2.14.15. The first day Elias voluntarily told me he loves me (while wrapping his little arms tightly around my neck). #daymaker #happyvalentinestome #hesmine
Cora’s new word for the day: thank you! It’s a good word, I think.
Also big news today (and a sign of increasingly better health), Cora cut a tooth! That makes three teeth in total. Watch out developmental delays… your days are numbered here! We are comin’ after you.
This morning the twins wandered to another room of the house and started playing with toys while I cleaned up from breakfast. That might seem “normal” for most two-year-old kids, but for the last few weeks my kids have been following me around the house whining if I tried to get anything done. The fact that they are starting to venture out a little bit on their own is a sign that they are feeling more comfortable in our home and that they are feeling more securely attached to me. It’s good news.
It’s also good news because it means I can get a few things done around the house (hopefully).
Everything is running out… dish soap, conditioner, malaria pills, jungle oats, chocolate syrup, anit-itch cream, catsup (for pretty much all of Tyra’s meals and for Macy’s hair), diapers, my patience… it’s time to come home. #workingonit
Big week ahead! Hoping for some early, quick “wins” in our quest to catch our scheduled flight home, a bunch of things to clear off our Uganda “bucket list” and a big birthday bash on Friday (the twins turn 2). #gobigorgohome #goingbigandhome #hopefully
Things I miss today: carseats, driving (being the driver), and goat cheese. #iamthecarseat #2x
Tonight marks the first night without any adoption paperwork to complete. #goodnews #itisfinished #thepaperworkatleast
Most commonly heard phrase in our house right now (spoken slowly and calmly): “everything is ok, you’re ok” (comforting words for Elias and Cora, but also for the rest of us, too).
Just googled “how many eggs can a female gecko lay at once?” The answer is inconclusive, though general consensus seems to be just 2, up to 10 times per season (whatever a “season” is). All I know is that, all of a sudden, it seems we have baby geckos running rampant around this place. #donttellowen