Saturday, June 28, 2008
Thought you all might like to see what we have been up to this week.
Playing with the new fireman hose and getting the babysitter very wet in the process!
Peter Pan and Spiderman
Playing in the rain
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Here's a cute video we captured today. This is where we get to brag about how SMART Zac is! Keep in mind he's been home for less than 2 months. The really amazing part is that we haven't been "coaching" him on this. He just.... did it!
My favorite part of the video is where he shakes us off and lets us know that he wants to do it BY HIMSELF. He seems to want to do everything by himself lately. Except using the potty chair... dangit.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Wednesday was a special day for us. It was exactly 1 year ago on Wednesday that we met Zac for the first time. (Trip 1) What a year it ended up being. Although our wait was extremely tough, it all seems like a forgotten dream (nightmare) now that he's HOME. Many people told us that would happen, but I didn't really believe them. I guess they were right. (A message of encouragement to all of you in the "waiting" phase of adoption).
But the story doesn't end here. Zac had 2 doctor appointments on Wednesday. To make a long story short, he was running around with a pen in his hand at the second appointment and managed to fall and impale himself in the face. It went right in above his lip. (See picture) Although Katie called me in a tizzy on her way to the hospital (resulting in his THIRD doctor appointment) it ended up not even requiring stiches. Merely a butterfly bandage that he pulled off on the car ride home. (sigh)
Of course, it should be noted that he didn't even cry! (He DID cry with the tetanus shot.... but not for very long)
Up close picture of "the wound".
Look Mom!! I have a cool arm band!
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
I thought that it was worth sharing this fun picture of him sticking stickers on his face. How about those eyes? Are they awesome or what?
We've officially crossed over into the "Look Mom" phase. (I hope it's a phase anyway). Of course, we're delighted that he is moving right along with his attachment and bonding. Nevertheless, we hear "Look Mom" approximately 50 times per hour.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
I have mentioned several times that Zac has been an A+++ sleeper. No major issues, no night terrors, no crying, etc. Well, last night, we had our first "episode".
The long and short of it was that Zac woke up around 5:00am and started yelling at us. Not really in a "terror" sort of way, but in a MAD sort of way. Katie and I both woke up in confusion. When our "sleep clouds" finally lifted we realized that Zac was saying, "AH BOO DOO ICE CREAM!!!!!"
Apparently, our little guy was having a nightmare involving us not giving him ice cream.... yes, life is rough.
The good news was that he calmed down within 5 minutes and we all slept past 7:00 this morning.
HAPPY FATHERS DAY!!!
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Part of us is bummed out that his Russian is disappearing so fast. As a result, we recorded the infamous phrase so that we wouldn't ever forget.
NOTE: It looses something when it's not said in a loud whiny tone, but you get the gist.