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Gotcha Day 2013

Gotcha Day 2013
Gotcha Day 2013

 

In some ways it’s hard to believe it’s only been two years since we became a family.  Yet in watching the first movie on Sunday night together, I could still feel those butterflies from that day, worried so much that something was going to go wrong and we wouldn’t be able to bring the boys home with us.

There are several photos tucked into this post from Heritage Camp at the end of July to our family Gotcha picture Monday morning.  And you can also see that I’m still not good at making posts since this text is not at the top…..

The boys are doing well in their new schools and don’t mind homework time now that the one not working with Mommy gets to play on the computer.  As long as they don’t learn how to download  apps themselves, we’re good….

 

Karachev Brothers
Karachev Brothers
Evan catching a a whopper!
Evan catches a whopper!
Minnesota Grandparents' Visit
Minnesota Grandparents’ Visit
Alex the Rainbow Cat
Alex the Rainbow Cat
Evan the Rainbow Cat
Evan the Rainbow Cat

July_August_September_2013007Heritage Camp Photo

First Day of School 2013

Today was Evan’s first day of Kindergarten.  He was ready with his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles backpack and lunch bag, and some spiked up hair.  Despite their faces for these pictures, both Evan and Alex actually had good days at their new schools.  Evan’s before school program has laptops and iPads to play with, so I’ll be curious to see if he is actually able to get up more quickly in the mornings to get to school….  And Alex’s two preschools have so many new “centers”, including two computers, that I think he will definitely enjoy his days.

We’ve been fortunate to be able to do a video chat with Daddy each night since leaving Sunday morning.  We’re all doing okay as we get used to all of these changes.

Requisite picture on the front porch....
Requisite picture on the front porch….
Smile nicely for mommy.
Smile nicely for mommy.
I'm a kindergartener - watch out!
I’m a kindergartener – watch out!

Tourquoise Lake 2013

We had one opportunity for tent camping this summer and thankfully the only rain was just prior to our arrival Friday afternoon.  We were able to enjoy fires and marshmallows both nights, with the second night including two other families each with twin girls Evan’s age.  The boys tried fishing again but we still need to teach them how to be patient and actually let the fish come to the hooks.  But Evan sure has gotten the hang of casting!

If you ask Alex, he’ll tell you his favorite things about camping are sleeping in the tent, and hot cocoa.  I don’t think they mind being able to pee outdoors either.  🙂

Alex reads Curious George.
Alex reads Curious George.
Time to reel it in?
Time to reel it in?
Evan casting.
Evan casting.
Momma with the boys.
Momma with the boys.
Daddy and Evan start the evening fire.
Daddy and Evan start the evening fire.
The family at dinner.
The family at dinner.

Update on Bacchus

We received word today from Dr. Stubbs that the biopsy of the tumor does indicate lymphoma. For the possible cancer types, this is the best we could have hoped for for treatment. The company that does the biopsy wants to do further special staining which will hopefully help us understand what chemo treatments, and how many, would be needed. We are now trying to get an appointment with the oncologist as she only works Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Chris will take Bacchus tomorrow morning to get the staples out, and we’re hoping we can go to a 2x per day meal offering, and perhaps even allow him to come upstairs at night to sleep in our room.  I’m sure Bacchus would rather know when he can have his first Greenie…