May 18, 2010

Last Day



Last day of preschool. Why does this make me cry? I can't bare to look at their teachers or the bus driver. The boys thrived this year in absurd ways. They barely spoke last fall and now we know letters and counting, sizes, colors, same and different, we can dress ourselves, and well, you name it. Oh, well, OK, so Tsega cares little for letters and hasn't bothered to pick up very many - he'd rather talk and sing, act out Disney movies, and go on and on about Emileah, and that's OK.

We still have way to go. But 3 things reassure our success: (1) The boys are one of a kind crazy unique . . . they shine; (2) They're popular with adults and kids; (3) They're smarties. . . .They still don't talk much, but they are working those big brains.

Is it me or is there a Jesus-like quality in their poses?



I'm worried about summer and regression. I mean, I gotta worry about something, right? But right now I'm glad we can lax a little on bed time and sleep in longer. Starting my day at 6:30 and dragging kids out of bed . . . not good. (Of course on Saturdays they were always up and in our room by 6:00!)




But you know what's really great right now? Ohhh, don't jinx it! The kids are in some crazy laid back easy going mood right now. I don't even remember yelling or getting crazy annoyed in at least a few days. Sweet. I blame the sun and its warmth. The sun and our new slide. We love love our new slide. You must see it. Except I fly down like a rocket and it tickles my stomach and the boys grab on to me and ride me like a sled . . .



Lie. Before I got around to finishing this blog we got cranky. Jinxed by colds and tiredness before I even posted. Let's get there again . . .

Oh, and since I have neglected my blog lately, I have a secret to share. We're moving to Washington DC this fall for one year. Shocking! More soon . . .

12 comments:

kkcatk03 said...

Okay, I am finally coming out of hiding to tell you I have been following your blog for awhile now (at least a year!) and I love your family. I love how bluntly honest you are about raising triplet boys. I also have to say I have my heart on adoption and bringing home siblings (at least 2) at once and I can't wait for the day when I get to start the process.... Meanwhile, I get to read blogs, such as yours, and prepare myself for what will come; the good, the bad, and the ugly (more good than ugly)... your blog is inspirational and I pray that you continue to blog. And moving to D.C.? Cool! I lived on the East Coast for awhile myself.

jayme said...

Moving?!? Fantastic! you know, Chicago's on the way to D.C. I'm just saying...

paige said...

so you know, albert works in dc and we come to visit regularly. i would LOVE to meet the boys (and the mama) we all hold so dear around these parts. Astrid Meklit still talks about the bouncing babies in highchairs video and she hasn't seen it in more than a year!

Kathy said...
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Kathy E. said...

Hey Cindy! The boys are getting so big...they grow up so fast. Sam also just wrapped up pre-school for the year. Kindergarten awaits us next fall. Hard to believe you guys are headed east. Maybe one day we'll get brave and visit. Would be so great to see you again and meet the boys! Peace.

Paula said...

Well, they might get cranky, but they sure are cute.

{Staci} said...

I am an occasional blog lurker and would love to beg you to post about how you get your boys' hair so awesome. We are traveling to ET in one week to bring home our little guy, and he has mounds of lovely hair that I want to take care of well. Tips and tricks would be greatly appreciated!

good luck with the move. We are Bostonians and love the East Coast.

Mindy and Baldwin said...

D.C. for a year will be super fab! Enormous and vibrant ET community there! Yay! :)

We live about 5 hours away if you need a nature fix! ha ha! (but seriously)

Jennifer said...

Add me to the triplet stalkers begging you to stop on your way to D.C. Ummm Isn't Charleston, SC on the way? ok maybe not.. but it could be just a "small" diversion. :-0 I love, love, love reading about your triplets. They are as cute now as they were as babies.

怡君 said...

Nice blog..................................................

Josh, Amy, Olivia, Josiah, Girum, Tarikwa, and Taye said...

Cindy,
I just ran across your husband's photo and info about your work on the Natl. Geographic site. I think you mentioned the article before, but I must not have followed the link. What exciting stuff! I'm so proud to be connected to you...in our distant but bizarrely synergistic tripl-ish family lives:)

Kim said...

Love you, your hubby and boys! I am so glad you are thriving. Thank you for sharing your life with me. Their beautiful eyes make them Jesus-like imho.