Here is a picture on his first day of school this year. There is a big glare but isn't he adorable?? We had a wonderful summer and got to visit some sweet friends in Kingwood. This is Andrew's buddy Lincoln that we haven't seen in several years. He was so great with Andrew and treated him like any other little boy. I still laugh when I think about him having a pillow fight with Andrew on the bed. Andrew loved it! What sweet boys!
We also got to see our Granny in Huntsville and go to church with her. After a day of driving, church and a good Chinese buffet he was pooped! Granny - we love your crayon scribbles on the chair. What beautiful artwork.
Andrew is back at school and loving it. He smiles every morning and gets super excited as I talk about seeing his friends. We had some photos done by a friend back in Dallas 2 weeks ago and I can't wait to share some of the pictures from that. He loved walking around the barn, watching the turkey and chickens and looking out at the pond. He will soon start hippotherapy lessons with a physical therapist at a place east of town once a week. This is the therapeutic horseback riding and I am sooo excited for him to get to ride. He loves animals and being outside so I think this should be right up his alley. We also have an augmentative communication evaluation this week with a speech pathologist. I really hope this goes well and I just hope that she will see what a lot of us do- that he is a smart boy and that he is in there. He understands so much lately and it is exciting to see him learn new things every day.
As for our quest to adopt a child- we were unable to adopt Felix the boy we had mentioned previously. He is an adorable little boy that was placed with another family and we are thankful that he now has a home. We were one of four families interested in him and after the waiting are thankful that he just has a family. We were called this week about a 19 month old girl east of town that needs a foster to adopt placement and her caseworkers are reviewing our file with many others to determine the right family. We are not really anxious about it and don't know what to feel. I feel like our family is red flagged because we have a child with special needs and Felt and I realize that if we never get a placement that we are ok. We would not trade this life or our Drew for anything. We have learned more from our sweet boy than we could ever have imagined and we know true love because of him.