Sunday, November 18, 2007

November update

Yesterday a friend gave Paul William the train table you see in the photos below. He was napping when they came by so we set up the train table so he would see it when he woke up. When he noticed it he asked us, "what is this in my house?". It was so much fun to see his reaction and watch his face light up the way it did. Thanks Andrea!

Paul William continues to amaze and entertain us. It has been 5 months today since we first met him. He is a different little boy than the one we saw in China in June. Yesterday for the first time he corrected Baba when Baba called him "Feng Feng", he looked at Baba and said "Paul William". He really has become Paul William. We will miss "Feng Feng".

It has been a few years since we experienced the fun and joy of Christmas morning with a little one. We are really looking forward to Christmas morning this year. We can't wait to watch him open presents. We wonder how he will react to Santa Claus. Mom's guess is that it won't be very well.

Paul William's favorite song to sing is B-I-N-G-O, except the dog has become a turtle. He is so funny! He also likes to sing She'll be Coming Round the Mountain.

When riding in the car he will sit in his car seat and have pretend conversations with Gege (big brother).

He still loves being held and snuggled. Especially when he wakes up in the morning. We hope that will continue for a long time.

We are sitting on the couch as we write this and just now he heard a train blowing it's horn near the house and he immediatley said "TRAIN"! It's really hard to describe just how much he loves trains. He's really almost obsessive compulsive about them. We have trains all over the house now. His other favorite things are a stuffed Curious George and Mickey Mouse that he calls "Shuma". That is apparently his Chinese word for Mickey Mouse or a stuffed animal. The only 2 Chinese words that he still uses are "Shuma" and "Baba" (daddy).

We are having a great time with him and still can't believe he's really here, although more and more it seems like he has always been here.


Monica said...

Oh Thank you, Thank you for the updates!! The pictures are wonderful! He's getting so big! Hope to see you all again soon!
Happy Thanksgiving...we have a lot to be thankful for, don't we?
The Carter Gang

Russ & Lisa W. said...

How fun it is to read your post. Russ said don't wait so long next time!! haha Paul William is growing up very fast. We miss seeing you guys.

Love Lisa & Russ

The Woodalls said...

Paul William is definitely the typical boy and must keep you on your toes! :) He is so precious! It is amazing how much children enrich our lives. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Green, Party of Four said...

Paul William....we sure miss you and of course Mommy and Daddy. You are becoming quite the cute little boy. Austin loved playing with you and still requests a "brother".

Love to all!

The Young's said...

Thanks So much for this update. We've been wondering how you guys have been. I keep meaning to ask Sadie if she recognizes Paul William...since they're from the same orphanage, and very close to the same age. It is so awesome how quickly they adjust and change, isn't it? The language thing amazes me...that they could be understanding and speaking so much in such a short amount of time.'s great to hear from you guys! I pray that you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas!!