Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Visit Number Two

Visit number two today!  Beautiful boys!
Micah, all bundled up in a hot pink coat for our visit, and showing us his spunky grin

Gideon was glad that we remembered to bring toys today!  And do you see those eyelashes?!?
Awww, mommy's handsome little guy!  

Gideon, bundled up for our visit
Micah was a bit more relaxed with us today . . . didn't feel ready
to sit on my lap yet, but happy to sit next to me and let me
put my arm around him and hold his hand
Gideon was much, much calmer during today's visit.  His attention span is far better than
we expected!  He loves to examine every toy very closely . . . my little scientist!

Micah loves to hold hands and have a mommy
and daddy to pay attention to him.  He is a
calm, gentle little soul.

Gideon walking on his tip-toes, with his shoe laces (er, slipper laces) untied
Gideon's giggles:
video

Micah's giggles:
video

Gideon walking:
video

Micah learning to play catch with Mommy:
video

Gideon is a strong, busy boy:
video
Micah's nanny is fussing over him and I can tell that Micah 
really loves this nanny, and she is so sweet with him:
video

This smart boy wants to figure out 
everything about everything!
video

Micah can sit up without help.  He can sit up without leaning against anything also, and he demonstrated that for me several times today (although I didn't catch it on camera) but his head is very heavy and his body is very small and weak, so it is easier for him to lean against  something like this:
video

So there you have it!  The highlights of day two!  
Thank you all for your encouraging comments!
I cannot express how much that means while we
are here, on the greatest adventure of our lives!

12 comments:

JFL said...

Gideon's walking and pulling himself up is amazing! Wow!! And I love Micah's laugh. So cute!!

Laura

Randi said...

Oh, Rachelle.. such precious boys! Tears are running down my cheek..happy tears that is! Thank you so much for posting!! :) Have been thinking about you all day today and yesterday.
So, so proud of both you and Derek!! :) Thank you so much for making the world of differense to these two beautiful boys! Sending you a big hug from up north ;)

Pam said...

Yay! So glad you met the boys! They have met their forever family at last! Can't wait till you get them home!

Julia said...

Inside dressed in their coats... Is there no heat?? I am just so beyond thrilled to see these boys with you!! Unbelievable joy! I just showed them to my husband and we sat here with tears in our eyes as we re-read your words again. God is good.

Nan and Dan said...

so so sweet and beautiful!!
Praying the paperwork moves ahead quickly :)
hugs!!

Natalie said...

Ahhh such sweet boys!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful boys! Congratulations! Just curious, why do they have them bundled up so much? You're inside the whole time, right?

Judee in Coralville, IA
(DM of two adopted from Guatemala)

Stephanie @ Ralphcrew said...

Oh Rachelle! They are so beautiful!

Susan WD said...

Rachelle, they are just beautiful! Thank you for all the pictures!

Sarah said...

The video of Micah giggling is the most precious thing ever!!! LOVE! I can't wait to see more pictures and videos! ♥♥

Jill said...

I LOVE the videos!!! Simply adorable! It so wonderful to see them smiling and laughing!

{ MELBOURNE ROAD } said...

what PRECIOUS boys!
Lori