Sunday, July 18, 2010

One Week Ago

Baby Ben,

One week ago we thankfully carried you home through three flights, US immigration, US customs, an incredible welcome at the airport and finally, a car ride to our door step. You have experienced many "firsts" this week: continuous english, bedtime stories, milk (not formula), a night in your own room, mashed avacado, tortillas, the zoo, the hugs of your big brother, a car seat, our barking dogs, play at the local park and a full morning at CBC, to name a few. You greeted it all with wide eyes wonder, sometimes with smiles and other times with tears. Some things overwhelmed you so much that you decided to just sleep through it. We are trying to read your signs about how much is too much and how much is just right. One thing that you adore is mealtime. It was high time for you to use a spoon and dig into some solid food! We are still deciding on what to call you: Ben or Aben. Your big brother always calls you Baby Brother Ben. These are good days. We are so thankful that you have come to stay in our family. Welcome!


Daddy, Momma and Big Brother Joshua


  1. It was so wonderful to see the whole family! So proud of you guys and can't wait to hear more. Keith had so many interesting things to talk about!

  2. Hey Danielle,
    I'm so glad you posted on my blog. I was kicking myself for not getting your contact info. I really enjoyed getting to know your family a little and I'm so interested in how Abenezar adjusts as he & Wondimu are close in age. I'm sure I will have questions as we prepare to travel back to bring Wondimu home.
    Blessings to you!

  3. Love that you wrote this directly to him - he will love to read it someday! ;) Love you ~

  4. What a sweet post! Enjoy having your family TOGETHER. FOREVER!!! :)