Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Not So Different

The sweet smile and sparkling eyes are still there .... you only have to look to see them.



Not so different eight years later



Thanks for all your nice comments to my last post.  Thanks for understanding, for "getting it" and for "seeing" Jack for who he is. ♥

Jack is just so happy these days and is staying so incredibly healthy.  I'm amazed at how long his run of good health has been . . . it's been years!  (another advantage of keeping Jack in his cocoon :)

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Hilary comes home Friday for Thanksgiving break.  RIT is on a quarter schedule, so she has finals all this week.  I've sent her a few texts this week, but haven't heard a word from her.  I'm hoping it's because she is too busy studying.  I'm nervous for her to make her first flight home by herself.  I know it's not that big of a deal to catch an airplane, but Hilary has a tendency to not pay attention to the world around her and that's not a good thing when you are traveling alone.  All I can do is try and prepare her for the real world, she'll have to learn to survive out there on her own.  I'm (fairly) certain she'll do just fine.

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Here's another Eric funny.  He thought it would be fun to give his dad a report card.




Eric has a reputation for his "hurry up and get it done with as little effort as possible" attitude at school. Looks like he was projecting his feedback onto his dad!  Eric also joined the running club at his school.  He's very excited about it and I'm excited it's something he can do without the excuse of "I don't know how to do it".  (Eric is a perfectionist like his mom and, as a result, he is reluctant to try and/or stick with new things.)  Running is the perfect sport for Eric and hopefully it will help burn off some of the pent-up energy that has him bouncing off the walls most days.

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Mary is busy with school and working her new job at Target. We are all staying healthy and life really is good! Thanks for checking in.

6 comments:

Susan said...

I have a feeling that if we lived nearby Adrian and Eric would be good buddies. Adrian LOVES to run. His school gives a plastic foot token for every mile. When they've run 26 miles they get a big "marathon" foot. For awhile he was running at every recess. It was a bit much. But I agree it's a great! And Adrian likes chess and games. I have to say that drawing he did is hilarious! I wonder what Dad's been slacking on?! Ha, ha. I'm excited for you that Hilary is coming home for a break. I'm sure you'll have some nice family time.

Anonymous said...

I am glad to hear that everyone is doing well. Eric is a funny little man! I think your cocoon is perfect if it keeps Jack happy and healthy--which is does. Keep up the good work!
Kristy

worthy said...

Glad that everyone is healthy and happy right now, long may it continue and good to hear that you are all going to be together for a short break. Got to love Eric's 'report card' for his dad. you kids all make me smile, even though they are all so different. xxx

Melisande said...

All sounds well, my friend!

Anonymous said...

That report card is priceless!

Sandra

ssouth said...

Sounds like you are gearing up for a great holiday. There is much to celebrate. Keep that cocoon safe and warm. It's a jungle out there.