Friday, June 02, 2006

Quick Note

Yesterday Alayna was excited to see us and played hard both sessions. We went outside in the morning to let the kids run around. Alayna ran around at least. Nate fell asleep in his momma's arms for a hour. Nate has started crying when we first see him in the afternoon. He only cries about 2 minutes if he's held. At the same time he's becoming more interactive and playful with us. One big problem we've seen is since there is no one-on-one child care, these kids are often bribed with things like candy. When Nate was crying, the caregiver came into our little room and gave Nate a piece of candy to stop him from crying. Great for the teeth. I can't wait to get them home to let them splash around in the tub and enjoy being a kid. Schedules are nice but theirs is to extreme. We finally got cool weather here, in the 70's. The orphanage feels that it is to cool and here comes the heat. They do things very differently here. If a child has a fever they bundle them up in clothes and blankets; we strip them almost naked and try to cool them off. Poor kids. Only 2 weeks left for us here and 5 weeks left for Nate and Alayna in the orphanage.


At 11:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a blessing the children have received in you. It will be so amazing when they get home and get to do so many different things that they have never done before. A whole new world will be at their feet. That is so exciting to think about...just the simple things like chasing your dogs around the yard and splashing in the tub. How exciting! Simple things that we take for granted. I will continue to pray that all the children in the orphanage will find parents like you.
God Bless You All,
Andrea Anderson

At 7:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

look out paige and morgan, there will be 2 new sheriffs in town. what sweet cherubs these kids are. love the pictures. keep them coming. and what do you have in mind that you would like for your birthday, former princess efland? do tell, inquiring minds want to know. love from the four dog night

At 1:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Alyson, how does it feel to have YOUR child fall asleep in your arms? It just doesn't get any better than that! Your adoption will be finalized before ours. Thank you for keeping us all in the loop, I especially love the pictures with you and Chandler in them. God bless you all.
Paula & Ron

At 7:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What sweet pictures of the children! I am so glad things continue to be smooth sailing for you guys. Take care of your selves and the little ones. Brittany, Cassey and Bryson can't wait to meet them! Bryson has a few things he wants to show Nate the ropes on! HA HA



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