Our journey to adopt three beautiful children from Vladivostok, Russia
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
OK, OK, OK, we know we have not written anything since we have been home. Sometimes I think the day is so ordinary that there is nothing interesting to write and other days are so crazy that it is too busy to write. The kids are really doing great. AJ, who everyone thinks is just as cute as a bug (which he is), is our biggest trouble maker. He can find trouble and cause trouble with the best of them. He is also our animal lover. He has an abundance of love to give to Bubba and River and they are sometimes not to sure they want all this love! Olivia is as smart as a whip. We started her last week in preschool on Tuesday and Thursday. Last week was great and she went right into class and had a great time but this week she did a 180 and cried both days. I know that she has realized that this is now a routine and she is not sure if she likes it but we will continue and hope that this is just a phase. I think she will be the first to speak English. She is very competitive with Max and can already count to 10 and knows a lot of her ABC’s. She has started to repeat things I say to them when she is talking to her brothers (it is really very funny and takes us by surprise). We tried dance and tumbling at Aunt Angie’s dance studio but she quickly learned that if she cries and throws a fit Mama has to come in. We decided to stop dance right now and wait until the fall session so she does not begin to dread what should be fun. Max is also smart as a whip. He really sits and tries to figure things out and is very eager to learn. It was very cute the other night because they were all in the tub and Max started saying “We love Jesus”. I was so shocked to hear this that I asked him if that was what he was saying and he replied “Dah” and I asked him if he learned that in school and he said “Dah”. In just two weeks he has learned how to write his name, the ABC’s and the important things like loving Jesus. We have gone to church twice and it went really well both times. We plan on getting them baptized in February. We have a snow day today so hopefully I can keep them entertained and out of trouble!