Little dude has been in a great mood today and he's such a pleasant little boy. A highlight was when we picked him up, the nanny had him in "Old Man Shorts"! LOL! I'm dealing with a migraine, unfortunately, but it hasn't gotten the best of me yet... Hopefully it will ease up before the evening visit.
Our evening visit went well and went by pretty quickly. This evening, we gave him a cracker! He did very well with it, chewed it correctly, even used his hands to push it into his mouth. I love learning these little things about him. I could tell that he wanted to put the whole cracker in his mouth but I held his hands down so that Chris could just hold it for him and let him nibble on it. Once it was gone, I could tell that he wanted more but I redirected him by making him walk and he was fine. He didn't get aggressive so that's a good thing. I think he would have shoved them all in his mouth at once, though, if we would have given him the opportunity. He also drank several good sips of his juice!
He has started responding to our 'come here' and 'go there' Russian phrases. If I'm walking him around, Chris can call out, "ee dee syu da" and he will turn and start walking to Chris. It's pretty sweet! He is really fond of Chris and I'm so thankful for that since Chris will be going back alone to bring him home after the 10 day wait.
Stay tuned for another blog post later on today! Yep, 2 in one day!
Thank y'all for praying! Please continue to pray that we get a court date soon!
Football is just around the corner! You do not know how excited I am for this football season... both of them... yes, both of them.
But remember, I said two football seasons. Just as I am going to introduce him to the football I love, I am going to teach him about the football that his people love too. That's that European version... soccer. Admittedly, I do not know a lot about soccer. I took Big G to the Women's World Cup Final in Frankfurt, but that is the extent of my soccer experience. I do know that his city has a soccer team that has a pretty storied past, and that is something I want him to know about.
For those of ya'll who have never been to Europe, the one thing you must know is that they take their soccer seriously. It is a mix of SEC fandom meets WWE ring side seats! To them, the love of their local team... win or lose... is lifeblood for the cities. The people seem more up beat when their team is winning, and unfortunately, more upset when they are in a slump. They have huge rivalry games between clubs, but unfortunately, they are like some Raiders fans and like to beat people up after the games... er, matches. They have hooligans, even for the smaller city games. In fact, 1F.C.K, the local team in Kaiserslautern, Germany, set up a family friendly section, so families can go enjoy the games without the hooligan issues... I've heard they do a good job of keeping the troublemakers away from this section, so that's kind of cool. I remember when I was in Poland last year on TDY, walking back from a restaurant when the soccer fans overtook the town square after winning a big match. There were reports of fights and busted beer bottles all over the place... sounds like the parking lot outside Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee, on a Saturday evening after a loss to Alabama!
I have some learning to do about this whole soccer thing, but it will be fun learning it with my son!
See ya'll tomorrow!