My beautiful nieces. They are both such wonderful, Christian, young ladies and are just as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside.
The boys playing. Nicholas likes to sit on the lock box.
My mom bought this toy for the boys, about a year before they actually arrived home. This little box has different kinds of locks on each door. It is great for practicing fine motor skills and also some thinking skills. They also love putting things in the box and taking them out again. We are currently storing a few wooden blocks in the box, as the entire bag of blocks are too many for them (and me) to deal with right now.
I finally took some bathtub pictures. Both boys have always loved playing in the bathtub. When we were in Russia, I got in first, along with all of the toys and they loved it. I could tell that without me and the toys, they might have been scared at first but they are just fine now and they have a ball in the tub. We have also never had an issue getting them out of the tub. By the time the water cools, they are normally ready to get out.
That is my husband, holding up the towel while watching the boys play in the bath. This is our normal watching position, both of us kneeling next to the tub, holding up the towel to keep us and the floor from getting drenched.
The boys playing. Ben in red and Nick in blue.
Nck playing with Megablocks. He can now put more than two together, although I think he likes taking them apart more than putting them together. I have seen both boys focus on a particular toy/task for longer periods of time lately. Ben spent quite a bit of time last night, trying to figure out some of the locks on the lock box. He had an audience/cheering crowd, which probably encouraged him to stick with it longer.
Nick on the left, approximately 16 months old now, Ben on the right, approximately 17.5 months old now and both boys home just over two months.