It dawned on me a couple of days ago that I haven’t officially introduced my family. As I will probably be talking about them more frequently in the coming days, I’ve decided I’d better let you know 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 14 and just started his freshman year of 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 writing (YAY!!), and does not care much for details. He will be participating in his fifth year of the National Novel Writing Month’s Young Writer’s Program. You can follow the blog he recently started by clicking here.
Mini-Me – Oldest daughter. She is 8 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 bright colors, painting nails and fixing hair, wearing dresses, doing anything art-related, and reading. She has recently discovered a penchant for drawing, as well as a talent for writing stories. She will be participating in her second year of the NaNoWriMo YWP this year.
Peanut – Middle child and middle girl. She is 5, and though she is a brunette, she is my “blonde.” She is quite ditzy and sometimes an airhead; she loves to be silly and goofy, is very creative, and enjoys coloring, playing with her toys, and reading. Playing outside is one of her favorite things to do; she would stay out in a thunderstorm if we’d let her.
Bug – Boy Baby. He will be 3 in one month :-(. Yes that is a sad face. He 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. Right now he’s in a phase where he is pushing and testing all boundaries (which is exhausting). 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.) at any standing table (often TV trays).
Ladybug – Girl Baby. She will be 3 in three months :-(. My babies won’t be babies anymore. She is still figuring out who she is, due to an unfortunate circumstance prior to being in our home. She likes to color and play with her baby dolls, though she still has a very short attention span. 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 seven-year-old Irish Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier.
Finnegan – Our Brindle Great Dane Puppy (she is currently 14 weeks old).
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. Three of them are adopted, and two of them are in the process of being adopted. For the sake of their privacy, I will not differentiate here.)