Sunday, April 27, 2008

The Girls are Sick, The Boys are Tough

That was the line my husband was teaching to Caedmon this morning as they were getting ready for church. Kaiya and I stayed home from church today not feeling so great. I have a sore throat and Kaiya has had diarrhea for a couple of days. We're rarely sick around here, so this a new thing for all of us. Come on, it's Spring...and we haven't been sick all winter so now after we have the first full week of 70 degree weather, we get sick?? I can't complain too much though because the only symptom of Kaiya's sickness is the diarrhea...she's still up and playing and neither of us is running a fever. We went outside and picked wildflowers in the woods for our center piece on the table and she helped me make a big Sunday lunch with all the extras. Earlier this week when Kaiya was playing in her room for room time, she came out and held up her arm covered with vomit. I said "what's that?" She replied "it's my breakfast." It was the first time she has ever thrown up.

On a happier note, here's a special announcement from the kids: video

We're all extremely excited to start the adoption process again and if it is the Lord's will, add another to our family. We've been talking and praying about the possibility for a while and Kevin and I felt the time was right to move forward with #3 while walking on the beach one morning when vacationing in Florida recently.

Caedmon has been praying for a new baby for awhile now and has picked out names already...Oscar for a boy and Kyaxi for a girl. :) We have no idea how long it will take this time, but will keep updating our progress. We've started initial paperwork with fingerprinting, physicals and financial statements and will be having another home study done in the near future. We appreciate your prayers for us as well as the birth mother & baby (possibly growing already), as we go through this exciting and sometimes emotional process.

11 comments:

Jenn said...

What's WONDERFUL!! How exciting. We'll be in prayer as you start the process again and for the little baby that will join your family soon.

jenn

cheryl said...

That's exciting news! I'll keep you guys in my prayers. I hope you feel better, too. I noticed Kevin sitting near the Conklins with no Sherri nearby. I hear the weather's supposed to be a little on the rotten side tomorrow. Makes it easier to be sick. Feel better soon!

Cottonista said...

I'm so excited for you! (Not the sore throat and diarrhea part.) We'll be waiting and praying with you.

heather said...

Sherri, very exciting news!!! I'm so happy that you will be adding #3 to your sweet family. Having babies is SOOO much fun. Third time is really a charm. Your first 2 will play and you will have so much kissing those sweet new baby toes.

Praying with you. Love YA!

Nicole said...

Ya Girl what awesome news!! I am so excited for you guys! We will be praying for you! You are wonderful parents and will greatly bless a little ones life! Keep me updated!

Grandma Ruby said...

Blessings from Grandpa & Grandma! We love this new announcement, and our prayers will be with all of you.

Jaime said...

PTL! That is such exciting news! We will be keeping you in our prayers. Little ones bring so much joy!!

Guatmama said...

Oh, Sherri, Kevin, Caedmon, and Kaiya...
How Wonderful! We are so excited you are adding to your/our family! What wonderful news...
We will pray for Baby Bontrager.

Kevin said...

Hey Baby! Just wishing you a great day at home while I'm here in Milwaukee! Miss you and my kids a lot! You're a great mom to our children and I can't wait to add #3. Love ya!

Sherri said...

Thank you all for your kind wishes & prayers! We love you all!

Especially you, my dear sweet husband...can't wait to see you tonight!

Kurt & Aimee said...

We're so excited for you!!
Joining you in the journey...wow, look out paperwork here we come!

BIG PRAISES!