Life with 4 kids 6 and under. Our trip to pick up Tonito in China is: mid-March 2008 through April 12. Our trips to pick up Ricky in Ethiopia are in June and August of 2010.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Busy weekend!

We had a wonderful time with our friends at a birthday party (yet another!) and Ricky broke his first-of many- piñata! He was a little confused about why we were taking turns to hit the cute figure, but once the candy rained down and the pile of kids descended, he happily joined in.
Here's Vivi, my little chef. She begs to help me in the kitchen and I always try to find her jobs that don't involve knives or the hot stove. She can't decide if she wants to be a scientist that studies lemurs, an illustrator, or a chef. :) I told her she should do all 3, and she looked at me like I was crazy and said "Mommy, I won't have time for all 3!"

We spent Sunday at the museum, showing Ricky the dinosaurs. In the above picture, he and Maya are fighting over being in the carrier. One at a time kids, mommy can't do 60 pounds!!!

He is adjusting really well, and loves to do whatever the big kids are doing!

Even though he was only been with us a couple of weeks, he is starting to understand pertinent commands like "manos" (hold hands), "a comer" (time to eat), look!, "ponte los zapatos" (get your shoes on), "a dormir" (go to sleep), "ven aqui" (come here). Amazing how fast they learn!

Bath time is one of his favorite times, because of the water of course. Sometimes we do showers because they are faster, but sometimes the kids just want to play in the bubbles, and the millions of toys they have hiding under the bubbles. Why is it that neither he nor Tonito are by soap and shampoo running into their eyes? Ricky could have his eyes covered in soap and he will still be laughing and opening those big eyes of his. I won't be able to do baths with the 4 kids for long, so we are taking advantage of their littleness for now!

1 comment:

Laurie said...

I love the one of them holding hands. Ricky looks so proud to be standing there with his brother and sisters!