Friday, June 8, 2007

I'm a Big Sister Again

I remember when Joey and Shannon were first born! Now they are teenagers! Oh my!

My dad and stepmom recently adopted a two-year old boy from Kazakhstan-- he's been here for a few months and I met him for the first time yesterday. As soon as I came onto the porch, he greeted me by running up to me and hugging my legs! He must have known I was his new big sister! Meet, Cary Ploshay!

I spent the day playing with him-- and realizing just how out of shape I really am! A two-year-old can really make your heart pound and make you work up a sweat! That's for sure! Up and down the hill, and around the trail twice, and just having fun! The funniest part was when we went down the path to retrieve a ball, and then he began to wash it in his bucket/fountain. Jeanne had informed me he likes water, but I didn't anticipate him dunking his head underwater in the fountain. He did it about three times and was laughing and giggling the whole time. I think he's going to be a swimmer! After playing with him all day, I think I was the one who needed a nap!

Cary has a great smile and he's silly funny! A blast to be around. I can't wait to see him grow up! And pretty soon, he'll be a teenager like Joey and Shannon-- I miss those days when I was the big sister who got to take care of them, and now they can take care of themselves! FOR MORE PICTURES, VISIT JEANNE'S ALBUM.


I am one of those people that can fall asleep anywhere. I think it had to do with my childhood spent traveling so much by car. At any rate, Jeanne had reminded me of a funny story my dad told her. When I was younger, I was asleep in the backseat of the car. At some point I rolled off the back seat, onto the floor but didn't even wake up. My mom and dad didn't even realize til much later. So, fast forward to today. Any time Dave and I go somewhere at night, I almost always pass out in the car. So last night coming back from just outside Reading to our house, about a two-hour drive-- I was starting to fall asleep. So, I stopped halfway at my mom's house and crashed. I think I would have fell asleep at the wheel had I tried to make it home. I barely said hi to her-- I grabbed a pillow and blanket and crashed on my brother Joey's floor. I don't think I should drive places by myself after dark!
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JA Huber said...

Congrats! I'm sure you make a cool big sister :)

The Enemy Blog said...

That is so incredibly cool. My dad and step-mom adopted a little girl from Russia eight years ago. The conditions those babies are exposed to would make one shudder. Very, very nice to see.