So yeah, it's Father's Day and all, but I am in no way prepared to do a Father's Day post, so instead I'll do something thing quick and easy while I have a few precious blogging minutes to spare.
Alik is amazing. He is some sort of wonder-child. Seriously. One day I may share the depths of the doubts that Josh and I had about him in the first few weeks of knowing him. I'll just do a super quick wrap up and say that God is super good, because if this had been the "Jessica Show" and not the "God Revealing His Awesomeness Show", then Alik would probably be still sitting in an orphanage in Ukraine. Luckily, I am smart enought to know that I am super dumb when it comes to understanding God's ways. Anyway, for now I am going to tell a little of how he amazes me.
If I could describe Alik in one word, I would say "sponge". That guy absorbes e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. No kidding. He english is amazing too. Here are some phrases he has picked up completely on his own:
-I know, baby.
-I'm sorry, baby.
-I love you.
-Sit down at the table.
-Stop it, Kellen.
-Baby sleeping. Shhhhhush. Be Quiet.
-Put your shoes on.
-Wash your hair.
The kiddo is an English machine. There are many other single words that he knows. I would list them, but you would honestly get bored reading the list of all the words that he can say. And then if I were to add to it all the words/phrases that he understands, then that would be pretty much neverending. He awesome, and not just because of the language thing. He is just pretty much awesome in general. On a funny note, I don't know if I have shared or not that Alik is a major thumb sucker. I haven't had to deal with this before, since all my bio kiddos took pacifiers, as opposed to sucking their thumb. Anyway, Josh and I didn't want to break the habit right off the bat, since it is probably a major comfort to him and he has had so many life changes, as of late. But lately, we have been gently trying to get him out of the thumb-sucking habit. About a week ago, Alik and Ray made up a song that they will chant at any time of day, if Alik accidentally puts his thumbs in his mouth. It's hilarious. I have to admit that I am one blessed mama. My kiddos are amazing.
Happy Father's Day to all you daddies out there!