Saturday, April 26, 2008

Friday, April 25, 2008

I love my big brother

We didn't tell Paul William that Greg Jr. was coming home this weekend. We wanted to capture on tape his reaction to seeing his big brother. Here it is.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

I'm Upset . . . hmmppphh!

Just prior this video Paul William was headed up the sidewalk on his tricycle, or "bicycle" as he calls it. He has a limit as to how far he can go before he must turn around and come back toward the house. As he passed that point I began calling to him to turn around. He didn't, he just looked back, grinned at me and kept going. I started after him and he just pedaled faster. When I caught up to him I turned him around and held the handle bars and told him if he did it again I would put the tricycle up and make him come inside. He then screwed his face up real tight, pointed his finger in my face and said, "I'm gonna tell my momma and you gonna be in trouble!" It was priceless!! I told him to go tell his momma and then the following exchange took place. I wish I had thought to tape the entire exchange but I was more concerned with stopping him.


Daily Life

It's the little things Paul William does that makes life with him in it so special.

Here are a couple of glimpses into our life now.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Paul William's favorite activity

One of Paul William's favorite activities is riding his tricycle.

Friday, April 04, 2008

. . . . one bite at a time

From paperwork to travel to arriving home to bonding and attachment the entire process of international adoption can be very overwhelming. The process is long and intimidating and doesn't end when you finally arrive home. This incredible journey just keeps going and going and going.

We are reminded of the question, "how do you eat an elephant?". . . . one bite at a time.

Sunday April 6 2008 marks the 2 year anniversary of our decision to take the first bite. It's really hard to believe that 2 years have passed. At times it seemed as though we would never be seeing Paul William and now it seems he has been here forever. We are lucky beyond description.

What prompted this thought? Well, last night we took another bite. Paul William was lying in bed with mom. They had read their book and mom was going to sleep. Baba walked by the bedroom door and Paul William said, "baba, turn off the light".

What's the significance of a 3 1/2 year old asking his father to turn off the bedroom light? It was the first time. He had never allowed us to turn off the light before he went to sleep. When we first came home we couldn't even turn them off after he went to sleep. He would immediately wake up and demand that we turn them back on.

Some days you take big bites, some days you take little bites and some days your stomach growls all day long.

Last night we took a big bite.

Thanks for checking in.

The Ogle's