Exhausted but happy. We definitely had a few times today that were two steps back & one step forward. Thankfully we went with Gladney as our adoption agency & we can call them if we are having struggles. So we called them :), our oldest boys are struggling with following directions & then they shut down for a few hours after. They will bounce back but any thing that doesn´t go their way for the rest of the day pushes them to react incredibly quickly. We are also dealing with LOTS of sibling competition, LOTS! We are doing our best to love on each child & make sure that we love them all equally. We are so thankful for our caseworker who gave us some great tools & ready for another day. Still pretty exhausted, we counted & we played with our kids for 12hrs today non-stop.
Fun things from today:
Our kids are doing great working as a family. We all made breakfast together this morning, the two oldest cooked eggs & potatoes con Papi & our next two helped Mami cut & de-seed grapes, while baby girl stood nearby getting grapes from her brothers. It was not a fancy meal but it did involve all 7 of us. Best part was when our oldest daughter said, “This is a delicious meal because we made it with love.” I know, made my heart warm too. 🙂
My youngest son is Mr. Vanity & Mr. Clean. Every night after his shower he wants me to hold him up so he can check his hair. If his clothing don´t match there is a little bit of complaining that ensues. But he lines up all of our shoes neatly at the door, keeps his toys in order & takes great care in helping Mami clean up the water that spills every time we try to fill up our water bottles.
Baby girl has gotten the nickname Darth. Yes after Darth Vader, she is an incredibly deep breather all of the time & you can hear her coming from a mile away.
Our oldest girl lost a tooth today & in Colombia they don´t have a tooth fairy but instead a rat that comes & takes the tooth & leaves a small present or money. So we are keeping this tradition alive in our house. We put her tooth in a ziploc bag along with a slice of cheese for the rat & placed it under her pillow. Wonder if she´ll be curious why a Colombian rat brings her an American quarter?
Sorry for the short post but right now the couch is calling my name!
Dying to show you their precious faces, hopefully soon!
At the dinnermesa,