Friday, June 19, 2009

Goofy, wild and smart...he'll fit right in!

Today when we got to the orphanage to see Patrick, he was VERY excited to see us! In fact, he was so excited, that he was unsure how to express this emotion and was being a bit wild. He kept screaming and laughing and throwing himself at us. He took to Bill very quickly and loved being held by him. I kissed his chubby little hand, and he kept putting his hand back up to my mouth to be kissed again and again. It was so sweet. When Bill held him, he nuzzled right into him...he knew who we were! He is a quick learner too. We were rolling a ball back and forth and I kept saying "ball". He, after a few times, said "ball". He also said "up" to Bill to be picked up, and said "shoe" to me after repeatedly removing his shoe and needing it put back on. His caregiver said that he is very talkative, repeats stories when read to and knows his friends names. He needed redirected a few times today, but he was just to excited to know how to handle himself. I imagine the next few visits will be just as crazy as today, until he knows we are forever coming back and taking him home. We will be back to visit tomorrow, so stay tuned for more!

Enjoy the pictures and mini-movie!

14 comments:

  1. He's so precious!! Praying for you guys!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Loved the video Lyndi!!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thanks for the pictures! I have been waiting all day! Must have checked the blog fives times this morning into early afternoon. :) I am excited that you had a great day with him and that he is falling in love with you both!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I mean is this kid his father's son or WHAT?! He's gonna be a big guy just like his dad and I think he favors him!!!

    WHAT A CUTIE... you can tell he's LOVING his time with you guys!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Stop making me cry Lyndi!!! OMG the cheeks. He is such a cutie pie! and he just seems like SUCH a joy

    ReplyDelete
  6. Typing through tears...he is so precious!

    ReplyDelete
  7. He is such a cutie and so happy with you!
    Amy

    ReplyDelete
  8. This post could truly win the post of the year!!! Praying for you, and can see God is doing some awesome things :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Such a beautiful boy! Between chills and tears, I can't help but smile. Oh how I long for that day. Praying for you, my friend.
    In Him,
    E

    ReplyDelete
  10. Congrats! I am friends w/ the Andrew's family in Alabama the parents of 3 extra special children & am also friends with Cathy & Matt Lively all who happen to be some of our best friends. I am also an adoptive parent to SUDC angel, Kyan Michael, and to Cameron Hui, in China, soon to come home this year.

    We rejoyce with you in the special gift you have been given from our Lord above.

    I just want you to know that all of your friends in Murfreesboro are praying for you & wish you safe travels home. I hope to meet you when you arrive back home with Patrick Thomas.

    Happy Father's Day!

    God bless you,

    Susan Smith-Alltop

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Awww he is SOOOO cute! I love that he's bonding with you so quickly!!!! What a handsome little guy with a beautiful smile!!! I can't wait until you get him HOME!!!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Well, I just bawled all the way through that. I am so thrilled at the way you are bonding already with your little guy- isn't God amazing!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  14. He looks like he will be quite the character! Have fun loving on him! Praying for your family!

    ReplyDelete