Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Happy Adoption Day

It's done!
It's official!
He's mine!!

Hudson and I traveled back to the registration office today to pick up our adoption certificate.
Not until we left the same building where we were the day before that was so traumatic to him did he start smiling.  It's bedtime now and he is very comfortable with us.

He always holds my hand when we walk somewhere.
A couple of times today he has come over and put his arm around me.
Not for very long- but it counts.
This morning when we woke up he looked at me with a big grin and put his hand on my cheek.  Twice.
He is sweet.  He is ornery.  He is ALL BOY!!

He only talks in chinese.  Knows no english.
Sophie on the other hand is picking up english great!
She is also acting like the older sister at times.  When Isabella doesn't listen right away Sophie tells her what I just did.  It's very sweet.  She still roams to other's in the group that she doesn't know.  Knows no boundaries yet, but will come in time.

We are tired and are off to bed.  It's 9:30pm and we were up at 5:30 this morning (thanks to Sophie).
I'm SO ready to come home and there's still 12 days left.

Other exciting news flash:
Isabella lost her first tooth!!!
She let Joel, a dad in our travel group pull it (but she wouldn't let me!).  And when it was all over and the pictures had been taken she gave him a big hug and told him thank you.  That's just like her.
I LOVE that girl!

Do you see the picture below?
He smiles most of the time now.

I tried to post the pictures last night, but the internet is so bad here it wouldn't let me.
More later today.

1 comment:

  1. That is just precious!! I have a soft spot for those boys!!! (don't tell my girls!!) The pics of Isabella are priceless!! I wonder if the toothfairy comes in China??? lol...

    You are halfway there!!! 12 down...12 more to go. You can do it!! GZ is right around the corner and things will get much easier then. I can't wait to hear about all your adventures... Of course between the two of us with jetlag it might not be until Thanksgiving!!!!!!

    Love you!!!!