Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Um. . .No!!

This morning when I went to get Steven out of his crib, he asked me for cheerios. He knows he can have a snack while sitting on his potty, and he usually has it picked out by the time I get in his room. (Last week he wanted enchiladas!!) Since he didn't say please, I asked him what do you say? to remind him. His response? Do it now! Do it now! Um. . .no, that's not the correct answer!

He did get his cheerios after giving me the correct answer and then proceeded to dump them in his potty (after going!) and finding me in Michelle's room to tell me. Needless to say, I rushed to the living room to take care of the cheerios in the potty before he could decide he wanted them back. He's all boy--he'll eat anything!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Yay Issy!

Michelle (aka Issy) has been very very busy. Last weekend she started pulling up to furniture, which she now practices at every opportunity in hopes of finding some puffs to eat. Today, I discovered her first tooth (front bottom). So far, she's the same kind of teether as Steven--you don't know they're teething until you find a tooth. That's my kind of teether!

Maybe one of these days I'll have pictures to show you all the new things she can do. . .

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Will You Pray?

My friend Stephanie posted this on her blog (Ian and Alec's Adoption blog) yesterday. She is heading to Haiti to visit her two little boys, Ian and Alec, and we are praying that God would move mountains and let her BRING THEM HOME with her! Will you join me in praying for her and her boys?

In less than 48 hours, I will be winging my way on the first leg of my journey to Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

The closer it gets, the more anxious I get. I have handed my anxiety to the Lord several times today as I review my lengthy lists and weigh my weighty suitcase (and then remove things and weigh it again!) but it is a moment by moment challenge.

I look forward to seeing my boys in Haiti. I don't look forward to kissing my kids and husband goodbye here in Chile.

Being that this is my third trip to Haiti, I feel somewhat more relaxed and somewhat more nervous. Relaxed because I feel safe at the orphanage and know more of what to expect than last time. Nervous because I know more of what to expect than last time, so I especially don't want to forget anything important (I can't exactly go to the corner store if I do!) But mostly nervous because I am facing the "moment of reckoning" when I learn what God has decided to do for us in response to our prayers for a miracle.

Will the boys come home? or won't they?? ... Will I react correctly? or will I crumble??

I would so appreciate your prayers for the four of us - my mom, the boys and me - on this trip. Please pray for Pedro, Eva, Isabel and Owen as they stay behind in Chile. Please pray for Ian and Alec - that they will remember me, feel comfortable with me and that bonding will take place between us. Please pray for health, as there has been a stomach virus in the orphanage recently. Please pray for flexibility and a positive attitude in a very hot climate and rustic living conditions. Please pray for the opportunity to be a blessing and encouragement to others. Please pray for protection on our flights and as we move about the city of Port-au-Prince.

Most of all, please continue to pray for a miracle ... asking God to supernaturally intervene on our behalf, touching hearts and spurring our paperwork on to completion so that our sons might be able to come home on this trip.

Will you pray? If so, please leave a comment either here or on Stephanie's blog. It will be such an encouragement for her to know how many of us are praying for her and her boys!

Pulling Up!

Michelle started pulling up to her knees last week, and as you can see, she was quite proud of herself. However, when we went in to get her after her nap today, she was standing up (should have taken a picture!). The crib mattress has to go down before she flips herself out!