I promised to post to update what the family is up to. So, here it is!
Brian Sr. has started a new job. For those that don't know, he is a golf professional. He is the PGA Head Professional at a local private golf course. No, he does not play on TV! He manages the daily operations at the course, gives lessons, and runs tournaments and outings. He did enjoy his time off this winter with the boys. Justin really bonded to him and it was nice for Brian to be able to spend some time with him and Brian Jr. and Sean. That said, he was also ready to return to the 'real world'!
There is not much new to report with me. I went to the doctor's today to have my physical for our adoption. It is the last thing I needed to complete before we submit our home study packet. I have to also get blood work done, but I had to have been fasting for at least twelve hours. Since I ate breakfast, the blood work will have to wait. Brian has to wait until next week for his appointment anyway; so no big rush. I have been trying to lose the baby weight on my own and did lose a few pounds. But, I was getting frustrated and decided to rejoin Weight Watchers. My Mom actually is the one that talked me into going; it is nice because we go together and support each other. I have been going for four weeks now and have lost 15.8 lbs! I am so excited and motivated to continue. Summer is not too far away!
Brian Jr. got a great report card last week! He doesn't get grades yet, but still got perfect scores in all areas. He is reading and writing above grade level and having no problems with the math program. He starts baseball and flag football in the next few weeks. To say that he is excited is putting it mildly. He finished his basketball clinic last week. The clinic ended with a mini game and he was the only first grader to score a basket. Brian loves to play outside and most days after school he can be found playing kickball - usually with older kids!
Sean was having a few troubles in school with some kids, but things have worked out. His teachers and I had some talks with him and he is doing much better. It is not good that he was misbehaving but it is good that he was remorseful and decided to make better choices. As long as he and Brian and Justin are able to learn from their mistakes then I will be happy. I don't expect any of them to be perfect, especially since I am far from it. He is a little sad that he is not old enough to play organized sports yet. Hopefully he will have fun watching Brian and playing along on the sidelines. Sean is very into Easter this year and asking me daily when the Easter Bunny is coming.
Justin is changing so much with each day! He is walking like crazy behind his truck and activity walker. Well, he more waddles with stiff legs than walks, but it is so cute. He has started becoming really frustrated at times and makes it well known when he is unhappy. He also gets his feelings hurt now. When I tell him no, he looks at me with a sad face and slowly lowers his head! He loves to play and wrestle with his brothers. He crawls so quickly that I have to be really careful - he gets form one side of the room to the other in a few seconds. I love to hear him "talk" more and more each day. Justin is such a joy!
Well, I think that is about it for the family. I hope that catches you up on our lives. I guess the next big event will be Justin's first birthday party. It is only a little over forty days away! I am doing a Winnie the Pooh theme like Brian and Sean had. I have to think about a date and get some invitations started!