Thursday, November 19, 2009

Day 2 - Family Bonding Day

Today was the assigned "family bonding day." It was truly the day that Sam started to come out of his shell. We tried walking, he laughed, he started babbling, and he started to slowly trust us a bit. And it was the first day that he cried. We were relieved when he cried because it meant he seemed more like a real 14 month old boy!

This was also the day that his obsession with Macha the Dog began. Even this morning, he was babbling Macha's name repeatedly. He calls our dog Chewy Macha, but that's okay!

We had a lovely cocktail party in the afternoon with Wegayu (the caretaker of the Ayat House) and Zimmet (she cleans, she cooks, she does laundry, she is AMAZING). We spent some time getting to know them. They are the most incredible people and I still miss them intensely every day. Can't wait to go back and see them in the future.

Enjoy the pics and videos...


karichuckroryskylar said...

More, More, More!!! This kids is so beautiful! I love the end of the first video when he was sticking his foot out to your s-dad and then pulling it back in. The picture in the sling is so sweet. How is that working for you?

eva robelia said...

How beautiful!! Everyone looks so happy! I love hearing his little giggles, too. :) What a sweetie pie. Keep up the updates!