Friday, June 09, 2006

We are in the home stretch

We have had sunny skies the last few days. What a world of difference in all of the kids. We brought the carry pack with us the last few days to see if Nate would go for it and he does. He is a little heavy for it but it will get us through the airport on the way to the USA. He liked it so well that he fell asleep for the last 30 min. of our visit. Alayna has figured out how to work our camera, which is good and bad. She does well with picture taking, but she is told NO when she wants to take off with it by herself which causes a litte pouting. We both can't wait for her to learn a little more English. We do have the basics down now though so we can communicate for bathroom needs. She has also begun to drink her milk that she never would do, but that is with the help of Nestle Quick, thank goodness for the rabbit. When I went to get Nate yesterday morning a doctor was in examining all the kids, it is amazing what they use for equiptment. A baby had a tablespoon put in its mouth for a tongue depressor. Poor kid was screaming and gagging so much. We need to show them the popsicle stick. Here is a short touching story, Christina a girl in Alayna's group who is 6 years old was going to be sent to another orphanage due to her age by the end of summer. Well her dreams came true yesterday when a Spanish lady came in and met her. She has since decided to adopt her. This little girls face was priceless when asked is she going to be your mother and she smiled and says yes! Talk to you all tomorrow. A & C


At 9:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They look precious and so happy, hope you bring them home soon I would like meeting them !

At 9:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just wanted you to know that we can't wait to meet them. I know Gracie would love to teach Alayna how to play pretty princess (ha ha). Ryan would love to play with Nate. I can't wait for our first play date!!!

At 2:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your Nate reminds me of my 15 month old, Jackson. And like your friend Kirsten said, I look forward to a play date with our boys too. The story about the doctor with the teaspoon makes me truly appreciate the popcicle stick and every other luxury and advancement that we have here at home.
Keeping you and your family close in prayer,

At 6:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Am I seeing things, or is Nate wearing something with Winnie-the-Pooh? Still excited and looking forward to you coming home this week.

At 9:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

These precious children are going to have so much to see and do once they get home. They will learn very fast how to speak english. Also just how lucky they are to have such Great Parents!!!
Linda C.

At 9:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alyson, I have really enjoyed reading all about your adventures and your kids! They are both as cute as can be! You aren't going to get any peace when you get back to work because everyone is going to be crowding around you to get a look at more pictures! -- Ginger Stell


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