Monday, July 14, 2008

So many kids!!!

We took our annual trip to the beach today with a group of my teacher friends. One of my good friends who I used to teach with moved to Boston a few years ago, but comes home every summer for a chunk of time and always invites us to her folks' place at the beach. I taught elementary school for 10 years before I decided to quit to stay home with the kiddos. Well, I taught with a wonderful group of gals who became great friends. My staff was a young staff, and the running joke was "don't drink the water" unless you want to get pregnant. One year there were 22 babies born at our school! 2 years later, the year Jacob was born... he was one of 11 babies born that year. I've lost count as to how many kids have been born over the years, but there have also been 7 kiddos added to our school family through adoption.... so it was a very blessed place to work. :) I miss it sometimes, but I do substitute teach there throughout the year, so I'm able to stay connected. :)

Here's a picture of just of "few" of the kids. :)
**And I need to add..... Mike's been gloating about this all weekend! Grace has really started using her signs to communicate with us. Everything is please and then something like please more, please food, please up, please binkie, please down, etc..... it's too cute. Well, on Friday, Mike was keeping Grace occupied while I was finishing up with last minute packing things for our camping trip. Well, when I was done, I went to find him. I thought they were outside, but then I found them in Mike's office. I guess Grace had been playing on the floor and then walked over to Mike, signed "please up" and he picked her up and she put her head on his shoulder and fell fast asleep. When I walked in the office, Mike had a HUGE smile on his face! It was too cute... and throughout the weekend he kept reminding me that I do all the work and he gets all the benefits!! NICE!! Yes, Mike got the first word, the first spontaneous blow of a kiss, etc...... This little girl loves her daddy!!

9 comments:

Super Mom said...

Isn't signing with your babies FUN! I did it with Christian too and it was so rewarding to "hear" what they have to say. What a sweetie pie she is.

Heber and Chalonn said...

That would have been a cute pic to post, but the image of it all in my head is DARLING!!!! She is such a smart little cookie! Keep working hard Suzi..someday we'll see the rewards!

The Gresham Clan said...

So darn cute!!! It was so great talking to you... talk soon!

Kristin

Emma and Luke said...

I'm sad I missed it! The kids have Little gym on Monday mornings so we couldn't make it. I hope to make it next time, it's been so long since I'm seen most of the CH folks. I can recognize some of the kiddos, but some leave me wondering who they are! It's so crazy how quickly they grow up!

Emma and Luke said...

I'm sad I missed it! The kids have Little gym on Monday mornings so we couldn't make it. I hope to make it next time, it's been so long since I'm seen most of the CH folks. I can recognize some of the kiddos, but some leave me wondering who they are! It's so crazy how quickly they grow up!

Emma and Luke said...

Is the boy in the gray Alex and the youngest one Finn?? Those are my last 2 to figure out - I'm going off your comment on my page to narrow it down. The rest I had figured out! :)

Coming to Amharica said...

That is adorable! I have to thank you for the advice on feeding/sleeping.....Solomon nearly slept all night thanks to you! He woke up at 5:30, but I quickly got him back to sleep. I'm loving it right now and can't sleep I'm so excited (Go figure!).

Dee Dee

C & R said...

We all saw the POWER in prayer and fasting when we as a blog family took a day to do this for the hold on some of the Ethiopia adoptions.. SO I feel that we as a blog family need to do this for Margot (Julies' mom) SO please join me this Friday July 25,2008 for a day of fasting and prayer for Margots healing!!!!
C
"For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers."
1 Peter 3:12

Hauswife said...

Hooray for signing! Go Gracie! Your beach day sure looks like it was fun, too!

 

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