A brief update on what’s been going on in our lives since the last update in January:
Esteban: turns 11 months old on Friday, which is just crazy to me. “The days are long, the years are short” has never rang more true. He is such a personable little guy; he loves to greet all people and especially loves being around other kids. Esteban pulls himself up to standing and loves to walk around with the help of our fingers to give him some balance. Esteban also loves figuring out how things fit together – he has these little bath toys that he takes the lid off and then screws it back on. With the nicer weather Esteban and I take lots of walks together and often go to the park to swing.
Epi: has been especially busy with his running club – five of the boys are registered to run a half marathon in July so he has been working hard to get sponsorship for shirts, registration fees, running gear, etc. He has gotten a lot of support both from individuals as well as organizations which is very encouraging. Epi is gearing up to coach a soccer league which will begin in a couple of weeks and has been working hard with everything else for work as well.
Me: The end of last month I had the privilege to be present for one of my mentees give birth to her son. He is a cute little guy. It has been a lot of fun to walk alongside her while she goes through the newborn phase of life again (she has a 4-year-old daughter as well), and give lots of snuggles to the little man. The other girl I mentor is graduating from high school in June so we’ve been working hard to get things in order for her to start college and get a job. The rest of my time when I’m not at work is spent with Esteban which is always a lot of fun.