As for me, I know of nothing else but miracles. - Walt Whitman

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Little Bit of Random......

1. Jalen and Jordan had their first dentist appointment last week. They each had a cavity between their two front teeth, but everything else looked great! We are thankful, as some children from Ethiopia have to undergo extensive dental work.

2. Malia was being silly the other day and informed her cousin Kelli that she ate a log. Kelli asked, "What did you do that for?" And Malia answered, "For Pete's sake." (?)

3. We had our first post-adoption visit with our social worker last week. Everything went great, and I think she enjoyed interacting with the kids. Especially Malia. Malia always makes her laugh. Our social worker will come to visit us every 3 months for the first year that Jalen and Jordan are home, and then we'll have to complete a report and take pictures of the boys to send back to Ethiopia every year until they turn 18.

4. The twins love to swim, and call it "going splash-splash." Their swim-suits are also known as "splash-splashes." The other day, we went to the car-wash, and their eyes and mouths were huge as they watched the van "go splash-splash." They thought it was hilarious, and now every time we go somewhere, they wonder if we can take the van "splash-splash" again.

5. Speaking of "splash-splashing," we had a baptism at our church this past weekend. Jordan watched in awe, and then wondered if he could do it, too. He wasn't very happy that Chris's cousin got to go "splash-splash" and he didn't.

6. Shana was in a spelling bee at school last week. Whoever knew that panickiness, polyglot, slantindicular and pugilist were real words? (Or maybe I'm just showing my lack of vocabulary.)

7. Chris took one of the twins with him to pick up a pizza one night. The lady at the counter said, "Oh, it looks like you're babysitting tonight!" Chris responded with, "No, this is my son. And I have another one at home just like like him - he's a twin." The lady's mouth formed a little round "o", and she didn't have too much else to say as she tried to figure it out. :-)

8. Jalen new favorite thing to say is, "What is it?" And he asks it all the time. We'll be driving through town, where of course there is one house right after another, and he'll ask, "What is it?" I'll answer, "A house." "What is it?" "A house." "What is it?" "A house." "What is it?" "A house." And on and on and on, all the way down the street.

9. I poured milk into the twins' bowls of Rice Krispies this morning, and they both got surprised looks on their faces and put their ears down beside the bowls to listen to the snaps, crackles, and pops. They were so excited that their cereal was making noise!

10. Chris has a business trip coming up, and will be gone for several nights. It is the first trip he's taken since the twins have been home, and I'm wondering how they'll do without their beloved daddy here. We'll see.......

11. Jalen and Jordan are convinced that we have lions outside, like they did in Africa. They also think we have monkeys in our trees!

Have a great day, everyone!

1 comment:

  1. So sweet! It sounds like ya'll are having lots of fun times at your house lately! :)