Our journey to adopt three beautiful children from Vladivostok, Russia
Friday, December 12, 2008
We are sitting up here in the White Rabbit with about 11 other kids. The sun is shining and it looks to be a great day. We have gotten the morning routine accomplished (out of bed, peesit, brush their teeth, wash their face, each breakfast, then bathroom again). We then headed up to the White Rabbit for some visiting and playing. We are really settling into a routine with them. We had to lay the law down last night though. In the evening when we go to the White Rabbit they get so crazy it is hard to bring them back down to calmness. All of them were in testing mode and aggravating each other. We tried to get our oldest to sit still and he just had a hard time with that. So sheriff Andy Taylor (Eric) had to come and enforce the law. He was put in jail like Otis, which he did not appreciate so he had to stay in jail a little longer than planned. He was so good by himself but when we added the other two they are all fighting for attention. We know you all know what we are talking about and are just laughing at us now. The volume level at family functions is going way up because these three are not quiet at all! They are all too eager to join in the fun. They seem to really accept us but there is always testing. We are so proud of our oldest, he is really learning his English words. He can count to 10 and knows several colors. He knows his nose, eyes, mouth and chin and socks and shoes.