About Me

My name is Tracy and I am married to an amazing man, his name is Thomas! We are a busy family that is always on the go between church, school, work and sports.... we are not a sitting around kind of family. We have 4 amazing children and are working on bringing home Elias to make 5. My hubby is Deaf and I am a sign language interpreter,we are very involved in the Deaf community and are excited to be adding another Deaf member to our family. Our kids, Aaron-19, Luke-11, Tommy-10 and Paige-5 are anxious for their new brother to be home. This is our second adoption and we are learning more everyday to lean on God, this journey is already strengthening our faith! We are working on learning how to turn everything over to God and know that He has a perfect plan and all will happen in His time! Good things come to those who wait.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

2 and a half months at home and all is well!!! Beyond well actually!!!

So much has been happening that I dont know where to start! Luke is growing and growing! 11lbs and 1 inch since we came home 2 and half months ago! Crazy!!!! He went from a 10 slim with the waist cinched all the way to a 10, to a 12 slim with the waist cinched to a 12 now.. all in 2 and half months since we got home!!!  The boy is an eating machine! We have decided he needs his own refigerator haha! I finally found something the other day he doesnt like to eat and it was cooked broccoli! First time he said "do I have to eat it because I would not like to eat it".  I laughed as he has eaten everything since he has moved here!  The one thing he turns his nose up at now is Chinese food! He doesnt want to eat it and doesnt want to see it! He is truly an American boy!

Luke lost a tooth the other night and we explained all about the tooth fairy coming and taking his tooth and bringing him money! Of course if you know Luke this was followed by 100's of questions.. "How is the fairy getting in" "What does a fairy wear?" "How does the fairy see at night?" and so on.... Much too Lukes surprise the tooth was gone in the morning and money was there!! He is now asking every girl he sees if they are the fairy and if they have wings....He is also praying to God for more loose teeth so he can get more money!

Luke is one of the most amazing and resilant people I have ever met in my life! He is the happiest child ever! Luke has become quite the "Momma's Boy!" He loves being hugged and smooched and holding hands and I have realized he is in love with being loved!  He tells me a ton of times a day how much he loves me. The boy is truly a gem! Luke and his brothers get along amazing and him and Paige are inseperable at most times. Of course we have some of the "Paige touched me, he breathed on me, he touched my toy, blah blah blah" that all siblings have but I must admit it is so minimal it is sorta crazy!  Luke and Paige spend HOURS everyday riding their bikes up and down our sidewalk. I truly dont know how they find it enjoyable as the other saturday they spent 7 hours riding their bikes back and forth down the sidewalk. But all the hard work is paying off as Today Luke officially rode his bike like a "Big Boy" and had NO training wheels! He had 2 for 1 month and then 1 training wheel for 1 month and now today NONE!  He rode like a champ! I LOVED seeing the pride in his face when he took off without the one training wheel.. He looked so full of joy and pride and self accomplishment that his joy is beyond contagious. We all swore we heard the Rocky theme as he was riding!!!

Luke and Tommy have become such good pals that it is more then this mom could have ever dreamed, hoped for or prayed for to be honest! They are so caring of each other and so thoughtful to each other. Their love for each other is truly inspiring to me as a mother. The other day the two of them gave me a hard time at bed time and were being punks (which is not the norm for the two of them as they go to bed at night like angels normally). So I told them they would be punished the next day to their bedroom. I felt mean as the next day was 75 degrees and it was the first day it had been nice in awhile but I kept to my word and they were punished in their room. Well much to my surprise the two of them had a ball! To quote Tommy "Mom being punished with Luke was the best!"  Hmmm I might have to re-think my punishment strategy a little more ha. But I did capture the two of them on video and will try and post it later. I heard Luke screaming ( he is pretty loud in general but he was screaming) and ran upstairs as I thought "oh no the other shoe has finally dropped and they are fighting" I cracked open the door to see the two of them playing ball, listening to Christian Heavy Metal music and dancing around the room like two complete goof balls! I truly beemed with joy to see the two of them getting along so well! I love my boys!!! OHH and Tommy taught Luke that if he puts the music on and cranks up the bass that if Lukes lays his hands on the speakers he can feel the music and Luke is LOVING it!! He is now a music mad man hahah. Tommy is ever so the Deaf culture boy and thinking about how to include Luke in everything!!!

                                    Luke had his first horse ride and LOVED it!
                      Luke's sister Paige.. One of his best pals (his bike riding partner)
                           Luke and Tommy being ducks haah
    The bike blessing at church and one of the members blessed the boys by letting them on!
                                     Luke doesnt think he is cool or anything hahah
   Picked out his first ever Easter basket.. he went for the JUMBO one haHAH(10 years to make up for!)
    Luke got a new bear and these are his sleep partners (they work wonders for him at night)
    Me and my Luke being goofy, he is teaching me how to perfect the pouty lip heheh
Luke has seen this same picture of every one of his siblings when they were young and he wanted one of himself as he "missed it when he was little (his words)". So here is Lukes goofy hair in the tub photo!!!


OK I think I rattled on about just about everything so I will end for now! Will post (hopefully) that video in a bit!
Hoping this will work.. this is when the boys were "punished" Enjoy as I sure did!~

6 comments:

Aus said...

Great stuff - just love seeing it - and couldn't be any happier that Luke is blooming! BTW - I do surveillance as a part of my job - and Luke 'made' you 7 seconds into the video!! ;)

hugs - great joy for you guys- aus and co.

Chasing Starshine said...

Your posts make me smile! Glad to hear he's doing so well!

RamblingMother said...

He has 10 years to make up for. Love that thought. He seems to be doing a good job of it and I hope he lives his life to the fullest!!!

Anonymous said...

Love reading your updates and hearing/seeing how well Luke is doing and bonding with his wonderful family. Blessings!

China Dreams said...

This is wonderful. He's such a handsome charmer, and it's great to see the growth he's experiencing with the love of family surrounding him.

Ruby

Gina said...

That was awesome. They were both rocking it out!

Our little boy!

Our little boy!
Opening up my care package from my family!

Curious what he is thinking!

Curious what he is thinking!
Checking out my Family for the 1st time ever! (this pic is of my new Brothers and Sister!)

His first reaction after seeing us

His first reaction after seeing us
This is my Forever Family!

Some goodies from the care package

Some goodies from the care package
Some of my new books

This picture makes me cry every time I see it!

This picture makes me cry every time I see it!
My 1st picture of my mommy and daddy! They say I love to look at my pictures again and again!

Studying our faces....

Studying our faces....
Checking out my new family again!

Look at that face!

Look at that face!
Checking out my new books

Aaron's Graduation

Aaron's Graduation
We are so Proud!

Xin Hai's name in Chinese!

福新

Fu XinHai

Xin Hai

Xin Hai
Isnt he the cutest ever?

Aaron's Senior Prom

Aaron's Senior Prom
My handsome Son, Aaron

Aarons prom

Aarons prom
Paige, Aaron and Tommy

My Family

My Family
The Worrell Family

Our Precious one

Our Precious one
Xin Hai in 2008 - so precious! Love that smile!

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