Thursday, January 20, 2011

January 20, 2011

Edited to add one additional picture, including our CWA facilitator in Moscow.:

Four years ago we were in Russia and had newly become parents of two beautiful, precious little boys.

My first time to dress Nick, as I was getting him ready to leave the baby home. As it turned out, our agency people were in a hurry to get to court with another family so we were rushed. The husband had to run to dress Ben and we did not get a picture of it.
First stop, passport picture place.
Next stop, home to the Hotel Volgograd. This was after we had given them their first bath and they smelled so baby fresh.
They really enjoyed standing here and looking out the window.
And then, off to Moscow.

And then home to Oklahoma. The perfect match. Ben was still learning to walk so he really enjoyed pushing this little ride-on toy. Nick was already walking so he was very into riding it.
About a month after they had been home, they already had chubby cheeks and chubby everything else!

Look at that belly!
Within a month of being home, Ben had learned to walk and to feed himself.

Our thumb sucker. At some point he ended up getting a boo-boo on his thumb which required a bandaid. That was the end of the thumb sucking.
Best buddies! Great memories! Looking forward to making many more!


Tonya said...

It's so much fun to look back and see how they've grown and changed. Soon they'll be driving! LOL!:)

Lea said...

Yes, it really is amazing to me how fast the time goes and how quickly they grow up. If I was a bit younger, I would have definitely wanted to have more!

Betsy said...

What a trip down memory lane! We also adopted through CWA and were just a couple of weeks behind you - our court date was Feb. 6. Wasn't Alex your facilitator in Moscow? Do you happen to have any pictures of him?

Lea said...

Hi Betsy. Yes, Alex was our facilitator in Moscow. I have one picture of all of us together. I will edit the post and add it so you can see it.

Chandra said...

Oh my gooness how they have grown! I'm so glad that God blessed you with such a wonderful family!!

I love how the house is coming along to!

Jana H said...

I can't believe how big the boys are. It just seems like yesterday we were meeting you at the airport with them when you brought them home. I love you guys so much, and hopefully, I'll get to see in a couple of weeks and if not then,
Spring Break for sure.

kate said...

I remember those pix! Wow...they've gotten so big so fast!