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Monday, October 13, 2008

Fall is in the air

The pic of all the kiddos in the back seats isn't a very good one, but I could resist passing it on. You can see them all except Tess who still needs her seat rear-facing for a few more pounds yet. Throw in a few "she's looking at meeeee." and a some dirty looks and thrown elbows and you'll have a pretty accurate idea of what or what a 3 hour ride to the AZ mountains is like with 6 kiddos in the car. Actually, they were all great, help each other out, and is was a delightful 3 hours. We are such lucky parents.

Fall was in full swing at the cabin. Gotta love Arizona mountains in the fall. Had to include these pics for those of you who think AZ is all cactus and Gila Monsters. We wrapped the babies up in blankets and hats and took lots of walks in the brisk weather. It was lovely.

Jujube will have surgery next week to help correct his feet. Should be a minor out-patient surgery to "release" his Achilles tendons, but it is surgery never the less with all the risks involved. I'll let you know how it goes. His casts have both his knees and his ankles at 90 degree angles, yet this baby still pulls himself up and manages to shakily cruise along on the furniture, falling every 3 steps or so. He certainly is persistent and I am sure will be off and running as soon as he has the opportunity to do so.

Tess is still learning how to eat. Today I got a lollipop in her mouth. Rather, she got it in there. Any efforts on our behalf to get food in her mouth are met with HUGE resistance. She attends weekly feeding therapy sessions. Rather than a food aversion, the feeding doc calls it a food refusal and says her actions are very characteristic for a baby that has been force fed. Poor baby... the orphanage was probably worried about her not gaining weight and pushed much harder than they should have. If you think about it, there is so little a baby has control over, but food is one of the things she could/can control. We will give her all the food she needs and wants on her own time frame.

One of my favorite comments lately-

Random 60-something couple "Are they your babies?"
R60SC-"Are they twins?"
R60SC-whose wheels are quickly turning at this point-"Where are they from?"
R60SC-"Oh WOW! Well they be GREAT piano players. ALL the Asians are!"

Well at least it was a nice prejudicial comment!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the update! Since you aren't on Google Reader, I have to remember to check your blog the old fashion way LOL


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