I can't believe it's been so long since I sat down to the computer to blog! Time is flying by and I don't know where it has gone! Okay, well I do know where it has gone...but I'm enjoying all of it so it seems to have flown by! :)
Kiir's first week of school went really well. The soccer team embraced him and his teachers are very supportive! We could not ask for more. I have also learned that life as a mom is very busy as we try to attend all of the youth events at church and introduce Kiir to friends and family!
Last weekend went a little like this...Friday night we watched the Rangers beat the Yankees and get into the World Series (with Kelly cheering and Kiir booing). Then we went up to church for 5th Quarter and play games until around midnight. Kiir even won a gift card at 5th Quarter! Saturday morning I went to Tapestry's Adoption Conference while Kelly and Kiir played soccer and did chores around the house. After the conference was over, Kiir got to meet his Grandma, Grandpa and Aunt Kendra. We went bowling and then came back to the house to play Apples to Apples. I love that game already, but Kiir has an incredible sense of humor and I was laughing so hard all night that my stomach hurt by the end! Sunday we had church, followed by lunch with friends, and a meeting with our caseworker to see how everything is going. After that, Kiir went to play football with some of the guys & workers in youth while Kelly and I went to our adoption support group. We got to share pictures and stories of our new son with others that have walked a version of our story before. I can't explain how rewarding it is to fellowship with them and gain wisdom from people that have been through this also! Monday night, we went to a youth Cowboys vs. Giants game watching party and you would know that Kiir is not only a NY Yankee's fan, but also a NY Giants fan! He insisted on making a sign, which meant cutting a piece of cardboard and handing it to me to make a sign for him in "pretty handwriting" saying "Go Giants, Beat the Cowboys". I guess his sign worked...lol. All in all, it was a very fun weekend, but I am ready for a slower-paced one!
This weekend, Kiir gets to meet his Nana, Papa, Uncle Shane, Meme & Pepaw. We're going to go fishing and celebrate Uncle Shane's birthday. Today we went shopping for his present and Kiir had to get something just from him. He is so incredibly thoughtful! Kiir, however, is most excited about the fishing because he hasn't been in a long time. I sure hope we catch something!
Well, today marked 2 weeks since Kiir officially moved in! It has been so much fun and I absolutely love being his mom! He makes me laugh, cry (while laughing) and makes me wish that I knew him his entire life. I cherish the time we have after school when he hangs out with me in my room and on the way home. I know it will end soon, with Kiir being a Senior and all, but I hope time slows down a little so I can soak it all in. I am so blessed to be his mom! Every day I thank God for him.