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

Monday, March 11, 2013

"Soon Shoes"

Pretty soon the feet of a little boy will be filling these shoes!

B is just a little guy, but so were Axel and Asher when they came. Well, who are we kidding? Asher is still a little one! Here's how the boys measured then and now:

Axel: Arrival: 10 yrs 4 months, 45 inches and 43 lbs......Current: 12 yrs 7 mo, 70 lb, 54 inches
Asher: Arrival: 7 yrs 1 month - 29 inches and 32 lbs.......Current: 8 yrs 4 mo, 43 inches and 48 lbs
B: current measurements sent to us are 45 inches and 46 lbs. 

Can you believe that Axel came home a little over 2 years ago wearing a size 5 (what Asher is wearing now)  and he's now wearing 10's??? That is crazy to me. Do you know what that means? It means between Axel and Asher I have lots of boy clothes here. I have every size from 3t to 10-12's! I don't think I'll have a problem outfitting our little guy. Still, I had to get him a couple of new things. He is DESERVING of some things that have never, ever, ever been worn by another child before. 

In just a few weeks, the day will come when he will be stripped of his orphanage clothes, and I will get to dress him for the very first time. He will not wear pink. He will not wear tights. He will be dressed like the tween boy he is.

Needless to say, we're getting pretty excited around here.  When I got the shoes I asked Axel, "Who will wear these?" He signed Angela. I showed him they were much too small for Angela's feet. He signed Asher. (they're only 1 size bigger than Asher's shoes.) I told him good guess, but Asher already has new shoes. Axel looked puzzled. I took out the picture of B and put it next to the shoes and explained that he would be wearing these shoes. "Soon Axel. Soon your new brother will be here. He will come home on the airplane with Mama and will be wearing these shoes."

Axel was chattering in Axelese and quite animated after that. He showed the shoes to Dean and told him "New boy, soon shoes. Airplane!" 

Preparations are coming along. We bought a bed on craigslist and hope to get it painted and set up in the boys' room this weekend. Taking many things into consideration, we've been trying to decide on the best sleeping arrangements. I think we finally have it figured out. That is, at least until we get to know B, his fear, and any problems we might not know about. 

25 days. Just 25 days until we fly!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so excited for you guys. That has to be exciting to get your stuff together for him and how fun it will be to see his face and the realization that those things are HIS. I'm glad you met your final fundraising efforts too and I'm proud to be a small part of that for you!