Join Angela, Axel, Abel and Asher as they welcome their new sibling home.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

First Night Home

The night before I left Belgrade, I told Dean that if we weren't too exhausted when we arrived home, I wanted to go to Perkins for french toast and SYRUP. (breakfast food is my favorite. LOL)

Well, we were pretty wound up when getting off the plane, AND starving since we hadn't eaten much of anything since 9:00 that morning and it was now 4:30 by the time we got our suitcase.

So here we were, at perkins, having our first family meal together! What a wonderful feeling that was.

Mmm Chocolate milk!

Can't forget the big sister!

Since everyone was exhausted we decided to leave the meeting of the dogs for tomorrow so Dean had them all put kenneled in the basement. There was still much barking and howling when they heard ME home though, especially Roman, my little velcro dog. LOL

Upon arriving home, the fist thing on Angela's agenda was to show Axel his room. I had brought pictures of his room on the talking photo album, and the phrase, "This is my bed" in Serbian. When he first walked into his room and saw his bed, he got a HUGE grin on his face!!! "Bed!" he signed, and climbed right on.

PURE GLEE ON HIS FACE. He crosses his arms when he's trying to contain his excitement. LOL

Then he invited Papa to lay on the bed with him

And Angela too

It was bedtime, and Axel and I were exhausted. Dean gave Axel a bath, and Angela took a shower, and we all crawled in to Mama and Papa's bed for awhile. With everyone relaxed Axel was falling asleep so it was time for his bed. He laid down and was sound asleep in minutes.

It's GREAT to have you home Axel!


  1. love those smiles, Axel's and Angela's

  2. oh leah, that is the best coming home story ever! I am so happy for your family..... axel is one lucky little dude!!!

  3. ohhhhhhh crying this morning. Weeping for joy for the homecoming. It started when i saw him cross his arms...molly does that too, when she is just SO HAPPY she can't stand it!!

    Congratulations on your hard work, long journey, and the best damned Christmas present I've seen this year.

    Give them both a hug from their 'aunty e', and I CAN'T WAIT to see them BOTH!

    off to go wash my face before the sarge thinks he married a lunetic!

  4. Awwww so neat! Welcome home you guys! :)