Tuesday, September 22, 2015


I can hardly believe it, but Graham is in kindergarten! There were no tears here. I am just SO THANKFUL that Graham gets to go to kindergarten at all, and that I don't have to homeschool. It's all thanks to the Tyler International School. We are seriously so excited to be a part of it.

TIS has 12 students ages 4-13, and 3 teachers. Graham's class is pre-k and kindergarten and there are 6 students. His teacher, Miss Malinda, is very sweet and also very experienced. I am already so pleased with the progress he's made!

It's been a bit of an adjustment in our family for Graham to be away most of the day. Especially for Molly. She was very disappointed that she doesn't get to go to school too, and she misses him a lot during the day.

We are very grateful to our good friend Ty, who came to Mbale to start an international school two years ago. He is making it possible for people like us to live here without homeschooling. His school is blessing so many families in Mbale. 

Finn - 3 Months Old

Well, keeping up with monthly posts doesn't quite seem possible with a third child! However, I'm still trying. 

He's growing!

We all love having this baby around. He is incredibly sweet and smiley. Our first three weeks in Uganda (Finn was 3 weeks old when we arrived) were not so sweet. Finn was very fussy, and I had to hold him pretty much all day. Then I unlocked the secret to his happiness and started laying him down to sleep on his tummy. Almost immediately he started sleeping 10, 11, even sometimes 12 hours straight at night. Success!

Since then things have been much more manageable, especially with big brother starting kindergarten. Now that Finn is 3 months old I'm starting to feel like my old self again. Those first 3 months are just hard, right?

Finn is my smallest baby so far. I don't know how much he weighs, but he is wearing size 3-6 month clothes. Molly was already quite a chunk by 3 months.

Oh yes. We love it. 

Graham and Molly love having a baby brother. They are (mostly) very sweet to him. They love to hold him and try to make him smile, especially Graham. Graham loves to talk about all the things he's going to teach Finn to do. And he talks a lot about how they are going to share bunk beds. I still have to watch Molly carefully around Finn. She loves him, but she's still a 2 year old. I once caught her trying to put a small lego in his mouth. Yikes!

We are very very thankful that God has blessed us with this baby. He is so handsome and sweet, we are just as in love this time as we were the first two times!