Adopting a child won't change the world, but for that child their world will change.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Nature walk with Jayden and Riley

We took Jayden on a nature walk recently and he loved everything about it.  He is just always so happy.  He has truly been a joy and we are having so much fun with him.  He is adding new words everyday and can count to ten.  He has grown an inch and gained one pound over the last six months.  On October 9th and 11th Jayden and Seth have been apart of our family for six months.  God has been so good to our family.

Volleyball and soccer

This year Samantha was a starter on the JV volleyball team and played with the Varsity team.  This commitment required 3-1/2 hours of practice four days a week.  We are so proud of how hard she worked.

On varsity she was #20.

On JV she was #12.

This was taken at one of many VB tournaments we went to.  Doesn't he have the cutest smile?

Seth was a starting forward this year...his first time ever playing on a soccer team.  Everyone was surprised how good his footwork was even though he had never played before. His soccer team got first place in their conference and Seth had 3 or 4 goals (I can't remember which).  Zane had one goal.  Several of the games Zane would be yelling at the other boys in Chinese.  I asked Seth, what is he saying because he knows they can't understand him.  Seth said Zane was telling them to give him the ball :)

Zane (Ned) also played on the soccer team.  This boy is FAST!!

Seth has made a couple of good friends at school.  Jose and Andrew both played on the soccer team and will also play basketball which will start very soon now that soccer is over. Both of these boys have done a great job of including Seth at school and I have found them many times laughing and joking with each other.  Seth's English vocabulary has just exploded in the last few weeks and carry on quite the conversation now. 

Another Update

I am way behind on blogging, but life at the Sanders home has been quite busy.  Samantha has been on two volleyball teams and Seth has been playing soccer which means practice four nights a week.  Then...I am on the road some days three hours taking kids to and from school.  Seth is only going to school half days and then the other half he is homeschooling.  It has made my lift a bit crazy, but it is only for a year and totally worth it because he is doing great.  We just had parent teacher conference today and we got great reports.  He has straight A's except for one class.  This is amazing because Seth is attending a private Christian school.  He is in the mainstream classes and getting these grades.  He does get some help with the word problems in Algebra II understanding the English words, but everything else he is doing on his own.  We are very proud how hard he has worked and the progress he has made. 

I am sharing pictures from a cookout that we had Jaxon's (Lucky) family not quite a month ago.  Seth went and spent the weekend with Jaxon which he enjoyed alot and then they came for lunch.  The two boys together are very ornery...lots of teasing and playing tricks on each other.   

Jaxon burned his hot dog and when his dad told him he cooked it so he had to eat it, he spent at least ten minutes scraping the burnt part off.  

Seth burnt his too so guess what...he was scraping the black off of his as well.

Our sweet boy Jayden

Jaxon's Dad, Mom and sister.  Seth's two sisters Maylin and Sami.