The Pitman's Journey To Russia

Our journey to adopt three beautiful children from Vladivostok, Russia

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Time Flies

Where does the time go. I can't believe it has been almost 5 months since we became a family. It is amazing how much the kids have changed during that time. It really feels like we have had them for their whole lives. I am really going to miss when AJ gets to big to rock to sleep. I just love that quite time with him. Since he had his tonsils and adnoids out he is like a new little boy. He was always pretty happy before even though he could hardly breathe but now his nose does not run at all and he speaks so much clearer. Olivia is just our little princess (she is princess Dora right now!). She wants everything done for her and loves to be pampered. She has a shoe fetish too. She is constantly changing her shoes and can sit in her room for a long time trying them all on. Her feet are so little though that it is hard to find shoes that fit good for her right now. She learned the word "why" from someone (boy would I like to get my hands on that someone!) so she says this after everything I ask her to do. You can pretty much have a conversation with her in English now and she does not miss a beat. She wants to know what everything is. Max is just sweet Max. He started baseball last week and had two hits and scored two runs. He is not really all that into it though so maybe that will come with age. The toothfairy came to visit on the same night the Easter Bunny came. He lost his front bottom tooth and the other is on its way out today or tomorrow. We went to see a pediatric dentist a week ago and by the time he was done telling me everything he needed to do to Max's teeth I had to ask if he would have any teeth left. I know he just has to be miserable but he never complains about his mouth hurting. I can't understand why we pay for insurance though when they don't want to cover things that need to be done. Our medical insurance does not want to cover Max going to a surgery center to be put under to have all the dental work done. It is very frustrating. He is very into the computer and tv games. He could sit for hours if we let him.
We had the best day on Sunday. We started out at the zoo. It is so great to see them get excited about the animals. The one thing Max has wanted to see the two times we have gone is the lions and I am not sure where the lions are hiding but we have been all over the zoo looking for them. Maybe next trip. They fell asleep on the way home so we stopped by our friends TJ and Frana's house and they asked us to come back for dinner and go fishing. The kids were so excited to go fishing and could hardly stand to be home. The pictures say it all. The kids had a blast! Olivia was the one catching most of the fish at first (which made Max mad) but then the fish really started biting and everyone was catching fish.


Troy and Rachel said...

Glad to see an update and that things are going well. Isn't it crazy how the time flies!!

Carey and Norman said...

So glad things are going well. Isn't it amazing how quickly time flies once you are home with your children (too bad the same doesn't apply during the wait b/w trips). I loved hearing about how much they've changed and all the activities their involved. I can imagine that you are busy, busy, busy!

Looking forward to seeing some of the fishing pictures!!

Roger and Joanne said...

Such beautiful children. They look so different and grown up. Life must be VERY full with 3 at once. Glad to see you're all adjusting well.

Carol Martin said...

Hello Becky and Eric. The kids look so happy and mature looking. Glad to read everything is going great. I know with us and Garrett, he has matured in such a way I think I have a man in a little boy's Take care and say hello to the kiddos for us.

Love, Carol

Tracey and Chuck said...

It is so great to get an update and see pictures of the kids. We think about you guys alot and wonder how the kids were adjusting. Sounds like everyone is doing great!! :) They are absolutely beautiful children. I am sure you count your blessing every day. Such a beautiful family you have.
Thanks for sharing the update and of course the pictures.


Heather said...

Thanks for the update and pictures! Can't wait to see the kids this summer - hopefully that will work out!!! We are headed back to the States on Wednesday and are very excited about that.