Friday, June 24, 2011

Day 8 - videos at the bottom!

"Sok!" (translation "Juice!)
Our visits are getting better each day. We are finding more ways to engage all three of our littles together. Crayons were a HUGE hit today! They loved trading colors with each other and trying new colors. Henry had fun showing them how to trace the outline of their hands and he had fun dividing up their snack of Chickadees crackers between the three of them this morning. This afternoon we gave them a banana for a snack and they were thrilled!

"Hello Kitty?"
Oh my goodness, little lady likes to RUN!
Our girl is sooo tiny! We measured her height today and baby girl hasn't made it onto the growth charts yet at 23.5 months old. She is 29 inches tall and according to Beth she "weighs as much as a cat"! Her size 4 shoes are too big! She is a tiny little mite but she is full of life!
We found out that she was born at 33 weeks gestation and weighed 3.7 lbs- that she suvived her first weeks of life here is a miracle! We are so thankful for our miracle girl!
Our sweet boy opens up more and more at each visit! We got some wonderful giggles out of him today! He loves to play cars with Papa and climbs into Mama's lap anytime she is sitting down- especially if Vika is already there!
She looked like "Little Miss Moppet" when they brought her to us this afternoon.

Vika is loving her "BepBep"!

Thanks so much for all of your encouragement and kind words!


  1. I am so in love with reading your daily post! It is so amazing to see their smiling faces and to know how much you guys truly love them!! God is so great!

    Aimee Burke

  2. I am THRILLED for you and your family!!! I didnt have internet available when you met them and then I was on my way home!!! I am so excited for you!!!!!!

  3. Adorable!!!!!! Other than that I'm speachless. Just know you can't wait to get them home!

  4. I am LOVING this!!! Erica, did you get your haircut there? It's cute!

  5. so love it!!!!!!!!!
    praying paperwork is moving quickly!!

  6. Those little ones open up more every day--like little blossoms. Wish you could take them home on this trip--they'll be so happy in their new home and new family. We knew Henry would be a wonderful big brother--he has the same loving heart as his mama and papa. We love you all and are so proud of the unending amount of love you have to share.

  7. Erica, I am overjoyed to see your new babes! Praying for easy adjustments as you move them home.

    Andrea Johnson

  8. Watching the videos takes me back to when we were visiting Ves. Your sweet kids are just amazing! It looks like Henry is just doing so well. How great for him to be a part of it! We are praying for your time there and looking forward to meeting your newest little ones.

  9. they are sooo cute! I love their bonnets! Are those the clothes that you brought for them?

    -Alison Ford

  10. Such adorable new littles for you two! Are you using your words?