 8, 2014

I was ready to write ma!post about how we were finally doing some spring activities last night.

And them there is snow on the ground this morning. It will likely be gone by lunch.

We took the boys out on their bikes over the last couple of nights.

Reid and Tate are both moving up to a bigger bike. Reid has taken over Tate’s old bike. Last year he used a device to keep his feet in place on the pedals. Over the winter, he had developed enough control that he didn’t need the device on his old home. We tried him on the new bike without the device, and he mastered it fairly quickly.

Tate is waiting for his new bike to be fixed up.

We also took J out. He hasn’t been on a bike before. We walked alongside him and helped keep him straight and balanced while he pedaled. By the end of our time last night, he was going on hiss own in the parking lot. It was kind of shaky, but he was getting it.

Before long, we will be riding the trails.

Social media and searching for birth parents

March 26, 2014

I saw an interesting story in the news today.  Here is a link to the CNN news story.

Katheryn Deprell put a post on Facebook asking people to help her find her birth mother in early March 2014. Within three weeks, she had found and reunited with her birth mother.  It was a happy reunion. They plan to meet again.

This shows the power of social media in a positive way.

March break is over

March 17, 2014

Last week was our school break. 

Sandra took the older kids to a couple of movies.

Tate had a play date a t friend’s house to end the week off.

The routine started again today.

When Reid got back from his preschool program,he just sat there and watched some TV for quite a while. 

He normnormallyallu moves constantly, even while he is doing something he likes. For him to sit still shows he is not feeling well

 

Winter – the end is near

March 14, 2014

Earlier this week, we had a couple of warm days that melted tons of snow.

We had a nasty snowfall on Wednesday, with about six to eight inches of snow. Thursday morning had some ugly road conditions, with lots of accidents in the area.

Today was warm again, and much of the snow from this week is gone. There is stilly much to melt.

Come on, spring!!

Spread the word to end the word

March 5, 2014

The first Wednesday of March each year designated as the day end the word – the r word.  Check out r-word.org for more details on there campaign.

At times, there has been lots of media attention for celebrities that have dropped the r bomb. Some are apologetic, and others are not.

We are fortunate that we have not been exposed much to the ugliness of labelling with of our child with special needs.  We hope it won’t happen, but it is likely.

Anything we can do to help increase awareness is worthwhile.

Enough with winter

March 4, 2014

I am done with winter. It can kiss my butt.

The last time I remember this much cold weather was 20 years ago, in 1994. I renewer it was cold for about six weeks back then.

We have had multiple record breaking cold days this winter.

Usually by early March, there is a break. There is possibly one say it may get close to freezing this week.

And the whole month is supposed to be colder than average.

I saw a funny post earlier today:

I’m giving up cold and snow for Lent. If enough people take this on, maybe it will change.

Come on, spring weather!!!

Ten things adoptees want you know

February 26, 2014

Our local Family and Children’s Services posted a link to an article on their Facebook page to an article by Lesli Johnson on the Huffington Post website about ten things adoptees want you to know.

Here’s three link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lesli-johnson/adoption_b_2161590.html

Happy eighth birthday, Tate!!

February 20, 2014

It is hard to believe that pur journey to parenthood started eight years ago when Tate was born.

He was quite excited.

At this point in time in 2006, we were in Burkina Faso on a missions trip. We did not bwcome aware that he would be available for adoptioom for another few weeks.

This marked the beginning of our adoptom journey.

Birthday Party

February 8, 2014

We celebrated two birthdays today.

About halfway between the actual dates.

After three kids were in hockey activities, it is good to be settled in.

All wemt well.

Special Hockey Game with the Rangers

January 28, 2014

The Kitchener Rangers hosted the Cambridge Ice Hounds and Kitchener Ice Pirates for a benefit game to raise money for the team.

It was a great time. Kids from thew age of four to their early twenties played against the Rangers for 25 minutes.  

The Rangers were great sports.  They allowed several goals and had several ridiculous calls against them.