Eme is learning to walk! She walks like a drunken sailor right now and I just think it's the cutest thing ever.
Isn't she just so darn cute!?! I'm telling you, her cute factor is pretty tootin high in this house.
After our quick, but fun weekend trip away, we've been busy catching up on stuff around here. Nothing exciting, but stuff needs done. The boys go back to school on Monday and I can officially say that I'm ready for some routine around here. We've had a summer full of adjustments and the amount of chaos and commotion is starting to tip my level of sanity to a point that is scary. I believe it was fabulous timing that the boys have been home nonstop with their sister since her homecoming, but...all good things must come to an end. I now hear crazy things that people are doing in the world and my first thought immediately goes to the question, "how many kids did they raise?" I think there should be some sort of amnesty law passed for those that do crazy things that have raised 4 or more kids. I really do.
This summer has been a whirlwind for me. I can't say that I deserve any Mom of the year award, but I would accept the award for being good enough. For the most part, they all wear clean clothes, they eat regularly and they do eat a lot. I have discovered that pool baths are good enough, that sloppy joe's just might be considered nutritious if you use turkey meat and if we miss lunch, well...dinner will be rolling around soon enough. My house is messier than it has ever been and if I mop once a month, then that's also good enough.
Eme Grace has become secure enough in her attachment that I am now able to slip out of the house for a small amount of time and leave her with her Daddy. For me, I am opting to use that time to go to the gym in the morning and then again at night for a 5 mile run. I've gained a little extra fluff doing all this bonding and attachment stuff and I really need to get 'me' back. So all my extra time has been dedicated to working out and I've really had to let things go. That means less time on the computer, the phone, hanging out with my neighbors and playing with my digital software and creating fun photos. I'd really like to do Emerson's video, but time just doesn't allow for that now. My girl is on the go and is always into something. She doesn't sit still and she is fascinated with anything and everything that she can get her hands on. She is absolutely perfect and has made our family complete.
This week we've managed to sit at the government building with all the necessary documents to get Eme's passport and then sit at the social security office for 2 hours to get my girl her number. In 2 weeks we will begin the readoption process. I'm so sick of paperwork and just want it all over, but I really want to take care of this while all the paperwork is still fresh. Once it's all done, I know we'll be golden.
Life will hopefully return to a new normalcy when school starts, but until then...we will be going full speed ahead.