Monday, August 2, 2010

"Life is Full!"

How could you not fall in love with these amazing kiddos we have been blessed with!!!!


I know so many of you have been asking me for an update and while I am trying to juggle my life with three kiddos ages 5 & under I will do my best to give you all that I have.

Francesca is starting Kindergarten this coming August 30th! I can not begin to tell you how much I don't want her to go. Everyone thinks I am crazy but just the thought of her gone all day long is killing me. What am I going to do with out her ~ my Francesca. Between shopping for her big school year and trying to get us all settled into life as a family of five, Francesca is doing amazingly well!

Annabelle has truly taken over and been Benjamin's advisor ~ to everything. I never dreamed she would accept him as well and she did and I never expected her to play with him as well as she does. I truly under-estimated her and she has once again proven me wrong. As for her personality, she is still as spicy as ever which at days are very trying but since arriving home on July 10th, she too has changed in so many ways!

now onto the one you are all asking for...

Our Benjamin!

Did I ever mention to you that he is the sweetest little boy I have ever meet?

Did I ever mention that he has stolen my heart and now not only do I have one man in my life ~ but now two?

Did I ever mention how much I love being the mother to a little boy and how I LOVE MY FAMILY OF FIVE?

My list can go on & on but that is not what you all truly want to hear. You all want to know how he is doing medically and I wish I had some answers for you all.

All I know is that he has an appointment with Children's here in DC on August 12th with two of the best surgeons on staff. We need to get his pooping/fistula problems corrected before anything else. All doctors are in agreement that this needs to be handle first for fear of kidney failure (which he is currently on medication to prevent). Other than that, there is a variety of things that "might be going on" but until the proper tests are done and the results are in....we will never know for sure. But first and foremost is taking care of his fistula problems.

Benjamin is just in love with his sisters ~ as they truly adore him as well! They all play extremely well together and it is these little things that make me smile several times through our day and count all that we have been blessed with!

I so wish and want to at this time post so much more but time (and my kiddos) will not allow me to. When asked, "How are things going with the 3 kids?" My answer is simple, "Life for me is full!" And I would not have it any other way.

Once Francesca has settled into her first big year of school and we have some confirmed information of our Benjamin, I promise I will do another post.

But for now...Life in this Family of Five is everything I ever imagined and dreamed of...and I am 100% loving every.single.mintue!!!


Football and Fried Rice said...

What's not to love? I LOVE LOVE LOVE the picture of all three kiddos - is it possible that Annabelle looks so much older now that she is a big sister?

I can't blame you now for being madly in love with two men ;)

I think Benjamin's smile says it all!!

I know you aren't "ready" for Kindergarten - but really, you never will be....entering new seasons of life is so hard - just remember - it's a lot harder for you than it is for her ;)

Love you!

Courtney said...

I am so happy that you gave a little update. I can only imagine how busy you are. I can't believe how much his little cheeks are filling out. Enjoy every moment. I hope all goes well with the upcomin Dr. appointments.

Lisa L said...

I read this post with tears in my eyes. Your love for your children is so apparent and it just gives me warm fuzzies. :)

Love Letters To China said...

Oh Shelly... It looks like Benjamin has fit in perfectly with his new family. So happy to hear all kiddos are doing so well. I will keep the prayers going for your little boy. I hope you're able to get all the answers you need from the doctors so your little one can heal as quickly as possible.


Valerie and Jeff said...

Oh my goodness! Is he a smooch or what?! Yes, boys are just so wonderful and your new little man just looks SO sweet!! And your dear girly-girls are so beautiful too. Yes, your life is full and we are all so happy for you and that you are home again! Hugs to you all--and best of luck with that first day of Kdg. --Easton starts this year too ... and I'm already so sad thinking of him being gone ALL DAY LONG! Oh my goodness. How does this happen SO fast?


Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

That picture of the three of them really says it all! OH SO SWEET!

I know there is a lot of unknown for your precious little guy, but you are in wonderful hands with some of the best docs.....keep the faith and take each day as they come.

Hugs to you...... talk to you soon~



PS. I just pray that Sarah will take to her new sister the way Annabelle has taken to Benjamin. I am nervous......

Keisha said...

Glad to hear you all are a adjusting well. They are Precious! I'll be praying for the upcoming appointment.

Jodee Leader said...

I love, love, love the picture! It sounds like everyone is adjusting well. Enjoy your new little family of 5!

Sue said...

So very happy to hear that all of you are well and settling in wonderfully to life with Benjamin!! I will continue to pray for him and hope you will soon have answers. His smile is just toooooo sweet!!!

Chris said...

Sounds like things are going well!!!

The picture of your three kids is simply adorable!

Praying that all goes well for Benjamin...and you receive the information you need to make the best decisions for him medically.

Oh, btw, it never gets easier sending your child off to kindergarten...
Shea starts school this week and I am going to miss that girl like crazy!!! (and she is my fourth child who is doing this 'kindergarten' thing! lol)