Friday, February 25, 2011

A Couple of "Firsts"

Mrs. Beaver:

One of the great joys of adopting older children is getting to introduce them to things they've never experienced. We've had a couple of those "firsts" in the past 24 hours.

Oksana slept in foam curlers for the first time last night, thanks to help from her sister Cassandra. Oksana was not alone in wearing rollers to bed. Princess Bink joined her in curlers last night and curls today.

A "first" that involved all three of our new children, Daria, Alexander and Oksana,
was making a trip to an American libraray, a place their new siblings love.

Daria, Alexander and Oksana were delighted to explore the library
and then borrow books.

Each "first" is it's own little milestone as we travel the path to adjustment
following the adoption of our three precious newbies.

We had one more "first" in our house today, although it didn't involve our family.
The members of the Nordstrom family who stayed in the States got their
"first" Skype tonight call from their family members who are in Addis Abba, Ethiopia,
to meet the little girl they are eager to add to their family.

I count it among our "firsts" because the three Nordstroms were at our house for dinner.

We're eager for the Nordstroms to be able to watch their little girl
"Peaches" experience "firsts" here in America!

"Firsts" are so much fun!

1 comment:

MacMeister said...

I agree with that: firsts are fun! :-)