Yesterday was our first doctor’s appointment. Fully clothed, with shoes and diaper on, Boston weighed 22 pounds. That put him in like the 3rd percentile for 2 year olds I believe. We were pleased he made the chart. :o) He had 2 vaccines, a TB test, and lots and lots of blood drawn to test for everything under the sun. And to top off the day, I had to collect stool and urine samples. I won’t go into details, but let me just tell you this is no fun!! Each person that has done an early evaluation of Boston seems to think that he is right on target developmentally despite spending the entire first 2 years of his life in an orphanage. So far so good but it is early to tell.
I have not done a great job yet getting pictures of all of the kids together. That is on the list of things to get done. I thought I would go through some of the pictures and let them tell the story of what we have been up to…
When we arrived home there were flowers, balloons, and cards waiting for us!
The balloons got tied to the back of Boston’s new toy!
Madison has been a big help. She loves her baby brother. We have actually had to explain to her why she cannot give him things if we have told him no. The first night we were home I let Madison take Boston into her room while I read Blake a bedtime story. About 10 minutes later I came out of Blake’s room and heard Madison giggling. When I went into her room she was smiling from ear to ear and could barely contain her laughter. She was so proud that in those 10 minutes she had gotten Boston to sleep. Then a couple of nights after that, they were in the basement watching a little TV and cuddling and she put him to sleep again. Very sweet!
On Thursday the 21st we went to Blades to get his first haircut before our big Easter weekend.
Blake really likes to play with Boston but he thought he would be much smaller. He also asked if Boston is going to cry EVERY single day! He made Easter bags at school and was proud of the one for his little brother.
Who’s the big brother and who’s the little brother?
On Saturday before going to my parents for Easter – before his big debut – before pictures with his cousins… Boston gave himself a black eye. He was not happy that Madison had shut the gate that kept him from going up the stairs. In pure two year old fashion, he threw a fit, stomped into my bedroom and yanked on a free standing jewelry box. It came crashing down on him, cut, and bruised his eye lid. I felt so bad for him, but I must say he has not even come close to the jewelry box since then. So in some of the pictures below you may notice the rough look on his face.
Here is his first Easter egg hunt at Grandma and Grandpa’s house.
After church on Sunday, there was an Easter egg hunt and Nana’s house.
There is always so much going on. Like all parents, I wish I could capture each moment. All four of our children are changing so fast. We are truly blessed to be the Overstreet family of 6!