Saturday, April 17, 2010


....I don't know where to start to update you on the new guys. Honestly, they both have done great since we stepped off the plane in Greensboro, so there's not a lot of big news or drama to report.

Am I tired? Yes. Is my house noisy? Yes. Was it foolish of me to have our hardwood floors refinished before they arrived? Completely. Has my already rediculously-large laundry chore grown exponentially? You bet. Do I love the new guys to pieces? Absolutely.

To further get you up to speed:
  • Both boys have slept at least 12 hours every night since we brought them home.
  • They've eaten every thing we've put in front of them----except broccoli, which deeply offended their senses of smell apparently. Both boys eat often and they both eat a lot.
  • They've picked up an incredible amount of standard English in three weeks and are talking mostly in complete sentences and are asking for things by forming questions.
  • They love to scoot and shoot hoops and play with Kit.
  • They aren't afraid of Bill and Gracie (the cats) and no longer think they are voodoo spirits.
  • They've both learned to swing a baseball bat and can already catch and throw a baseball.
  • They love to do jigsaw puzzles and play with Matchbox cars.
  • They've behaved well in church four Sundays in a row and been to loads of Little League and Calvary baseball games.

So........really......all I can say is, Thank you, God. So far, so good.

Could it all fall apart tomorrow? According to the adoption books, yes. Could the boys have trouble bonding and end up being angry or violent or threatening? According to cable news, it's a possibility. Could I wake up to them begging to catch the first plane back to Liberia? Yep, definitely.

Do I expect any of that to happen? Nope. Not in a million years.

My mom radar is free of blips and pings.


jim dixon said...

A great update!! Thanks - Can't wait to be with you guys.

Stephanie said...

Thanks from me too. Now we just need to set a date when we can come East to see you all! Kaitlyn needs to meet her five cousins!

Laura said...

I am busting with joy and happiness for you! Things sound wonderful and I love the new names. I can't wait for Patrick and I to come meet ALL the boys. It's a must for this summer.

Jeremy and Kamina Johnson said...

YEAH! Music to my ears, or eyes as I should say since I am reading this update.