Friday, September 4, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
(minus the shirt that wrinkles easily - which we don't put on until last minute).
His feet used to be as tough as leather. But since coming home, he has only wanted to wear shoes and his tough feet are softening and becoming sensitive - this makes more fun for tickling them!!!
Kofi can't wait until he too can graduate from a booster seat to nothing. He is quite the lightweight -so we will see.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Most fantasize that their children love to work and think that work IS play.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Then this last weekend we went to the store to get a baby gate to help contain our enthusiastic crawler. We pulled a smaller gate down and were a little worried that Sufi could flip himself over it. So we stood him up next to the gate to measure him. After, our assesment, I left Sufi holding onto my pants, as Pabbi and I talked. At one point, I realized Sufi had let go. I looked down expecting to see him crawling off...instead we all stood dumbfounded as we saw this:
(This is a re-enactment of what we saw, we were too dumbfounded to grab the camera fast enough.)
Then he grabbed an item off the lowest shelf and did this...
(this is not a reenactment, we actually grabbed the camera by this point)
What was the item he grabbed:
A PAIR OF SHOES!
This boy knows what he wants and needs for his future!
Over the next several days he started doing laps around the house
(don't mind the boxes and bags - again we are in temporary living quarters - ergo "living out of boxes").
What did he grab there at the end...
yes, his booster seat.
This baby LOVES his food!!!
And HIS WALKING!!!
Looks like we are going to need more than the one baby gate!
He just will not be contained!
Way to Go SUFI!!!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
We just made a trek of 2,331 miles across the U.S. in FOUR days.
After Graduation, Pabbi was hired on in a small sleepy town on the east coast.
It was a difficult thing to leave behind our friends and family,
We are so blessed to have work especially in the current economic climate.
- We have adopted
- We have become parents to not just a baby but an eight year old.
- We have left behind schooling (Graduation)
- and have now entered the professional world (Real Job)
- We have made a major move, leaving behind family, friends, and familiarity.
To be honest, these life changes have been difficult, frustrating, tiring, and overwhelming.
We are still in temporary housing and are looking forward to moving into something more long term very soon.
Until then we are waiting patiently and enjoying the small moments of life.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
We were treated as ignorant fools because we did not have children and could not possibly "know" anything about them.
We wish that no one else had to suffer through this grief.
Our prayers are with you as you search for peace in your life
with or without children.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
and much much more.
Doing these things together has helped the
They were both sound asleep when I walked into the room and saw this.
So much has happened this last month:
- a gazillion Doctor appointments (well it felt like that - between physicals, immunizations, and trying to clear up the infection on Sufi's face, it seemed like an awful lot of trips to the Doctors),
- adjusting to not sleeping regularly (despite our comfortable bed),
- phone calls galore from all those who wanted to catch up,
- catching up on bills and errands,
- trying to catch up on emails and blogs ;),
- shopping for neccesities for the boys,
- Pabbi running off across the country for a job interview,
- accepting said job,
- beginning preparations to move across the country by the end of April,
- travel to see friends and family,
- family dropping by,
- Adoption Shower,
- dealing with the crazy weather which kept us homebound
- the beginning of Finals for Pabbi,
- keeping up with daily stuff
- adjusting to being a larger family
- and so much more!
It has been a crazy crazy month.
But I wouldn't have it any other way!!
It is so good to be home and to have such a beautiful family!
Thursday, April 16, 2009
One of the adoptive mothers who is a nurse will be leaving her family here to attend to William for a couple of weeks in hopes to stave of infections, help him with the pain, and in hope to get him walking again.
What is needed is bandages, medical supplies, and money to attend to his needs.