Saturday, October 29, 2011

It's Fall!! Loving this time of year!!

We have been home with Taylor for a little over a month now and things are getting a little easier all the time. It is a handful trying to keep both kids happy all the time when they both need something, but we manage. Taylor is starting to do better at listening and obeying when we tell him "no" or "stop" but he is still getting used to all the new and exciting things in his life so it's very overwhelming for him to take all this in at once. With him being only 4, he doesn't know how to handle all the new changes so he's a little disoriented after having such a strict scheduled life up until now. We are all going through an adjustment period. He's still a good sleeper and eater. He's my veggie eater, Reese won't hardly eat any veggies. It's hard to get mad at her or make her eat them when Jesse and I don't eat many either, maybe we should start drinking a serving of V8 splash or something to get our veggies each day. But one kind of veggies they both LOVE is "Veggie Tales!" They both love to sing the theme song along with it (and without). Taylor likes to play the piano as he sings the song, and I'll hear him singing it throughout the day too, he may be an entertainer some day. Taylor is also learning a lot of English. He says "come on" to everyone, "I want down", "I want to slide", "I love you mommy, I love you Daddy", "I'm hungry", "I go potty", and a million other things that I can't remember, but he's doing great with his English. I know having Reese (who talks all the time and very clearly) helps him a lot too, to learn quickly. I also know that he can understand A LOT more than he can speak, and we are hearing less and less Russian come out of his mouth, all the time. We are so happy and blessed to have him in our family and we know God will help us work out all our little kinks because this was all Gods plan to begin with.

We had a fun weekend last weekend when Jesse's sister, Cassidy, and her family Riley and Tim came to visit. We dressed all the kids up and went around to family's house to trick or treat/visit, they all had a blast.

Our little Princess Reese, and Super man in the back

Reese posing for the camera, we did our best to make her a princess with what she had in her closet , but when Jesse asked what she was he said, "what's Reese, a teenager?" Hahaha....So I guess she could be either one....

The three grand kids (Riley, Taylor, and Reese) on Grammy's front porch in their pumpkin shirts

Fun at Organ Farms
We caught Taylor wearing daddy's hat and boots (and it looks like Reese is mad about something)

The kids talking to daddy on the phone while he's working hard in the fields

Awww...too cute!

Fun playing outside in the beautiful weather in October