We are officially in “operation summer.” I have finished post-planning teacher duties, and we are home together for 7 weeks. Our “operation’s” focus is to spend time together as a family, continuing to work on trust and love. My goal for this summer is to spend time having fun, playing, working through weird feelings, justifying feelings, and working on my relationship with my bigs (and of course continuing to work with *little man too).
Here are a few of my favorite pictures from our 1st summer weekend and a days off. (Some are duplicates from Instagram.)
~enjoying a quiet evening on the boat, because all three boys love to tube 🙂
~*little man watching the big boys wakeboard
Chevy Braves camp at Suntrust Park was great! We were lucky to attend again this year, and I love that retired players are there to speak with the boys. http://www.chevrolet.com/youth-sports
*Status updates- *Little man is doing great! He is not having tantrums; he cries, but the tears are weeks apart (I’m documenting each one :).
*Minion and C$ are going for an evaluation tomorrow to see how much/what type of bonding therapy they would benefit from. Their emotions fluctuate, so being heard and working through thoughts with someone else other than mom and dad, is exciting for me!
*Family updates- I am so glad summer is here! Brian’s travels after our transition and move in day were quite exhausting; I’m so glad he is home. This is definitely a two-man job.
We will be glad when visits are over. We are still meeting with two different case workers, a CASA supervisor, a new lawyer for little man, and will meet our adoption lawyer at some point. Brian and I are starting parent coaching next week, for 5 weeks. And most importantly, we are continuing to be “monitored” and are awaiting official adoption in August, but I’m not getting my hopes up for that month specifically.
Lovin’ some David Lee and Kenny today; *Little man said this song is “connected to me,” today on the radio and it gave me chills. Everything’s Gonna Be Alright