I can’t believe it’s been months since I last completed an entire blog. It seems like every time I sit down to put my thoughts together there’s:
* A scraped knee
* A busted lip
* A bruised ego
And that’s just Lex.
The kids are another story. They figured out that if they stand on our toes when they talk to us, they get our immediate attention. I think it was something Lorrie taught Mel, because she stands on our toes to hug us, to complain about her sister or her sister’s dog, and to see who gets to hold baby Eddie next.
Baby Eddie. Forgot to mention the newest addition to our family. Hubert, who has reformed past our wildest dreams, is engaged and pulling his life together. But in a weekend of deep dispair when he thought his hopes for his future were dashed to pieces, Hubert succumbed to his weaknesses and over a year later, humbly asked us if we would adopt his son, Edward Lee Walters.
What a beautiful baby! He looks just like Lex and Hubert. This child will definitely turn heads. He already does. No one in our close knit family can resist holding him and carrying him around. Eddie will probably be in gradeschool before he figures out that he is supposed to be doing his own walking.
Actually, he is very bright, and I know that if he has Lex’s quick mind, there’s nothing he can’t achieve.
How do the girls feel? They are crazy about their little brother. Here are just a few examples of the conversations we’ve had about out newest family member.
“No, Mel, he doesn’t need a leash like Freckles does. He isn’t walking yet.”
“Bouncing baby boy is just an expression. Remember Teddy? Well, Lorrie, you don’t want to do that again.”
“No, you can’t feed the baby lime jello so that his diapers won’t smell so bad.”
“Lex is resting her back, Mel. Eddie is taking a nap. Lorrie is at Grandma and Grandpas for the afternoon. You’re stuck with me.”
Gotta love it!