Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or
slow to do the humble work.

- Mother Teresa

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I am the proud mom to 6 kids: Natasha, 24, Nikolai, 20, Reese, 20, Maylee, 14, Erik, 10 and Violet, 7. The kids come from Russia, Ukraine and China; I'm so proud of my family sometimes I think I'll burst and I needed an outlet for it - so I've created this weblog. :o)
If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Something you need to know about Erik is that when he first came home, he had no clue what to do with the world. He wouldn't hold a toy, though he enjoyed it when YOU held it and he observed it (this includes all toys and stuffed animals). If you handed him something, he simply threw it. He had NO IDEA that an object was created for fun or amusement. Objects were to be observed, or at the very most, tapped or flapped. Yes, there's still tons of tapping and flapping going on, but he now is beginning to not only hold objects, and not only explore them a bit, but to PLAY with them! This, to me, is EXTREMELY gratifying to watch!! My little bugger is starting to PLAY!!

Watch him with this marble toy. Not only does he enjoy watching the marble go down the obstacle, but he had a BLAST watching me build it (jabbered on and on the whole time) and watch how he carefully and deliberately places the marble exactly where it goes, and how he knows exactly what the result will be!! I'm not sure if all of you out there in Blog Land can fully understand how fun this is for me, but just humor me. ;op



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2 comments:

Amy L said...

I love it! You are so funny..."Look happy!" How cute! I bet my boys would love that too!
Amy

Jane Smith said...

What a sweetie pie! He has improved SO much since we saw him!!

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