Thursday, September 29, 2011

Welcoming Fall

I can't believe that in just one month I'll be heading back to work. Rafael had his first day alone at the home daycare that he will be going to while I work. He did great!! He loved playing with the other kids and going to the park. We're so proud of our big boy!!

We are also so happy that Rafael will have a new little Filipino friend to play with very soon. A friend who lives just five minutes away was matched with a little girl in August. She is just 3 months younger than Rafael and I'm sure they will have lots of fun together when she comes home.

Rafael now says more than 30 words. I just love hearing him speak. It's precious, except when he yells no. We hear that alot!! We aren't having much luck with the toilet training but we'll keep plugging along.

His birthday party is planned for Oct. 29. We are having a Halloween theme and all the kids are dressing up. Rafael will love it! We bought him a lion costume and he looks soooo adorable! I can't believe that he will be two on Oct. 25. The time is just flying!! On Oct. 29 last year, our social worker sent us the e-mail telling us that we had been matched with a little boy and now a year later we are celebrating his birthday with him. Soooo special!!!!

We have been so blessed to become parents to this wonderful little boy. He is so happy and social and outgoing. He definitely keeps us super busy but he always keeps us laughing and smiling. I can't imagine life without him!!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Home sweet home

Rafael has now been home for six months!! He just had his first haircut, since coming home, last week. We think he looks like such a cutie with his new do! Rafael has now started the "no" phase. Everything I ask him, he will reply no. I hope that this doesn't last long. He also started to say "mine" all the time and is no longer such a fan of sharing. We're going to have our hands full with this little boy. We haven't gotten too far with toilet training yet. I guess we'll have to be patient. That's all for now!