Home, sweet home


We are home!!!  It feels so good.  Wen is quickly getting settled and keeps telling us he is happy to be home.  The three boys are already having so much fun together.  Wen and Rand have really bonded right away over the toys and are playing really well together.  Also, his English is really starting to come out of hiding – he’s been shy some with us to say things, but we can hear him talking to Rand and will say things like “No Rand, wait to go when I say 1, 2, 3, GO!” (Playing cars)

And…The volume level here has skyrocketed.  Both Philip and Wen came home from China with 1 volume level – LOUD:)  Guess we’d better get used to that with a house full of boys!

Goals for today:

1. Finish unpacking/wash our smelly China clothes

2. Get some sleep – boys went to bed wayyyy late last night and I’ve had 3-4 hours of sleep in the past 48 hours so I need to rest up

3.  Get in to see the doc and make sure Bo is doing well (he’s been kicking me, so that’s good!)

4. Update the blog – we still have Beijing and our fun welcome home to write up

5.  Maybe….get a Christmas tree



5 Responses to Home, sweet home

  1. Jen Bowman December 7, 2015 at 3:05 pm #

    Welcome home! We’ve enjoyed following your adventures in China and reading all about Wen. His smile lights up every picture! I can only imagine how full of love your hearts are this holiday season. Sending much love to the Smiths!

  2. Sandi Anderson December 7, 2015 at 3:26 pm #

    I am SO glad you all are home safe and sound! Rest up and let me know when I can drop by a meal. Hugs!

  3. Edie Nanick December 7, 2015 at 5:21 pm #

    Welcome back! Enjoy your beautiful family and this will be a very special Christmas for sure!

    Edie N

  4. Elizabeth Riddick December 7, 2015 at 6:02 pm #

    Loved following along with your journey! So glad you are home. NC is a better place for it.
    All our love!!!

  5. Loretta Aldridge December 8, 2015 at 12:54 pm #

    I am so happy for all of you and proud to have been your teacher. The boys look so happy. Love to all of you.

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