Monday, April 02, 2012

The Weekend

We had a great weekend together.  Time outs decreased significantly, and cuddles, laughter, and cute little voices rang through our house.



Raising three kids, none who speak English is definitely challenging, but it's not unbearably challenging.  It feels the same way to me as it did when we first brought Rory home from the hospital. It was something totally new, so the idea of being able to cook, clean, enjoy life, and care for an infant felt impossible.  Then, once you get used to it, you realize it's actually pretty easy.  We're still in the learning curve here, and we have lots of moments that test our patience, but we are definitely on our way to settling into life. 

A couple of nights ago, we separated the twins' beds and Jonathan started sleeping on the floor instead of sleeping with them.  Favor cried for a long time the first night, but did great last night.  They're also learning more and more English and surprise us every once in awhile.  (It's amazing what kids can do when they really want something.)  We've found a good rhythm to bath time and bed time, and our neighbors changed our lives by bringing us detangler for us to use on the girls hair.

We're still limiting our time outside of the house and with others and will continue to do so for awhile, because I think our boundaries are giving the girls a safe place to get comfortable.  Overall, life is much better and easier than we expected it would be 2 1/2 weeks into our new family.  We are thankful!

1 comment:

HSB said...

LOVE all the pics! Makes me smile! :)