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I woke up with Heston at 4:30am. He has a little bit of a cough so I went in and gave him his meds. He didn’t wake up Alex thank goodness. Heather got up too and we decided to move him into his portable crib in the living room just in case he does wake up Alex with the coughing. We have the humidifier going in here and I’m sitting here watching over him. Heather is still up even though I told her to go back to bed. She said this is what I get paid to do. When they are up, we are up. That’s true. I think it’s from all of the weird weather lately. Cold, rainy, then warm, rainy, then cold. Chicago weather changes drastically. It’s supposed to be 52 today. That’s great. And 59 tomorrow. Even better. I know the girls are going to go shopping in Wisconsin this morning. Then off to a play this afternoon. I just want to be with my boys. Especially with Heston having this cough.

I just took my dog outside. He started barking at something out there and now he woke up my wife Lol She went back to bed. She checked on everyone then said mind if I go back to sleep, it’s too early for me. Go on. We are okay. I get up early anyway. I was hoping to sleep in a little but not if my boy doesn’t feel good. Heston is the one that rarely gets sick. I think he’s been sick 2 times in the past year. I think that’s very good. Most babies struggle more than that I think.

The good news we have to share this weekend is that next weekend we are all going out-of-town again. A road trip up to Wisconsin Dells. It will be a fun family weekend. We go up there a lot anyway. Anytime we are here at the lakehouse the girls do all of their shopping at the malls and outlet centers up there. Just easier and less crowded. I guess there’s some big sale going on this weekend and they can’t miss it. Oh boy! Have fun. I’m all about the Sons of Anarchy this weekend. I am on Season 1 and almost going to Season 2. It’s getting interesting. I think Clay is going to get beat up or shot or something. And now that Abel is home, things will change a lot. It’s interesting. The girls don’t like it so I watch it on my own. But not around the boys. I watch it after they go to bed or early in the mornings when I work out.

Is anyone else sick of Disney movies? I’m starting to see why the put that stuff on DVD. So you can play it forever! I know this hasn’t started yet but any new Disney movie that comes out on DVD brings itself to my house somehow. And we put it on the shelf for when the boys are older. I want to limit my boys tv time. I also want to limit their cellphones until they are at least 14. I think that’s a good age. It’s weird I’m thinking so far into the future but I have more good news to share.

My adoption attorney called and they found a little girl. She is 4 years old. Both of her parents have passed away and I guess no one in her family is willing to take her. She has been with a foster family for 6 months and still no one in her family has come forward. The state decided to place her for adoption and it seems like a good match. My boys being so young I wonder what an older sister will be like for them. I also worry about what this little one has been through. My wife and I have been praying on this for the right decision. I don’t know if this will fit or not. I was hoping for a daughter and I said any daughter is fine with me. I just worry that someone in her family will block the adoption. She does belong with her family but if they are unwilling, maybe this is God’s plan. I have until Monday morning to decide. There has been a lot of debate amongst our family meetings all week. Sarah said she is fine with it. The adoption would go through quickly once we agree and she may be home in 2 to 3 months. It all depends.

This adoption would be a closed one. I don’t know the family and I don’t want to know them. I want to know about them but that’s it. They all have had 6 months to step forward. After that much time has passed, I don’t want them to have access to us. There are a lot of things to consider. I mean we would have to get her into this fall. Am I ready for that? Do I want an older sister for the boys?

We are praying on it. I don’t know what to do. God will tell me. And we will honor His plan. Whatever that may be. This being April 1st, by June or July she would be home. Wow. That just hit me. That would give us plenty of time to get her room ready at the condo and at the house. I don’t know. We have been so back and forth. And then what if my wife turns up pregnant soon? I just don’t know.

I’m going to go back to doing my work emails. I’m not going to work out today. I want to sit here and watch over my son. His coughing has stopped and he’s sleeping so peacefully. Heather is dozing off on the other couch and I’m trying to type this quietly.

Hope everyone has a great day today! A fun weekend and  a relaxing day is all I want. I will update more later.

God loves you and I love you too!

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