I still follow the same blogs I did when I first started writing here, but very sporadically now. Lovely to see all the pictures of the kids (with DS or not) growing up, and new babies arriving.
Luke is going to be 3 in October, L is 4 next week. I can't really believe 4 years have gone by since he arrived. We last saw him (and the rest of his family) in May and will see him next Sunday.
Although I do like to see him, we (my husband and I) do still find the meetings hard. My parents-in-law also see L either with us or sometimes separately.
I must say he is a fantastic, lovely little boy with such a nice nature, very much like Luke! His adoptive older brother (also with DS) is much more boisterous and they do have a lot of rough and tumble as a result (something Luke is missing out on and he may need toughening up a bit!).
My singing is going well and I can have up to 5 appointment to sing at nursing homes/day centres a week! I'm working about 25 to 30 hours a week back at my old office to pay for the nursery for Luke to give me the free time to do the singing which is very enjoyable. There is often very little feedback, especially if the place specialises in dementia, but if I see a finger or toe tapping, that is enough for me to know it's made a difference to someone's day!