Monday, March 13, 2017
A Father and Son Project
The weekend was pretty quiet. We had one trip down into Tegucigalpa on Saturday to meet with our lawyer to work through some financial details, take care of some paperwork, and to get copies of a number of documents so we can travel with the children up to the coast for a week at the beach. We have enjoyed spending a lot of time around the house, getting to know one another and learn how to communicate. I think we are forming our own "Crossgrove Spanglish". We have spent a lot of time playing, we have had school every day, and today we had our own time of church. We read through the story of Daniel and Goliath, sang some songs together (they were taught many Christian songs at the home where they had lived), and then we prayed together. Although there has been a lot of laughter and smiles and of course some ice cream...we have had some melt downs from each of the children...I even had a melt down the other evening as we were working through some of the details with the adoption...Pray for Alicia as she deals with all of our meltdowns. Actually, we are learning that Alia's meltdowns are the stiff-body-tantrums, and Ashton's are the go-away-and-sulk. The language barrier makes it harder to work through these times, but we are learning how to work through these times with them. If you are wondering, my meltdown results in a lot of complaining. I really have to work on that. Here are a few pictures from the weekend.