Monday, March 15, 2010

Home Sweet Home


I wanted to do a quick post letting everyone know we arrived home on Saturday afternoon. Things here are good and we are slowly settling into being a family of six. The older boys are bouncing with excitement; HD and Pudding are still scoping each other out. HD has been much nicer to him than I ever anticipated. She is such the mother hen, constantly shaking her head and saying "No, no" when he is getting into something he shouldn't, and bringing him his blanket when he is upset. Pudding has been a little aggressive with her - very possessive of toys and food, which is to be expected. He is really enjoying his older brothers though. I feel like I'm living with the Three Stooges since they are constantly doing silly things trying to make the others laugh.
Pudding is having some major problems with jet lag. He tends to fall asleep okay but is wide awake and ready for the day by 1:30 a.m. And we are back to him having to sleep on our chest through the night again. Not an ideal situation, but I know it will get better with a little more time.
Although it is a 3-ring circus around our house, I couldn't be happier. Just to be home with all four of my babies in my lap fills me with such happiness and contentment. Life is good. Now off to prepare for Miss HD's birthday tomorrow!! I can't believe my baby is going to be 2!

9 comments:

Janie said...

What a beautiful family! I don't mean to stalk you, I just had to read about your trip to China - can't wait until my sister gets home with the new little one in our family after her 3 1/2 year wait!

Shannon said...

Glad you're home safe and sound. What a gorgeous group of kiddos!!

Christina said...

Enjoy all of your time with your 4 sweet kids.

Margaret and Tom said...

Yeah Allison and family! What a great photo! Can't wait to hear more!

Maria said...

Oh how I have WAITED for this picture. Looks PERFECT!!! Happy Early Birthday to HD. I've not called b/c I wasn't sure if you were awake or asleep and wanted you to have time with the kiddos. I MIGHT call tomorrow to wish HD a Happy Birthday. Have her a small gift, but still need to get it to A. to monogram so it will be a while -- sorry, I'm slow!! Hope you can come (read: feel like coming) to E's b-day party.

Christen and Frank said...

SOOO very cool! What beautiful kids! :) Bet you're thrilled to be home with your English tv channels, comfy beds and clean clothes!! Enjoy it!

Jackie said...

So happy to hear things are going well!! What a great photo...you must be smiling from ear to ear :)

And Happy Birthday to HD. Wow, 2!!

La Dolce Vita said...

Congrats! My sister, Janie, just shared your blog address with us. We always love reading about adoptions. We are awaiting travel to China to pick up our daughter. We are also adopting from Ethiopia!

multimom said...

Congratulations! Glad you're back safe and sound. He's such a cutie! Big birthday hugs to HD, too! Bethany says hi to her!

All our Best,

Rick and Ellen