A year ago today we finally got to meet the new love of our lives, our precious youngest son!! It is so hard to believe that he has only been a part of our lives for a year. He has adjusted so well, as have the rest of us, that it seems as if he has been a part of our family since birth. There have been so many changes since those first few months home that we are still amazed at how easily everything has fit together for all of us. In preparation for the adoption they drill into you how there will be a honeymoon period and then the child will most likely regress or really push the boundaries. While there may have been a bit of a honeymoon period he definitely never regressed but instead matured and developed in leaps and bounds! So many of the issues they had with him in foster care disappeared so quickly after he was settled in our house. I have finally stopped waiting for the other shoe to drop and for things to go down hill! The adoption still has not been finalized but that is just a matter for the courts. He is ours and here to stay forever. Our entire extended family have welcomed him with open arms and open hearts and he has done the same to all of them.
Now of course things are not always easy but I think that would be the case no matter how our 3rd child joined our family. There are days I am ready to pull my hair out and days that I just cannot believe how blessed I am by our 3 children. This was of course the case before DS2 joined us too so that has not changed. It has taken some getting used to being home everyday again and having a toddler around but most days I do love it.
Now to other things, I did Run for the Cure on October 2 and managed to run most of it. I took 1 short walk break at the halfway point. I bet my time from this summer by 3 minutes but when I went back and mapped out the course it was a little short. However, due to the fact that I really did not feel ready to run it I am quite pleased with my time!
I need to get my eating back under control again. I did really well for most of the summer but September I fell off track and have been having difficulty getting back to it. I did work out 5 days this week so I am pleased with that.
I am trying to get the kids and myself and house organized and running smoothly. In an effort to help I rejoined FlyLady.net. I had joined several years ago but my perfectionism took over and so I quit because I did not feel I was doing it well enough. This time around I have given the big kids their own control journal and am making my own control journal as well, which I did not do last time around. I hope that this will help me get my days organized with no excuses for not working out or not getting my work done on the schedule I want. My DD is excited about, my DS1 is not quite sure about what to make of it all. I think they will do good with it once they get the hang of it. I am really hoping that it will cut down on the morning yelling, telling them over and over what they have to do and make them more accountable and responsible. We shall see
My goals this week:
1. Get garden weeded and bulbs planted.
2. Work out at least 4 days.
3. Do some healthy baking.
4. Work at times I have set out, no excuses!
5. Work on Fly Lady routines and control journal.
Finally, to all fellow Canadians, Happy Thanksgiving!