August 4, 2010

Pollo is Perfect!

I am currently sitting in a chair, in a frigid cold hotel room, with my fabulous son sound asleep on my lap. He is simply amazing and today went better than we could have ever imagined!
He is really smart, seems to understand and even listen to what we are saying and our instructions. He is having an awesome time playing with the "Ninas", and is truly adorable in every way! He was laughing with us with in the first half hour. He called AMP "Papi" and wants me to pick him up and hold him when he is sad. When he and AMP were playing, AMP at one point stood up to go get the ball that had rolled across the room. Pollo started yelling at him in Spanish, and all the women in the room started smiling and told AMP, "he is saying Don't go!" The three kiddos are having a great time playing together. He doesn't speak any English at all, but pointing and wild gesturing seem to do the trick for the most part. He is a, dare I say it and jinx myself royally, potty trained! He is all boy - He loves to play with the firetruck we brought him, and loves to throw the ball around. He has a little accordion that his foster mother said he loved to play with, and boy, he loves that thing!
He does miss his foster mother a lot, and he asked for several times, but that is to be expected. He is just amazing, and I love him so much already! My girls were also amazing, Chicken Little was just giving and understanding with him and with the whole unruly situation today - She turned on her charm and had the whole ICBF office in stitches. Chicken Nugget went without a nap all day, and was still amazingly patient and sweet. I love my three children, and I really love that they are now all together, here in the crazy coop!

Note: We have been advised to not post pictures until the adoption is finalized by a Colombian court. Unfortunately, this will probably take three weeks. For those of you who haven't seen pictures, you will just have to trust me, he is a very handsome little boy.

6 comments:

Jo said...

did I mention I love "Happily Ever After"?!! I couldn't wait to get up and read your blog!! XOXO

Enghee said...

Praise God, so glad to hear things are going awesome! So look forward to meeting him, hope it will be alright with you for me to speak to him in Spanish, but, if not, I understand! Enghee

GEM said...

Such a wonderful boy!! So cute- you guys are the best family:)

Jon and Jamie said...

So glad things are going well, so sweet!! We will keep you in our prayers, we love you guys!!!!! Keep the pics coming!!!

Kate and Jeff said...

He is gorgeous! We're loving the updates...can't wait to see more!

Abi said...

Amanda, Lisa turned me on to your blog and I just heard the news! Congrats! Our family is headed to Colombia in September for vacation, so I would love to chat when things settle down for you a bit. Haven't read the blog from the very beginning, but it is very well done!