Sunday, March 21, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
Rai likes them! We went to Abuelos (best Mexican food in Plano) while my family was in town this weekend. Rai has recently started talking non-stop and kept saying "Meh-can food! Meh-can food!" all the way there. He certainly loves the rice, quesadillas, and anything with chicken, so I ordered a combo plate with a side of broccoli. (They do have GREAT broccoli, and I wanted to be sure Rai had something healthy.) It turns out that Rai thinks Abuelos has great broccoli, too. In fact, I had to hurry and eat a few big pieces of broccoli before Rai realized there was more. He ate about 10 pieces and decided that was all the "Mexican food" he wanted. :-) And during lunch Sunday, Rai asked for a piece of bread and ate the crust first. Aaron just laughed and said he had never seen a child eat only the crust. He did eat the rest afterwards.
Busy Busy Mommy!
With April just around the corner, I took a moment this weekend to reflect how my life has changed in just under one year. Life has certainly changed at home with the morning rituals of a hyper toddler begging to eat breakfast at 6:30am, "Mommy and Rai Day Outs" to the zoo/museum/DART Rail Station/park/anything outside of the house, a resurgence of movie afternoons thanks to Rai's obsession with popcorn. It has certainly been an endless series of new experiences and adventures! But life at home isn't the only part of my life that has picked up in pace. Work, specifically my classes and research at UT-Dallas, has been more busy than I ever remembered. There are no complaints here, though. I love my work, and I am so fortunate to do what I love.
Friday, March 5, 2010
Omma! Appa! :-)
We recently received permission from our agency to contact Rai's foster family (Omma and Appa) directly! Although Omma was worried that we were not allowed to contact one another directly, our agency said that contact with each other is fine after the child arrives in the US as long as both we and Rai's foster family are comfortable with the level of contact. How exciting!
Pictures for Omma and Appa:
My homework assignment from Rai's preschool was to bring a picture of Rai next to a form of transportation (i.e. car, bus, etc.). To show a bit more effort and take Rai somewhere new, we went to a flight museum in Dallas. Rai loved it until he got startled by planes taking off nearby at Love Field. After a few "skury" take-offs, Rai decided he was done. In any case, homework done!