Our Journey To Charlie & Levi...

After 17yrs of marriage and "8" amazing children, God has continued to keep the fire for adoption burning in our hearts. Crazy?... Maybe?!?! But....Doesn't God call all of us to do CRAZY things for him? Isn't that what it means to Live for Christ? To make a difference ONE orphan at a time. So after months of praying that this little guy would find a forever family, he FINALLY has!! OUR FAMILY!! Join us as we pray, cry, fill out mounds of paperwork & fundraise to bring our son home. We give God all the glory for choosing to adopt us & for giving us the opportunity to Choose Charlie...And because we could not get Zhora(Levi) off our minds and God obviously placed him in our hearts... We're bringing him home too!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

ONE WEEK Down, A Lifetime to Go...

It's already been over a week since the boys arrived at their new home!!! Wow! They have done amazingly well. And we Praise GOd for how well they are adjusting. We have continued to go about our normal life... Here are a few NEW things the boys have seen/done...
  • Walmart, Sam's, Toys R Us
  • Soccer games (4hr trip)
  • Dr. appt.
  • Dentist appt.
  • Choir concert
  • Bible Study, Church
  • Mommy & Me class at gymnastics
  • LOTS of riding in the car

And things we have learned about the boys...

  • They both follow Mama around and get stepped on often
  • They love their brothers & sisters
  • They both LOVE the trampoline
  • They both LOVE to go barefoot
  • Charlie copies everything you do & has 8 signs he uses already
  • Levi looks at you like you are a weirdo, but will sign More...lol
  • Levi LOVES books
  • Charlie doesn't play with toys
  • Neither boys are anywhere close to being potty trained:(
  • Levi sucks his thumb
  • Charlie sucks his fingers/thumb & rocks himself to sleep:(
  • Charlie loves any song that has movements to it
  • Levi loves to push the baby stroller
  • They both EAT like they are never gonna get another meal
  • They both choke easily
  • If anyone goes in the kitchen, they think it's time to eat(even if they just ate)
  • Levi likes to be naked:)
  • They both LOVE to take a bath & you get one too!
  • Levi likes to put lotion on
  • Charlie does NOT like lotion or putting diaper and clothes on
  • Charlie is Superman Strong!
  • Levi likes you to tickle his arms to go to sleep
  • Charlie loves water!
  • And Charlie likes to take a bath in the toilet water:(
  • They are both starting to like men more
  • Charlie has sucessfully learned to give a hug & kiss:)

Looking forward to all the things they will learn this week!!! Working on pictures(in my spare time..lol) hope to post them soon....Love to all


  1. LOVE it! I chuckled several times reading the list. They are doing amazingly well! Praying for all of you.

  2. Sounds like they are doing SO well. I am so happy their adjustment has been smooth!! Can't wait to see more pics and videos :). Tell me, how do they like each other. Do they have a sense of familiarity with each other...or since they were in different groups...did they kind of just meet when you visited at the orphanage?

  3. Grama & GrandadOctober 18, 2010 at 4:10 PM

    Grama & Grandad meet Charlie & Levi this weekend....they make you smile, A LOT... Levi climbed up in Grandads lap and Charlie soon followed. Charlie isn't sure about Grama yet, but Levi likes to 'jump' so I am pretty cool. Levi liked Uncle Pat, he went to him and wanted to be picked up and held for a little while, we were kind of surprised. They wondered around the house inspecting everything...guess we passed the grandparent test.. :)

  4. God bless the cuties! :) what a beautiful start to wonderful fulfilling life with you and your precious family.

  5. Oh wow! It has been CRAZY busy for you guys! I'm praying for both the boys and the rest of the family as well! I would be really leery about the trampoline until both boys have been cleared from AAI and AOI though.