In the last blog I talked a lot about our trip and interactions with the boys, but not much about their personalities. So, I thought I would share with you what Wally & I have learned about the boys so far.
They are both so adorable – I mean seriously adorable. Their big eyes and happy little smiles absolutely melt this mama’s heart! They are both 100% BOY!!! They are full of energy and are constantly on the move! They love rough housing and climbing on daddy like he is a jungle gym. In fact, they are like 2 little monkeys and like to climb on everything! They love cars, soccer balls, games, being tickled and playing at the park. Getting them off of the swings was no easy task! We brought bubbles with us, and those were the biggest hit! Every day we had to play with bubbles! They also LOVED seeing pictures and videos of themselves. They are so silly and enjoyed hamming it up for us and the cameras! They love making funny faces at us, and love it even more when we make them back! Their big laughs and tiny giggles are the best – I would do anything to hear those sweet little laughs again. The best thing ever is that they are both really affectionate (after they warm up to you) – I got way more hugs and cuddles than I was expecting on our first trip. I can’t wait for all of those hugs and cuddles again!
Little K is pretty laid back and so smart. He can already count to 20 in English. He knows some English words, and always asked us how to say things in English. Before coloring in his activity book, we had to go through each page and tell him what everything was in English. I don’t think he will have any problems catching on to English quickly. He is very inquisitive and wants to know how things work and why. He loves mazes, puzzles, games, crafting/coloring, and taking pictures. We have hundreds of pictures courtesy of Little K! Most of them are blurry and aren’t really of anything, but he did get us a couple of good ones of Little A! He also liked to “do” mama’s hair. If you ever see my out and about and my hair looks questionable, just go with it! He is quite the little helper too – he was always stepping in to help his little brother and the other little kids too. He loves to snuggle and hates good-byes just as much as his mama does.
Little A is such a tiny little thing but has a HUGE personality. He is very animated and has the best facial expressions! He is a bit sassy too! I think Little A is the child my mother always wished I would have. You know…those moments when you were doing something questionable and your mom said “I hope you have a child just like you”! He loves coloring and he really loves stickers. He likes to stick them on you and then try to put them back a bit later. I have learned with this little one around I will always have something on my shirt. Whether it be stickers, snot or food, to Little A, my shirt is fair game! He also loves sneaking up on you and surprising you and he loves being surprised too! As I mentioned before, both boys love cars, but Little A really, really loves cars! We gave him a car on the 1st day, and that thing did not leave his side! He loves to sit across from you, have your feet touch and push the car back and forth. He is very particular and likes to have things organized in a certain way! I wonder if that trait will last once he is home?!?!
Don’t’ they just sound like a boatload of love and fun?!?! They totally are! I cannot wait for our friends and family to fall in love with these 2 just as we have. We aren’t leaving tomorrow, but we are getting closer!
Quick Status Update:
· What’s Happened:
o Wednesday, January 14th – received notification that our paperwork was on it’s way to our agency form Poland
o Thursday, January 22nd – received notification that our agency received the paperwork
o Thursday, January 29th – we received our paperwork
o Saturday, January 31st – sent paperwork (overnight of course) to USCIS
· What’s Next:
o Wait for approval from USCIS (we are praying we get this before the end of February)
o Wait for Poland to assign us a court date & travel dates
o Go get our boys & bring them HOME!
1 John 4:19 - We love because he first loved us.