>Toddler Adoption: Adjustment, Part 4

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Gabriel has been home FOUR months now!
This past weekend we passed our four month mark!
Imagine!

Here’s his report:

Brothers are great fun.
Maybe more fun than girls.
But they are pretty good too.
But wrestling and running is best of all.
That kid in the mirror?…..He’s a blast!
Dancing is great fun, especially if it’s got a good beat!
Mom is a terrible singer but I like it anyway.
Hey, I can really throw things, far!
And kick ’em too!
Yeah, I can do magic. Dad’s keys? Gone!
Love the shoes!
Ok, most all shoes.
Meat is disgusting, unless it is hidden in lasagna.
Potatoes, tomatoes and berries are best of all.
Unless it is chips, salsa, or popcorn.
Who needs sleep anyhow?
Boating is maybe the best fun of all.
Dad’s beard is worth exploring, haven’t quite figured that one out yet.
If I don’t know the word, a loud shout and emphatic point work just as well.
Up, Mama, Hi, and Eewww, seem like good words.
Baby cussing works too…….
Ok, not really, just trying to get those pesky words straight.
But if you say them emphatically and with great expression and a big gesture, then everybody laughs…because it’s like baby cussing.
Laughing is fun.
Dishwashers are for climbing.
Ok, everything is for climbing.
Toys? I laugh at toys.
The whole HOUSE is my toy!
I can make a toy out of anything!
Man, I’m FAST.
But not as fast as the cat.
There is something fascinating about the computer, I mean, look at all those buttons.
The warming drawer is just a fine place to sit.
Baths are fantastic fun.
Splashing water everywhere is very satisfying.
If I smear food in my hair, I get a bath!
Mom gets really loud when Notre Dame plays that ball game thing.
Which means I get to be really loud too!
I like that.
There are always people around in this place, and they are always the same ones.
Hugs and kisses are there for the asking, and even a lot of time when you don’t.
I think it’s alright here.

7 thoughts on “>Toddler Adoption: Adjustment, Part 4

  1. >I miss that kid. Why don’t you just send him up here with Dad and Hannah and Jon? And then he can just stay here. We’ll fold the futon out into a bed. Think about it.

  2. >LOVE this 4-month mark update!! I just smile when I see pics of your little man. I will never forget the joy of holding that shy and quiet little boy …. knowing that in a family he would blossom and get much louder. 🙂 Update us on what a prospective time frame is like adopting in your new current situation. Much love, Shelly

  3. >Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your comment! I love what you write about your kids. I teach dance to 2-12 year olds, and there is something so universal about childhood that I get a smile out of everything you mention. It’s great having them around, isn’t it?Best of luck with bringing another child into your family. I’m sure she will be the next incredible chapter in your family’s story.

  4. >Yay, I am so glad to have found your Catholic blog. I have 6 kids, the last one is home from Ethiopia 6 months now. I pray we will be able to bring home more at some stage. Hope you don’t mind me adding you to my favorites!God bless,Kristinwww.irishopian.blogspot.com

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