Sunday, November 1, 2009


Lots of people have asked me how Kasey is doing in kindergarten.
He's doing just fine. It's a learning process just like everything else he has encountered in the past year and a half.
When he was in preschool he had a lot of acting out issues, biting, pinching, hair pulling...but the teachers were excellent at working with him through these behaviors. They really did a good job with him. His new kindergarten teacher is really great too, very patient and kind with her kids. He has had only 1 incident so far and I think that shows how much he has grown just in the past couple of months.
His language skills are coming along really well, so is writing his letters. Now he can even sound out a few written words ! :) So I think he is a smart little cookie....and nope, I am not biased ;)

Just for fun I'll let you know what Kasey loves: fishing, fish, dad's trucks, dad's tools, dad's lawnmowers, grandpa's 4-wheelers, shooting guns(pretend) bike rides, swinging on swings, gymnastics, climbing ropes and climbing up doorways (I know!!!),
his toys-he loves each and every one of his toys, animals--wolves, bears, sharks, cows, pigs, tigers, lions.......the list is endless, mom reading books every night at bedtime, and most of all, he just loves spending time with his dad in the garage or outside.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

favorite bible verse

First Corinthians, Chapter 13

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
If I give away all I have, and if I deliver my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful;
it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;
it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right.
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends; as for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.
For our knowledge is imperfect and our prophecy is imperfect;
but when the perfect comes, the imperfect will pass away.
When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became a man, I gave up childish ways.
For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall understand fully, even as I have been fully understood.
So faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Kasey's 6th birthday

Last Sunday was Kasey's 6th birthday. Hard to believe he is 6 and in Kindergarten already. He is a very fast learner, he has a very good memory for words. He comes home with a new word everyday, and has entire conversations in almost perfect english. I think he is amazing :)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

yeah baby...yeah

shoes and socks off!!! yeah, he is wearing socks and sandals---so what?????

toes touching grass probably for the first time ever.

yeah baby, sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet.

walking in the neighbors yard because they haven't mowed yet and it is nice and long.

and full of mosquitos, so we left quickly.

he put his shoes back on after dad made him walk on the GRAVEL driveway to go get the ball. stinker:(

Monday, May 26, 2008

Kasey, a couple of days after we met him...

Kasey, a couple of days ago. Ham:)

How is Kasey doing??????

Kasey is doing pretty darn good. He uses a lot of English words and phrases. We don't have a lot of communication issues now, we understand each other a lot better. He has a lot of fun playing with his new toys, riding his bike with daddy, and playing outside. I started to teach him how to throw a baseball last week by throwing it up against the garage door. He used to throw the ball by whipping his arm sideways, but now he throws overhand, like the pros ;) Now we can't get him to stop throwing the ball, he loves it. Last week at my mom's he had a bike, big wheels, scooter, and a jeep to drive, and he was bored........BORED??? He laid down on on the driveway with his head in his hands and just sighed.......poor kid.......I really felt sorry for him, ya know?? NOT!
Almost everyone we meet tells me how lucky he is, and he is a lucky kid. But we are the lucky ones. God had a plan for all of us, and He is the one who placed Kasey on our path to parenthood. He was there all along waiting, we just had to go and get him.
The state of adoptions in Ukraine right now is pretty bleak. Couples are coming home without children. My heart breaks for them, and I don't know what to say, except that there is a child on your path, and they are waiting patiently for you. Trust in God's plan for your future.