Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Happy one month home!

Today marks one month home for Tavin!

Here's a snapshot of our day. Tucker had lost a tooth yesterday. This morning he declared he didn't want the $1 I left, he wanted $20. Keep wishing buddy!

That's a scary smile!

Discovered that Tavin takes bites off bread and although he spits it out, he continues biting off more. Baby steps-I'll take it!

Tucker "mommy can I put Maddox down for a nap? I will read him a book, rock him, lay down with him and get him to sleep." Um ok. The house was quiet as he did just that...well except for actually getting him to go to sleep...that never happened. Overheard him tell Maddox "Maddox, tell me when you're asleep but keep your eyes closed."

Shoe laces were used as snakes in a game of chase-each-other-with-a-deadly-snake this morning. 

Tavin decided today he could again feed himself, and would eat without screaming, provided we were all eating at the same time and I set down his food with an air of nonchalance and walk away as if I could care less if he actually ate it. Praising the Lord after lots of feeding issues yesterday-my sanity may stay in tact after all. So nice to see that happy face during meal time!

 Happy one month home Tavin! 

In the last month we have discovered how you love to be outside, blow on any flower (or weed) as if it's a dandelion, found you are super ticklish, love to be in water, you've come to love drinking milk, feed yourself, are mastering drinking out of a cup, adore any and all animals. You are understanding more and more (English) words, especially "outside", "kiss", "monkey" (to which you make the best monkey sounds), love to look at any books with real pictures, or textures. In the orphanage when you laughed we couldn't tell if you were laughing or crying because it was only a sound in your throat-now when you laugh your whole face lights up, and the smile reaches your eyes and entire face. There is a relaxed expression around your eyes that wasn't there before. You have stolen our hearts. We love you so. 

Blowing on a flower. 

Stopping for a snack on yesterday's walk. 

Brother kisses

Mother's Day

Oh we also said bye bye to the orphanage hair. 
And hello to Mr. handsome hair
Non spiked:
And faux-hawk:

Um yes he's adorable. It feels like he's been here forever, at the same time that I can't believe it's already been a month. One month into forever!


  1. I love his rosy cheeks! I can see why you've fallen head over heels in love with this little man! Must have been the best Mother's Day ever!

  2. Did Brian make you give him that faux hawk??? haha.

    Oh, he has blossomed! Had tears in my eyes reading this. I can see a world of difference in his face....this is soooo great. Praying for you!!