Well, things are going very well here. It's finally starting to feel normal to have 5 kids!
J is doing really well. Her behavior issues are much less often and severe. I think she is getting more and more comfortable and attached to us. We have the permanency hearing next week and are looking forward to the TPR hearing in July. I really want to be able to tell her she'll be with us forever.
M is doing great. She's walking more than crawling now. She's still not really talking (other than something that sounds sort of like "all done" and "nite-nite". We were having sleep issues. She would go down fine at night, but then wake up after an hour and not want to go back to sleep. We bought a white-noise machine and that seems to be helping - no waking up 2 nights in a row! Our homestudy update is done and we should be doing disclosure (when we get to see all her records) in June. After that we get to talk to a lawyer!
Jon and Ben are finished with school and are enjoying their break. They rode bikes to their friend Bradley's several times last week to work on a "fort" in his backyard. They were so proud of all their hard work. Then it all blew apart in the wind Sunday. Bummer!
Zach is still finishing up his school. He's almost done, if he can just get his English research paper finished, I think he'll make it. We are all ready for him to get done so it will really feel like summer. You can pray for him too if you think about it. He's having a hard time dealing with the new manager at Chick-fil-A. He doesn't want to quit, but work is stressful and no fun for him right now.
We took all the kids to an indoor swimming pool Sunday afternoon. It was the first time we'd taken the girls to a pool. We weren't really sure how they would do. Well, J is a fish! She loves the water and is not afraid to put her head under. I think we'll have her swimming before the summer is over. The water was too cold for M. She mostly just sat on my lap shivering. But I least I didn't have to chase her!
That's all for now!