Sunday, May 20, 2012

And his name will be......

Easton Myers.

We have spent a lot of time deciding on a name. We chose Easton because he is an Eastern baby. For those that don't know Korean adoption, there are different agencies in Korea. There is SWS, AIAA, Holt, and Eastern. Olivia and this little one are both Eastern babies. So, there is a special place in our heart for Eastern. Myers is my mom's maiden name, and we wanted to carry it on. We feel like we carried on my Poole name by using dad's Ray in Olivia's name. So, we have a name, next on the list is to decorate his room!

8 months old

I know you are not suppose to compare your children, but I am going to compare our waiting differences that we have had so far. With Olivia we got a total of 4 pictures during our 11 month wait. So far we have received 11 pictures of our little man. I think that with Olivia, the extended wait was so new that they didn't quite know how to handle it, now they are trying to send more updates and pictures to help the waiting process. He has grown and thinned out some since last month and seems to be doing well.
Olivia's response when she saw the picture was, "done, doc doc." Tell me what in this picture says he has been to the doctor? I know that he had just completed his checkup because they go monthly for one, but this made me think that she may remember?? Her next comment was, "where bed?" In the pictures we received of her she was always in a room with a toddler bed. I don't want to over think it, but I am thinking that she does remember. It just amazed me that she had those thoughts upon seeing the pictures. I am ready to get my hands on this little guy! He is definitely a cutie, and kinda looks like he could wreck a steel ball. :) Oh my! Put the two of them together and we are in trouble for sure!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Last day of school

As many of you know, Olivia attended Parent's Day Out for the first time this semester. We started out pretty rocky. (When I say rocky, I mean Olivia threw up so much on the teacher that she had to go home to change. Olivia then carried a puke bucket to school the next three or four times.) Now, even driving by she gets excited to go see "Mrs. Membe" and "Mrs. Ter Ter." I love that she loves it so much. She comes home and will tell me that her favorite part was painting or playing. She has learned to put herself to sleep on her nap mat (um....why the heck can't we do that here?!?) Her language is getting better. She has formed better social skills, and has seen that we always come back to pick her up. I know that doesn't seal the deal for her as far as confidence, but it is a good start. I can't imagine how nervous and scared she must have been that first day. I am extremely proud of her. We have her program Friday night. The title...."Our Little American Blessings." Yes, that one is laughable to me seeing as she will be the only little asian face standing up there. Oh how I love that face! I can't thank her teachers enough. I made a little thank you gift for them, but it is minuscule as compared to how much I truly do appreciate them. Thanks to pinterest and a little bit of my own creativity, I came up with a beach towel, magazines, a cup with lemonade crystal light packets and a sonic gift card all in a cute sand pail. On the cup I put, "I hope you have a "refreshing" summer!" I hope they like it.
All in all, I look at how far Olivia has come in such a short time. Really, she only went to school in January and the beginning of February. Got sick in February and we weren't allowed to return until April 1st. When she returned in April its like she was a whole new kid. She will walk in and start to play. She is the youngest one in her class. Originally, we were going to keep her in this class next year too. However, I think they want to send her on. I told them it was up to them. I don't see her in that setting, so they would know better than me. I was surprised they want her to go on. Hopefully it isn't because she has been a handful for them. :) I hope it is because she is equal to her peers. I would love for her to be in their class again, but I want to see her excel as well. So, we will see in the fall what is to be decided. I am satisfied with whatever they decide. I trust their decision. I can't believe it is summertime again! Happy day here!!!! I only have 7 days left of work and then I get to hang out with my sweet girl! I am so looking forward to that.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Where do babies come from?

This has been an interesting topic at our house lately. Not that Olivia can completely verbalize that question, but she keeps sticking her head up my shirt and saying, "mommy, baby?" Yes, cute and funny, but bless her heart, she is confused. Aunt Leslie is pregnant, and Olivia sees her belly growing. She is determined to get her head under Leslie's shirt before it is all over. Then she sees us showing her pictures of little man and talking about how he is coming to live with us and how that is her brother. We told her we get our babies on airplanes. So, without prompting, here is what she did a few nights ago--

Silly face!

Mr. Grumpfish (Bubble Guppies) face.

She got little man's picture and sat on her blue plane that my mom gave her shortly after coming home and said, "me go, baby." Unfortunately, we didn't get the camera fast enough, but we did get some cute ones. So, maybe she does understand in some odd way, or maybe she is just super confused. That is a confusing concept at 2 1/2 to see someone with a baby in their belly and hear us talk about it and then talk about going to get brother on a plane and mommy's belly isn't growing (well, not because of pregnancy anyway.) In time I guess it will straighten itself out as we continue to talk about adoption and how families grow differently, but for now she will look up my shirt and ask, "baby" and be really stinkin cute!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Mommy wow.....

I'm a big kid now!

Is that jingle gonna be stuck in your head the rest of the day? The big news is that Olivia's Dora undies actually didn't fall off! I figured they would swallow her, but really they were ok. I decided that I would play a little with potty training. We are definitely doing it this summer, but we were home on a rainy Saturday, and I thought, why not?! She has been 'pee peeing' in the potty for quite sometime, but she also still goes in her diaper. This kid HATES to be dirty, so I thought, excellent....she will make a mess one time and have it. Um, not so much. She made it for a while, and then had a small accident. She didn't like it. She took off running saying, "mommmy, pee pee!" Unfortunately, we have to learn to say "mommy pee pee" BEFORE she actually goes. Oh well! Not a total fail I suppose. I mean, look at how cute she is in those undies. She is totally rockin' Dora! So, I see that as a success. :)