Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Not quite as much to say today

After yesterday we don't have a whole lot to tell. I did speak to "the man" today just to let him know that we are here and counting on him to keep his Friday deadline. He is very cordial on the phone but that is no indication. We will see.

Otherwise it was a fairly slow day today. We played Yatzee. Kerwin enjoyed it but got bored near the end of the game. It was a good introduction though. Lawanna gave the kids big bubble wands today that one of the adoptive parents sent in. They were really neat and Kerwin is still having fun blowing bubbles. We watched
"Night at the Museum" with Kerwin this afternoon for some down time. He likes this one we just have to start it about 20 minutes into the movie when all the action starts. He washed the dishes again this morning. He still thinks it's great and we make a big deal out of him being a "good helper." He also enjoys tying Mike's shoes. He can actually tie shoes pretty well but his shoes don't have ties so he doesn't get to do it very often. I brought water shoes for him because he cannot (or at least he couldn't) wear regular shoes and still walk because of the contractures in his legs. He went barefoot all the time or else he couldn't walk. He may be able to try some other shoes soon, his legs are continuing to develop and get stronger. He used to always drag one foot behind when he walks. Now he is able to lift his toes just far enough off the ground not to touch it. Also, when he sits down on the bed to put on his shoes or socks. Before he always had to use his hands to pick his leg up and put his foot on the bed. But the other day I was watching him and noticed that he could now lift his foot all the way up to the bed without using his hands.

We went to the market today with Lawanna to get some essentials. We are planning on going to the hotel tomorrow if we can get a ride. That shouldn't be a problem as there are folks coming in tomorrow and they will need to be picked up at the airport. The airport is very close to the hotel. Barb has not arrived yet and it's 6:20. We are beginning to wonder if she hasn't changed her flight plans and not notified anyone here. I guess we will talk to her when she gets back.

I have taken a few pictures the past couple of days. I will post them tomorrow when we get to the hotel and can use our laptop again. That will be a nice treat. We will aslo be able to instant message our family there which is great for us. Until next time.


Lisa said...

It sounds like Kerwin is really developing some great new skills...that is awesome! You and Mike are really wonderful parents for him:)
We will be praying for your appointment on Friday.
I love reading your blog!!!

Anonymous said...

We took Max down to your house tonight because Rachel wanted to take pictures and have him in them. He was a good boy. He always behaves better at home.

Toady I had 4 fillings drilled out and replaced. They worked on me for 2 hours. It was not fun but Dr. Fain asked about you girls and I had to fill him in on what was happening. As I told him about Kerwin his dental assistant started to tear up. Dr Fain was so surprised. Apparently she has a reputation for being a tough cookie but she was quite moved by Kerwins story and your adoption quest.

I'm glad to hear that Kerwin is getting stronger and his movement is improving. How cute that he likes washing the dishes.

We love you and miss you lots.
God's blessing on you all.

Anonymous said...

I am so excited for Kerwin's progress......his learning curve is straight up!

We're leaving tomorrow for vacation on St. Simons Island, Ga. and returning Aug. 5. Tim is taking his laptop and I'm hoping to keep up with your news. I'm hoping and praying that you beat us home!

"Sing a new song to the Lord; he has done wonderful things! By his own power and strength he has won the victory; he made his saving power known to the nations. He kept his promise to the people of Israel with loyalty and constant love for them. All people everywhere have seen the victory of our God." (Psa. 98: 1-3

God has already won the victory and it is only a matter of time before it is revealed and you are on your way home. Believe Him!!


Anonymous said...

Rebecca--I had a dream last night that I checked your blog and the title said"I got it" and then you went on to describe a new dish you ordered at a restauant that you weren't sure you would like! Obviously, you guys are on my mind--hope to see you soon.
Love, Kristin

Abby Norman said...

Hey Rebecca and Mike,

My name is Abby. I'm 17 and i live in Illinois. I just returned last night from Haiti. I spent two weeks at the mission. Erin gave me your blog.I fell in love with Kerwin last summer. When i got home i told my parents that i wished there was some way to bring him to America. We were told that no adoptions could take place, but its weird how god works. I was sad he wasn't there when i got there, but I am so excited for him! You guys seem like great parents and Kerwin is a great kid! I saw the potential in him last summer and i'm so happy that he is getting a chance. I hope that everything went through yesterday. Give Kerwin a hug for me.
Abby Norman