This was originally a blog post, and when I decided to link it to my front page for easy access, I realized that the information included would need to be updated periodically. Therefore, it is becoming a page so that I may continually update the information without constantly re-scheduling it as a blog post. Smart, huh? (Not really.)
As I talk about them quite frequently, you might want to know just who they are!
Hubby / Hubs / Hubster / Hottie / etc. – My husband. (Who else?) My twenty-something-at-heart, amazing, wonderful, sweet, supportive, and extremely hard-working husband. He is my better half, the best partner in the world, and super fun to play video games with or curl up on the couch and watch a movie with. I love him with my whole heart, soul, and being, and couldn’t imagine my life without him.
J.D. – Oldest child. He is 16 and ajunior in high school. He is creative, inventive, thoughtful, generous, and kind. He loves to do manual labor, loves technology and all things computer-related, enjoys reading and sometimes writing (YAY!!), and does not care much for details. You can follow his blog by clicking here.
Mini-Me – Oldest daughter. She is 10 and is a much more outgoing, much more girly version of her Mama. She is very emotional, and doesn’t (can’t?) hide it. She loves horses, bright colors, painting nails and fixing hair, wearing dresses, doing anything art-related, and reading. She has discovered an aptitude for drawing, as well as a talent for writing stories.
Peanut – Middle kiddo. She is 7, and though she is a brunette, she is my “blonde.” She can be quite ditzy and sometimes an airhead; she loves to be silly and goofy, is very creative, and enjoys coloring, playing with her dolls and MLPs, and reading. Playing outside is one of her favorite things to do; she would stay out in a thunderstorm if we’d let her. She is also my first child who seems to show an early penchant for math. (YAY!)
Bug – Boy Baby. He is 4, is the only baby I brought home from the hospital, and watching him grow up is bittersweet (as with all of them – and it is different with all of them). This child is a tornado. He is ALL boy, and yes that is stereotypical – but that is him. He is loud and wild, but is also extremely sweet and affectionate. He has had a very good attention span since he was about 9 months old, and loves to play with his toys (it varies between Little People, cars, animals, soldiers, etc.) all over the bedroom or living room floor. My Bug is high functioning on the autism spectrum, which makes most moments of most days challenging, to say the least.
Ladybug – Girl Baby. She is also 4. My babies aren’t babies anymore. She is still figuring out who she is, due to an unfortunate circumstance prior to being in our home, but she has gotten much better at imaginary play and getting along with her siblings. She likes to color and play with her baby dolls. She is very stubborn, and does not like to be told what to do, which results in lots of discipline in this phase of her life. (I am hopeful that stubbornness will serve her well someday, with the appropriate guidance.) She is my snuggle-bug, and can be very sweet and lovey, as long as she isn’t being told what to do ;-).
Madigan – Our nine-year-old Irish Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier.
Finnegan – Our two-year-old Brindle Great Dane.
Thanks for getting to know the family a little better – hope this helps as I start to mention them more often in posts!
(**All of our children have been foster children, and as of March 2015, they are all adopted!)