Thursday, May 21, 2009
First Words...Homeward Bound!
I was able to talk to Pam for a brief minute this morning, and they were all packed and ready and waiting on time to pass so they could all head out to the airport. It was so nice hearing her voice. She is ready to come home, but in all honesty she is not too excited about the long flight and the 5 hour layover before she gets to DC. She has coloring books and crayons and toy cars and toy trucks ready to help entertain the new babies. She is praying that they will sleep once they get on the plane, but they have never seen an airport or a plane so they may just be way too excited to sleep! Pam was able to share a little more about the personalities of her new guys. Justin is extremely shy, but he has learned to mimick Juan with perfection. Today they had oatmeal for breakfast, and Juan said, "Yuck oatmeal! I hate this stuff." He puhed his bowl away from him in a teasing manner, and lo and behold Justin tried to imitate the language and then he pushed his bowl aside and said, "Yuck!" How funny is that? Davis still has the group laughing. Pam says his comedic timing is perfect. Zoey is the MOM and she keeps the boys straight. As she has gotten more used to Juan and Pam she is no longer shy about disciplining her brothers. I think I mentioned that Zoey is very tiny. Her favorite place is Juan or Pam's lap and she would stay there all day if they would let her. The kids have learned a few English words...more about that in a minute...and they have tried every, single kind of American food that Juan and Pam have given them. They do not like what they have eaten, but at least they have tried. That is huge according to Pam. Now about the language. They have learned a few words like "yes Mama" and "No Mama" and they can say their names already. While I was talking to Pam, Zoey wanted to talk so guess what? I got to talk to the kids!!! Yeah Me!!! Zoey took the phone and said, "Yes Mama and Bye Mama." Then she rambled some things in here native tongue and said, "Ok? Bye! Bye." Then Davis got on the phone and said, "Hello Mama." then he said, "Davis." Then he threw the phone down and started playing with a puppet! But I got to hear him speak his first words on the telephone! It made my day!