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11.28.2011

First Care Package

We got to send our first gift to the boys today! I found out before I went to work that there was a family traveling to Ethiopia on Friday and if I could get the care package to them by Wednesday, they'd be able to take it. So, I threw some things together (thankfully I had already done a little shopping), and shipped it out today during my lunch. And yes, those toys are hideous, but their bellies crinkle, they have rattles in their heads, and you can teeth on their feet, plus they can squish down into a small package. I hope they love them!


We already got to see a little video of them in their crib together from a family that recently traveled! This same family sent us a very detailed email about their time with the boys while in Ethiopia. Here's just a little of what they told us:
We cuddled them a lot when we were there and gave them massages.  The littler one liked it but the bigger one was always distracted by noise and activity. The bigger one can turn over or almost turn over from back to front by himself, and whenever we had him out of the crib on the floor or on the bed, he was really interested in what was going on around him and was twisting to see where noise was coming from.  He also is almost able to hold his own bottle – definitely able to grab it and guide it to his mouth if it’s propped up.
What a gift to get this information! It is so comforting to know that they are being well cared for and loved by so many people already!  

And, yes, we do have names in mind, but we aren't going to share them until we're totally set on them and possibly even until after we have passed court in Ethiopia and everything is legal. For now they are the big guy and the little guy... and we're okay with that!

8 comments:

Stacey said...

How awesome to be able to talk with others who met your sweet little guys! Praying for a quick court date!

Rochelle said...

That is so amazing!!! What a God-send to know that others are caring for and loving on them, that is really special. So glad that you guys got to see a video of them too, how neat! :) I am a sucker for all things baby, I think those toys are adorable!! I'm sure they will absolutely love them, and so glad you get to send it to them. Yayyy! God is so GOOD!

kimberly said...

What fun to be able to send a care package to the boys! Prayers continue for you, Don, and the kiddos! PS- I don't think those toys are hideous... I think they're rather cute :)

Joe said...
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Rachel Jones said...

Oops - sorry I posted as Joe and then tried to delete it....anyways...
They will love the toys - L loves anything new and anything that crinkles :)
And awww sweet little guy and big guy - praying for them!!!! So proud to be their aunt and uncle!!

Heidi said...

How wonderful! We have one of those toys and the kids love it. :) So, I bet your boys will too! The crinkly stuff is very entertaining and the feet are great teethers. :) Silly looking, but good for the kids.

Corrie and Phil said...

I'm with Kim on the toys, but we're toy ladies.

I love the names Little Guy and Big Guy. May those will stick. :)

Can't wait to hear more!

Katie G said...

Leif and I are so pumped for you guys!