Monday, April 27, 2009

First Post Placement Report

Our first post placement report should be in the hands of the Russian officials by tomorrow. April 28th marks 6 months that Bradyn has been in our arms. Russia requires follow up reports sent to them by our Social Worker. We have to do this after the first 6 months, 12 months, 24 months, and 36 months. It is hard to believe that 6 months have already passed! Our social worker gave a very nice report on us and Bradyn won him over with his charm and good looks!

And what a handsome boy he is!! Here he is enjoying his first ice cream cone!! He used to say "ice cream" until he actually tasted he calls it honey!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

What A Week! And It's Only Wednesday!

Our week began on Saturday night with Bradyn waking up in the middle of the night coughing and crying. He seemed miserable so we moved him into bed with us. He fell asleep for a bit but then woke up and threw up all over Mama! Which wasn't that big of a deal, but Mama was experiencing bodyaches and fever!

Easter Sunday morning came bright and early at 5:30 since Bradyn decided he didn't want to go back to sleep but would rather wake up Oomba and Oompa and play with them! He had lots of fun looking through both of his easter baskets, finding easter eggs and playing with cousins. He thinks that easter eggs are for throwing as opposed to collecting! (They do look like a ball!)

We all went to school and work on Monday, and when I picked Bradyn up from daycare he had a fever and a rash on his legs. I took him to urgent care and we learned that he has strep throat! Poor little guy! That means no daycare for at least 24 hours! Well, Mama HAD to go to work the next day and Papa HAD to make a daytrip out of town for, we called Oomba T and she drove 2 hours to babysit Bradyn for us.

Tuesday was an exciting day for Bradyn, despite feeling crummy, as Oomba was here and he didn't have to go to daycare! Mama had to go to school because she is working on the 2nd grade program that will be performed in 2 weeks. While she was showing the students the dance steps, she came down on her leg the wrong way and pulled her muscle!! (I guess I'm not a BlazerDancer anymore!) Mama wasn't even able to drive home, let alone, walk! Luckily Oomba was here to help with Bradyn. Papa arrived home in the evening with a sore throat and bodyaches!!

Oomba stayed today to help out and then the snow came...looks like she will be staying another day!!

Despite the tough week, we are all managing. Here are some pics of Easter:

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Our Little Reader

Bradyn was running around playing with his usual full-force energy, then all of a sudden he grabs this book and a blanket and starts reading. Neither Mike or I knew that he was so interested in this chapter book!! He loves reading books, but this book took us by surprise!! He sure knows how to make his "avid reader" Papa and his "teacher" Mama so proud!