I'll start with a little update on each of the kids and see where that takes me.
Jake is a senior in highschool. Even writing that seems hard to believe. He will be 18 in 3 1/2 months. He is currently still enrolled in Saydel however he already has all the credits he needs to graduate so he doesn't have to go the highschool for class. In the mornings he starts an internship on Monday at the Altoona Campus for personal/physical training. He will work there in the mornings from now until May. In the afternoons he attends DMACC in Ankeny taking some business courses.
He is graduating in May and plans to attend DMACC to get his 2 year degree in business and then maybe transfer to Iowa State for Athletic training. He just finished football where he was voted team captain. His team won their first game in week 2. This was the first game the team has won in 5 years. It was a pretty big deal. He was also elected to be on the Homecoming court.
Walking across the track and being introduced on senior night. Makes me sad to see him as a senior but I am so proud of him and excited to see what his future holds.
Brodie just celebrated his 8th birthday. He had his first friend birthday party. It's awesome to watch him with his buddies. He is such a peace keeper. If anyone was fighting or feeling bad he was right there trying to make things better. He is such a good kid.
Drew is in first grade now. Part of him loves school and the other part of him would much rather be home with mom and Emily. He is Emily's second mom and is always trying to take care of her.
He started wearing glasses last Spring. We had no idea how bad his eye sight was. They have helped him greatly, although he is still just as clumsy.
Emily Joy. I don't even know what to say about her. She is busy. She is learning so much. She loves to play with her babies and take care of her puppies.
She loves to be outside and play in the dirt and dig for worms. This is a recent photo of her and a tomato hornworm we found that she cared for and played with for 2 whole afternoons.
Whew, ok. There is the short and sweet on all the kiddos. It only took me 2 days and multiple interruptions to write this. I am hoping to schedule time a few days a week to add photos and write a few posts. We will see how I do!