Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Our little Russians... Home Three Weeks

We have been home from Russia for almost three weeks. Alexander and Analiese are doing really well.Analiese has really surprised us with new found personality. She is blossoming like a little flower that is emerging for the first time.She feels right at home with her siblings and LOVES exploring her new world.She is picking up English very quickly.She says about 15 words consistently but, understands much more.We are mostly working right now with her nutritional needs and muscle weakness and some sleep issues. Once she is a bit stronger we will be able to work on some of her other needs.Alexander is our eating machine. Our baby boy is not going to be little very long.He is such a little charmer and loves to be cuddled and carried around by females. He still shys away from strange men.All the other kids are adjusting nicely to their new siblings.Milana is probably having the hardest time but, she is growing into her new big sister role.It is definitely a busy home with 9 kids but we are doing it and are all adjusting to the new normal of what I call structured organized chaos.


Becky said...

They are beautiful! And your 'big' Russians look so grown compared to your 'little' Russians! :)
(oh, and our new little one will be Anneliese too!)

Cindy said...

Such an amazing family you are ! They are all beautiful !

Anonymous said...

Welcome home!They look like they are adjusting so well. Congrats !


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Anonymous said...

Your new little ones are so adorable! I can't believe how cute he is with those fingers in his mouth - that is SO precious!!! And she is just a little doll - congrats on bringing them home.


Julye said...

You guys are great people! Good luck with all your cute kids, they are lucky to have you for a mom!

Barb said...

So, so wonderful to see them all together! I just love the 2-finger "thumb"-sucking:)

Jenna said...

Hi My name is Jenna
Your kids are beautiful princesses, handsome prince’s, cute blessings, special earthly angels, and precious gifts and miracles.
I was born with a rare life threatening disease, developmental delays, and 14 other medical conditions.

Here is a new poem I wrote, it’s called it takes courage:
It Takes courage to love
Like a dove
It takes courage to fight,
It takes courage to do what’s right
It takes courage to stay strong,
When things go wrong
It takes courage to write a song
It takes courage to live
It takes courage to give
It takes courage to fight this beast
It takes courage to be brave
It takes courage to smile and wave
It takes courage to keep positive
Keep on fighting!
It takes courage to win!

Anonymous said...

Hi!!!! I love your children!!!!! They are sooooo cute!!!!����������but so thin...