A bit about the Himsels

In July 2011, we were drawn to a posting by our adoption agency of a little girl that was soon to "age out" of the orphanage in China, and they were hoping to find her family before her birthday in February, when she would no longer be eligible for adoption. After reviewing the information, giving it alot of thought and prayers, we knew she was to be our daughter. So we started the paperwork chase to bring her home. But God had a bigger plan in mind for the Himsels. Along the way, we decided to pursue adopting a little boy, and that journey actually led us to two little boys, who are 18 months and 14 months old. All three children are located in the Guizhou province. We are excited to be so close to bringing home Ella (Jinglan), William, and Ethan, and we hope you follow along with our journey.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Boys will be boys

We had some Internet problems during our last day in Guiyang, so I'm a bit behind in my updates. We've spent most of the last couple of days getting to know our little ones. Yes, boys will be boys, but our newest ones are complete opposites.  A few things we've learned about our little guys:

Ethan is quite the happy baby - doesn't mind at all who is holding him. And he has a smile that melts your heart. He smiles with his whole face and gives his smiles readily. I've nicknamed him my "little laughing Buddha". William is much more reserved, and frightens easily around strangers.  He is getting used to me finally, but if Daddy is around he only wants him. He seems to be studying the situation at all times.  Ethan on the other hand seems to be willing to get involved in anything.  He loves his toys, and loves any toy that William has.   Although William seemed to be more fussy at times, we're learning that it normally happens when he hungry.  And man, can both boys eat. Keeping them full has been a full-time job.  William's smiles are few and far right now, but when he does smile, it feels so rewarding because you have really earned that smile. He loves to play patty cake and we've actually gotten some giggles and laughs out of him while playing. He's a tough one to win over, but we are coming along pretty well. And a few more pictures of my little guys.

My two smiling guys

Boy do those fingers taste good!

William and Aunt Nay

We left Ethan alone with the powder for 5 seconds, and he showed us what he can accomplish

Loving a good game of "patty cake"

1 comment:

  1. Omigosh, that powder picture is the BEST!!! Literally LOL here. Too cute!