Where has the time gone? Things have been busy around here with Dr.'s appointments, bonding, in home therapy, and just living. Every health care professional that we meet is just stunned at how well Hollis is doing. For only hearing English for one month, he understands a lot.
Hollis can say- bye-bye, hi, uh-oh, mama, dada, and papa. He tries very hard to repeat a lot of words but we'll need to practice some more.
Hollis can sign- more please, up please, thank you, eat, and drink.
We went to the grocery store today and when I put the milk in the cart, Hollis signed "drink". I was so proud of him.
Good bye orphanage hair. Hollis also had his first real hair cut. I would have taken a photo as it was happening except I was the one holding him. We was anxious until they gave him a sucker. That will be a special treat just for haircuts.
The kids love playing at their table. We had just set it up and asked Hollis to do something. Before he walked away, he pushed his chair in. I don't know where he learned it, but I like it.
Also another adventure for the whole family, we went to a restaurant...gasp! I can't remember the last time we did this. It wasn't a special occasion, just felt like we needed to get out of our bubble. Everyone had a good time. And Hollis drank from a real cup (not a sippy cup) which was a first.
Our little guy signing "more" and smiling for the camera. He's not a picky eater. He eats plates of broccoli I put in front of him and carrots, or veggie patties. And he'll guzzle warm milk like nobody's business.
We work on building our relationship with each other everyday, it will be a while before he understands family dynamic. Most days are good, but there are some challenging ones too. Believe it or not, I only share a fraction of everything that goes on in our lives. Coming from an orphanage will take years to overcome. Hollis is a sweet boy with a sweet heart and I'm so glad he's ours.