But usually photos of L turn out like this:
I would have been in big trouble during the olden/film-canister days. Digital cameras sure make it easier to get decent kid/pet shots.
We are almost at our six months home milestone, and it has been more than six months since we became parents in China. Hard to believe.
Things continue to continue. We are in a good rhythm and L seems generally pretty happy and easygoing. He has significant hearing loss due to past infections, which was upsetting for sure; however, it doesn't look like it's permanent loss so we may be able to find some solutions in the near future, which will include hearing aids and surgery. I'm hoping this helps his speech--while he is picking up English quickly, he is darned difficult to understand. And at the same time, having our little guy under general anasthesia is just terrifying. So we'll see what happens.
L is officially signed up for preschool in the fall! I'm so excited, as I think he'll enjoy it, get a lot out of it and will love the social scene. It's only 2 mornings a week so we will still have lots of time together. We are currently attending a Mommy 'n Me version of the class one morning a week, which has been great. Same classroom, same teachers, same general setup as what he'll experience in the fall, but he gets to figure it all out with me right there. I think (hope) it will help with the transition in September. His current obsessions are the space shuttle and trains and his classroom has pretty nice versions of both,so that's been a huge hit. He has little to no interest in arts and crafts, but loves the sensory table, playing outside, trains, cars, books, and puzzles. It's a little shocking to us, who have a theater, film and art degree between us. But he's his own person for sure, and is blazing his own trail.
Other than that, nothing much new round these parts. L continues to be smart, silly, hilarious and engaging. We can't imagine our lives without him.