Aidan at Beach

Aidan at Beach

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Buff Arms in Time for Summer!

My arms are so soar from carrying our big boy around! But, I just don't want to put him down. . .At least my arms will look really good for sleeveless weather this summer! : )
Well we got to go see Aidan again today. He is just precious! He cried when we first got there. But, I had told myself and Pat that I would not go and just pick him up today. I wanted him to come to me this time. I knelt down and over he came and sat on my lap and then leaned back into my chest! He knows I will comfort him and that I am a complete sucker for him!

We spent our two hours playing some, but I don’t think he goes to the playroom that we are being taken very often. So, I think he gets bored doing the same things over and over. Tomorrow I will take some crayons and a coloring book to see how he does with that. It will be different, I know, once we are home with all of his toys that are there.

Today I took two sippy cups for him. One had Honey Nut Cherrios in it and the other had just water. He’s not too sure about how to drink out of the sippy cup, but I think it will come with time and practice. He looooovvvvveed the Honey Nut Cherrios, though. He would have kept eating them if I had let him. The funny part was when he picked up the sippy cup with the Cherrios in it and pulled the top off. He didn’t unscrew it, he pulled it off! Then he looked at me, grinned and then plunged his hand into the cup for more Cherrios! I’m not sure what to do about that, but it was definitely funny!

He is super ticklish on his feet. At one point I took off his shoes and tickled and kissed his feet. He got the biggest smile and did that cute kind of belly laugh. I can’t wait to find other ways to get him to do that again!

We’ll be going back to see him again tomorrow and then we won’t over the weekend. I imagine Monday will be difficult for him and he’ll cry. But, we’ll get through it all. Once he is with us full time, I know he will adjust without a problem. Although he doesn’t want Pat to pick him up yet, he will let Pat touch him and kiss him and that is huge. Most of these kids don’t allow that until after they are out of the orphanage!

It’s snowy today and we’re pretty tired after the events of this week. So, we’re going to hang out in our room, veg and maybe watch a movie. Knowing this is one of the final quiet “just Pat and Stacy” nights for a very long time, makes it all the more special!

Also, here is a picture of us in front of the Krasnoyarsk Regional Court House after our approval by the judge:

Thanks for continuing the prayers. We feel them working miracles with and for us all the time!


Stacy and Pat


Anonymous said...

LOVING the picture of Pat and Aidan. He is just so cute. Pat's face is just adorable. I can see the first thing on the market list will be Cherrios, maybe 10 boxes. The girls can not wait for Aidan to get home.

Joy said...

I am just so happy for you both. I just can not imagine waiting to pick up my little guy. You are in my thoughts and prayers.