Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy Days.....






Yesterday was Caleb's first day at our home church (he had been to church with us on Christmas Eve in Ethiopia). He did so wonderful! He smiled at almost everyone and allowed many people to hold him. Yep, he showed off big time. He was good for most of the service, but started to get a bit restless at the end, so Zack took him out of the auditorium for a little bit. At the evening service he actually stayed in the nursery the entire time and did wonderfully. I was afraid it was too soon to leave him, but I went back periodically and checked on him and he was just playing away. He has adjusted so well....we can hardly believe it!

Also, today he took some major steps toward his attempt to walk! He walked about four feet, back and forth between me and my mom many times. He is so strong! He stands up on his own, gains his balance, and off he goes. It won't be long before he is walking all over this house!

And one more very important thing happened today...our good friends in Lexington, Chad & Karen Bowman, received their referral for a precious little girl this afternoon! They have been waiting around 11 months and they have done so with such grace....we are thrilled for them today! Congratulations Bowman Family!!!

7 comments:

Bird's Words said...

He's precious ya'll! We are so happy for you all. And we got our referral this week too!! check out the blog for details...

janetwhipple said...

Oh, I just love the excitement on that little boy's face!!!

K.P. said...

Sounds like you guys are doing well. Just some observation from our journey...when we first brought Levi home he would go to anyone. After about a month or so he got really attached to just us. Even now, he will still cry if someone takes him from us. So, don't be shocked if he seems to cling later on.

You guys are great parents and I am so happy for you to all be together!

Luv ya!
KP

Kari:) said...

What a beautiful family!!! WOW I just can't get over how big he is!! I adore his dimples & will NEVER forget holding him & making him smile for you in ET:)
Keep updating with more pics...he's just tooo darling:)

Travis and Lindsey's Ethiopia Adoption said...

I am so glad to see how great you are doing!!! Your little guy is an absolute doll!!

Kimberly Kulp said...

He's gorgeous Rebecca! The book I highly recommend is called "The No Cry Sleep Solution" and is wonderful at helping you to ease your baby into soothing himself. It's bonding and security oriented. It worked for Kulps and Semlows!
I did and said the funniest things when I was sleep deprived! Adoptions challenges are so funny, aren't they!

Danielle said...

Oh you guys! It's so great to see all these pics of Caleb. What a sweetie! I'm so sorry he's had bad test results. Yuck on the medicine part. I'm so glad he's been such a trooper. Blessings!