Saturday, February 23, 2008

8 Months and Counting

Last Sunday February 17th marked the 8 month since Paul William joined our family in China.

It's really amazing what a difference 8 months makes.

Paul William goes to school everyday. Now he is even taking a nap on his mat when the other children do. He has apparently retired as the "nap police". Friday mama took him to a tumbling class after school and he participated and had a great time. This will be a regular Friday afternoon activity.

Since we last posted we have celebrated Chinese New Year. This is the year of the Rat. Paul William handed out traditional red envelopes with money and tangerines to all his classmates and his mom's students to celebrate. We ate a Chinese dinner that night then attended the performance of the New Shanghai Circus at the Princess Theatre in Decatur. There were many other families with Chinese children in attendance. The Circus was great. Some of the acts were better than those we saw at the Chinese Acrobat show in Beijing last summer.

We also had our 6 month follow up at the International Adoption Clinic in Birmingham. Paul William has moved from the 3rd percentile in height and weight when we brought him home 6 months ago to the 50th percentile now. He has grown 2 inches in height and his weight increased from 28 to 35 pounds.

We have added a slide show to the blog of some assorted photos since Paul William came home. Enjoy!


Russ & Lisa W. said...

Sounds like you have been busy. We missed you at CNY in Madison. I am glad Paul William is better. I check almost everyday for new post. so i was so excited today when I looked!! lol We miss youall very much. We hope to see you at the Easter Egg hunt March 8th. Love ya, Lisa & Russ

Kim Kenward said...

Greg & Louise - Congratulations on 8 months together with Paul William. We're waiting on our TA. It sound be here this week and we're on pins and needles. We're so close to having the same experience as your own family and look forward to meeting Lifeng and getting our daughter, Josie. Your slide show is precious.

Blessings to your family,
Kim Kenward

The Princess's Mommy said...

He is so precious and that smile just warms my heart! Isn't it amazing how far they have come in just 8 short months!! It's hard to imagine that they are the same children that we met in China!

Sonya said...

GREAT update! Love the slideshow!!
"Happy Six Months Home"