Almost 1 month home and we have been a busy busy family of 5. I feel so fortunate that Jacob loves to go out. He has been to a marriage conference, a women's retreat, birthday party, grocery, Chuckee Cheese, church, CBS, etc - he loves going. Which our family is always on the go - so he fits us so so well.
Yesterday was a huge milestone for him - he began giving me kisses and hugs freely and told me he loved me in Korean. He loves, loves, loves his bed (and sleeps through the night-huge blessing)!!! He had his first hair cut by Daddy last night - went very very well (he stood very still and let Daddy give him a great hair cut - check it out)!
His new hair cut - he loves it!
I know that the first birthday is huge in Korea (a Dohl). As far as we know he didn't get to celebrate a traditional Dohl (with all the items laid out for him to select what his future might be) and we are going to have him a little one in a few weeks with just some really really close friends. Yes, he is alittle over 2 now, but we didn't get to celebrate his 2nd birthday with him either (so this will be his birthday celebration/Dohl).
I also have very sweet sister-in-laws who are putting together a welcome home Jacob party in November for both sides of our family and friends. It will be a way for us to share our adoption journey with them and to meet Jacob. I love the fact that there will be no gifts but instead food for a local food bank in that area. We are planning on doing something like it here at home very soon for all our family and friends who helped bring Jacob home here in the 'Boro (hopefully an 80s party). I could go on and on about the support and love from our church family (it has been truly amazing and moving to see the body work as it should). We have had yummy meals that are still coming ever since we came home (which has been awesome and so so helpful) and my husband has been amazing helping me when he comes home after a long day at work (we tag team and get everyone in bed by 8:30 so we can have a mini date night at home almost every evening).
Life as 5 has only been more laundry and more planning when going out (like I had all 3 at the grocery the other day - a little crazy, but so doable). It hasn't really slowed us down. We love our family and feel complete as 5! Thank goodness the Lord saw to add Jacob to our crazy family. He is such a blessing to us all - we love him so so much!!!
Below are some recent photos and video (enjoy)!!!
Sleeping in his bed in his room with his big brother Mason
Being silly with Rebekah
Mommy playing with the kids with Lincoln Logs
Mason and Jacob working on a tower
Rebekah and Jacob working on spelling
Daddy being silly with Jacob
3 baths ready for bed watching some last minute TV with Daddy