Monday, April 5, 2010

First Easter in America

Passed out after an Easter Candy high- with his Mickey Mouse cell phone from Granny and Grandpa
Ready to go to church

At the Easter Egg Hunt

With his best friend - Cousin Jordan

Bunny Ears from the McAllister sisters

We took Alex to his first American Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday. Poor thing, he didn't know what to do, but he did pick up ONE egg - and put it in another little boys basket. They didn't let the 3 & 4 year-olds have assistance. He had fun looking at the horses and bouncing in the bouncy house. We took his cousin Jordan (7) with us and he loves Jordan to death. So many hugs!
Easter morning, he got a visit from the Easter Bunny, got dressed in his new outfit and we went to church. He only made it through the musical portion of the service. He loves music!
We are off to the local Social Security office tomorrow and to my work to turn in some paperwork. We may go out of town to shop a little.
Alex is eating well, but not yet gaining weight. We have not had a doctors appointment yet, so I think I will start him on some Pediasure until we see the pediatrician. Yesterday afternoon, he had on a 24 month pair of shorts and they fit perfect. Most of the 2Ts are too short and the 3Ts are too large in the waist, so I usually buy adjustable waist. Luckily, my sister and mom both still had some of Jordan's smaller clothes and we have been using them as well as what we have bought.
Please keep the King family in your prayers. They are in Kazakhstan trying to adopt a little boy. They were offered the boy by the asst. director of the orphanage and later found out that he is only registered in two places and should be registered in three places. His mother abandoned him in July 2009 and their attorney is trying to track her down to get her to agree to the adoption. They are in their bonding time now.
R & T & A


Conethia and Jim Bob said...

He is so beautiful!!

Just Another Day In Paradise said...

He looks great!
Hey, I went to an event in Boston last night and they were talking about a program, Big Sister Ukraine which worked with some of the kids from Alex's baby home! Do you know if he had a big sister? It was a great event and the program seems to be making a difference in the (few) kids' lives that they are able to work with. I was thinking of you and your sweet boy while watching the dvd.

Tim & Rita said...

I don't think Alex has a "Big Sister", but there was a nice man who spent time with him and once we began visiting, he started spending time with one of the other little boys in Alex's group.
We are so blessed to have visited the Nikolaev Baby House. It should be the model for all UA internots. I just can't say enough good things about the care the children receive.

Tim & Rita said...

I just visited googled Big Sister Ukraine and found out that they do Big Brothers as well and.....
Ernest was Alex's Big Brother! He goes by Eric, but that is certainly him.
Thank you so much for telling me about this! We have wanted to update him on Alex and now I can get in contact!

Just Another Day In Paradise said...

You could email Maryna, she was awesome. She is sending me a dvd of the movie they showed, she said she would send one to anyone who wanted one, so ask her for one as well. She did mention this was the first year that they had men involved, and that they had 2 brothers :) Maryna is from that town, and I believe she goes back occasionally.

Teresa said...

Love little boys in sweater vests! He is soooo cute!