Thursday, July 7, 2011

Red Storm, Robots, and Rafting

Life has been full lately.  We finished softball All Star season 19-4.  We placed 1st in the area and 5th in the state.  I say we like I was somehow responsible for that, I wasn’t but when you spend so much time and effort with an activity  you feel that way.  I created a photobook for Brian and the other coaches.  The link below is Brian’s book and the other coaches had their own with pictures of their own child.

Rob and Lewis have been the best brothers during the season.  We had so many siblings that them had their own little group.  I have dear friends on this team too, so it was fun for all of us. 

Rob went on a cool youth trip to Occoe river.  They went white water rafting, tubing, and ropes courses.  He and one of his best friends came home with the same rash, we think from the natural stuff we put on all of their clothes before they left.  It was supposed to repel all bugs and apparently cause rashes on sensitive skin. 

We just got back from Canton, MS where I got to see nieces, nephews, brother in laws, sister in law and parents.  It was a fun and crazy time.  My nephew, Henry, had a robot birthday party and my creative sister Sarah did all the decorations.

On the way back from Canton we stopped in Starkville.  We ate at Oby’s and then went to Barnes and Noble to skype with the Reeves in Uganda.  Wow, it was great seeing them.  They went over there with no court date planning just to move them to a safe place.  When the judge realized that they were already in the country he agreed on a court date.  After they get their ruling they have to stay 2 ½ weeks.  We are praying this time will be shortened.  They have had several bouts with illness and getting home would be ideal.  Joan and Derrick (the kids they will adopt) are just beautiful.  They love their new parents and tell them how much they love them all the time.  Todd said Derrick was in a room with other kids yesterday and held up his arms and said “Daddy.”   Amiee said it is not hard communicating with Joan even though she is deaf.  She has her own signs and has picked up on the other signing quickly.  Derrick was not English speaking but is learning more and more everyday.  We miss them and are ready for them to come home. 
Rob has been volunteering at the Baseball Card shop and loves it.  He will take his lunch and I drop him off in Homewood in the morning and pick him up in the afternoon.  He loves learning about the business. 

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