Life with 4 kids 6 and under. Our trip to pick up Tonito in China is: mid-March 2008 through April 12. Our trips to pick up Ricky in Ethiopia are in June and August of 2010.

Monday, August 23, 2010


I can't believe it. I hate when cliches are so true: "They grow up so fast!" What can I do to slow down time!?!?

I put on a very brave face and only shed a couple of tears. Drop-off was a little frantic because of all of the extra bodies helping their kids unload their cargo (ie school supplies) and hang up their backpacks... some parents seemed to be experts at these good-byes, and with quick kisses they were off to work, Starbucks, or errands. Some of us newbies couldn't cut the umbilical cord and waited through the pledge before we kissed and hugged one last time and then literally moped out the door backwards, waving until we were in the cafeteria by ourselves.

When the kids got home from school, they were bubbling over with excitement, "We LOVEd it mommy!" They were filled with funny stories: Miss P is so tall she is a giant that can touch the ceiling... There is a mean girl named M but I don't play with her... At recess B asked us to run in circles with him and it was fun!... 2 boys were fighting and some kids really don't know how to follow the rules... I was talking the whole lunch and didn't have time to eat anything!" Tonito couldn't remember who was at his table but he said they were very nice kids. Vivi told me that she sits next to the girl who was crying and the boy-who-burps-a-lot. It's going to be an exciting year!!!!

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