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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Week 2 pictures

Isaiah is enjoying having big brothers and sister around every day. He has learned so much from them already. He wants to do what they do, and although sharing is not on the top of his list of favorites, he is slowly getting the hang of letting someone else have "his" toys. One afternoon, the children wanted to play crazy 8's and they offered to let their little brother "play" too.
It was too precious, and I was thrilled to see how they will improvise their games and include him in everything they are doing.
We are blessed beyond words!!

" Is this the one you want?"

4 siblings enjoying time together

Isaac, our little monster man, is into everything. His favorite past time is emptying EVERYTHING, and then watching them roll off the back of the tipped over tote!

big brother enjoying some time with his littlest brother
The time is going so quickly. I can't believe it has been a month since we left for Taiwan.
After a few rough days, and nights, we have settled into a new kind of normal for our new family of 7.
Of course, the added stress of a new farm to adjust to, and an old farm house to adjust to has increased the turmoil we have had, but, it is all working itself out.
Isaiah had his days and nights turned around for quite a while-I remember Tyler switched his schedule within 2 days, but we fought with his little inner timetable for about a week before we were all able to get more than a couple hours' sleep each night.
Food is not an issue for either boy, as Isaiah loves to eat-although we had a scarey allergy reaction with him within the first week. We eliminated a few things from his diet, and then went to the Dr, and after a few days on Predisone he lost all his puffiness and itchiness. We are not sure it was food, maybe the soap in his bath tub-but we are still watching the dairy products and trying to keep things to a minimum for awhile until he adjusts to our foods here.
Isaac has developed a strong disdain for anything resembling baby food. He has learned to chew, and enjoys chewing. Meals have become a challenge though, as he prefers to be mobile, and eating requires sitting still for a while, which he also hates!!
We bought a used bouncy seat for him to eat in, as he had no interest in sitting up the first 10 days or so, but now he enjoys sitting in the high chair, (sometimes) and does not have a chance to flail his legs and knock all the food out of our hands with his 4 lethal weapons anymore, now he can only use his hands, and he is quite adept at grabbing anything within reach. He has a very quick strike-there is obviously nothing wrong with his eyesight, as he sees things to grab from a long ways away.
More Later

1 comment:

Shana said...

I love how the bigger kids share with the little ones, so sweet! Sounds like they are doing great and amazing you constantly. What a perfect family!