Every morning at 6 a.m. you will hear Moses pull out the gait trainer (from under the dining room table) and run with it! He can pick it up, throw it down, drive it over bumps. You name it and off he goes!
It's very loud and it goes on until he gets in his chair for his oatmeal! Moses taught himself how to manipulate the gait trainer. We did not think he was strong enough!
We got the gait trainer for Noah, but Noah puts his entire body weight on the gait trainer; so it does not move as fast or freely as it does for Moses! Noah doesn't understand its use.
In 2 years Moses has shown how incredibly smart he is! And he taught himself to walk, all by himself! Everyday he shows us he can do anything and everything he wants!
One afternoon Mercy wanted to eat. She stood at the top of the stairs waiting to go down to the table. Because we're not always sure what she understands, I told her "Come here, you need to have your diaper changed and then you can eat" Nope, she wasn't coming. So I told her again, "If you get your diaper changed you can go eat" Nope, she wasn't interested. Moses walked over to her, (he is half her size) and he pushed her towards me! She stopped half way to me and he pushed her again. He did this until she got to me!! We all clapped and told him what a big helper boy he is!
Isn't that amazing!
Moses is really smart, he knows a lot more than we give him credit for. Because of his size he's often picked up when he refuses to do something. He hates that! We try to respect what he wants, but sometimes we err because we are in a hurry.
I cried with JOY that he did not lose his will to be the 9 yr old he really is!!!
Moses is completely bonded to us!!
Two years later and no more bottles for Noah! He drinks from his own cup!!
oops- sideways almost works! LOL!
Two years later Noah is just one of the kids!! And he knows it!
He loves to be included in goofiness! He has a delightful sense of humor!
Noah is completely bonded to us!!
Two years later and Jacob can stand up, move chairs and he has strength! When he first came home he was 9 months post op brain surgery and very weak.
Two years later he still avoids strangers, and he often refuses to get to know new people. But today our adoption social worker Amy was here, doing our last post placement for Bulgaria. We LOVE Amy she is amazing! As usual Jacob avoided her with his back to her, vocalized his dislike of what we were doing. And did his own thing away from us. And then 2 hours later. He moved onto the chair by Amy. Touched her with his foot!!!!!!!!! And looked directly into her eyes!!!!!!! Oh Jacob!! You are AMAZING!!
Checking out big sisters vanity table and books. Always curious! Always interested!!
Looking sweet and handsome! He's going to get lots of attention from girls in about four to 5 years! LOL!!!
Jacob may turn his back on us, but he can do that because he knows we are there, and we are never leaving. And he depends on that now with complete trust.
Jacob is completely bonded to us!
We ARE a FAMILY!
Praise God! We give God the glory!