Time in Kigali Rwanda

Thursday, July 29, 2010

A new post, and prob the last

Not sure that anyone is following this blog anymore, but just in case I thought I would post an update.

So much has happened since my last post. We had a long winter with Espy being sick several times but then summer came and things turned around fairly well.

I have been consumed with trying to write my dissertation before we move, yes move, to Iowa.
I took a position at a college in Iowa and we are in the process of relocating. Moving truck comes a week from today and then we will be adjusting to life in southern Iowa. Looking forward to making some new friends and starting a new position there.

Espy is doing great. Growing well. She does have some health issues that will likely persist for some time, if not lifetime, (according to the Drs.) but with proper care she will thrive. She is learning new words all the time. It is so fun to hear her say dadda, delton, and oli... I think they love to hear it as much as I do!

This will probably be my last post indefinetly (until I effectively convince Buster to adopt again anyway!) I am not very good at Blogging and need to spend as much time watching my kiddos grow as I can squeeze in. I do frequent facebook though, so if you are there feel free to befriend me :)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

new pictures!

So these are all pretty recent photos. We had Espy dedicated at our church last week and then had a pool party, celebrating her dedication and her birthday (which we missed while she was in Rwanda without us... so technically it was her year and a half birthday). She looked so cute and was so funny when it came to eating her cake! What an amazing gift we have been given with her. She is so amazing.

I am terrible at posting on our blog. Just to darn busy. But I do facebook now and then so if you are not yet a facebook friend go ahead and add me :)

I also updated our lifeofvincents blog and if I do ever blog again (which will be few and far between till I'm done with school) then I will probably use that blog.

Lots of love from the vincents!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

finally... an update

Life is CRAZY! I apologize fo the lack of updates. I am teaching 5 college classes and taking 2 so between that and making face time with my sweet Espy and awesome boys a priority, blogging is on the low end of my priority spectrum. Here are some new updates. Espy is doing awesome. She has been sick a couple of times with local "bugs" i.e. respitory infection and stomach flu. But has a great attitude, and loves people. She is definately attached. And she HATES to sleep. She screams often and loud when naptime rolls around. She is also a really light sleeper which we are making concessions for. The boys continue to roughhouse with her and she continues to giggle the whole time! Right now she is pulling all of our paper plates and tupperware out of the drawer and onto the floor.... testing her exploratory skills. She hasn't said any words except for an occassional daday and mamamamam. She likes my brothers lab Gibbs (might say bibbs once in awhile). She is good at pointing for things she wants, throws fits when she cannot feed herself (independent child!), and continues to have massive diapers... peee yewww!
Grandma Peggy was out this week for a few days (good timing since she would have had to be home sick with her respitory thing!) Now she is spoiled and needs to be held all the time :) ha ha.
She misses Grandma Betty! Hope to see her again soon. The above pictures show her hair getting long enough put in mini pigtails... She is hugging her new baby gifted by Buster's aunt Patty... it is sooo cute! She loves it and it already needs a bath from all the Espy hugs :)
Hope everyone reading this is awesome.
P.S. I might be changing our blog over to our family blog... LifeofVincents.blogspot.com so future updates may be there instead.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Quick Update

What a whirlwind this last month has been. We have gone through sooo much change. God continues to amaze us with our new family.

The above snapshot is of our lil Espy feeding herself oatmeal. She is becoming so independent and LOVES to eat! You'll notice she has one spoon upside down. I love watching her figure things out :)

She is healthy for the most part, gaining weight like crazy, smiling and laughing all the time and enjoying her big brothers. We cannot get enough of that smile (she also has 16 teeth so a very toothy smile! )

Meanwhile our routine is in full swing. I am teaching college courses three days a week, Buster is busy selling cars at our car dealership and the boys are both in school. Espy has an awesome caregiver while I am at work those few hours and we are blessed by that too.

So... life is good.

Praying today for those in Haiti. Consider giving to a relief organization. We donated to World Hope today. They really need our prayers and our support.