I had good intentions. I was going to blog while in Korea and keep everyone updated. But, I did not. I’m a big liar–sorry.
Our trip was good and a bit of a whirlwind. We enjoyed some sight seeing, new food and the first days as a family of 5. As you can imagine, we had a scared little girl, but she was trying hard to be brave. The boys were such a big help. They were able to play with her and make her feel more comfortable. The flight back was good, with a few meltdowns along the way, but nothing some shrimp crackers couldn’t fix!
We are doing really well. Julianna is finding her place in the family and the boys are loving her. Everyone knows that Jacob needs routine and people have asked how he is doing. He did great on the trip and is excited about having his sister home. It can be a little trying for him since she’s loud when he’s talking to us and he hates being interrupted! She’s still getting over jet lag, so our schedule is a little off still. He’s learning to be a big bro and he’s doing a great job. But overall, it’s just a matter of everyone getting used to everyone. Caleb loves playing with her and is a great big brother, which we already knew.
More about Julianna…..
She is stubborn and funny, smart and a major copycat. She mimics us like crazy and it’s hilarious. She sticks her bottom lip out when she’s acting like Sean and Caleb and makes dramatic faces when she’s acting like me. She’s adjusting well, sleeps well, eats well and is picking up English like a pro. Overall, she’s a pretty typical 3 year old, which means, I’m tired! We’ve had the normal behaviors that come with being brought into a new family that doesn’t speak your language, that looks and smells different, etc. After the first few days with us, she settled in a lot better and seems more comfortable. We see her personality come out more every day and she’s a little firecracker. She LOVES her stroller and her baby doll stroller. She pushes them around all day and thinks it’s hilarious when she sits in hers and tries to walk herself around in it. She loves to laugh and be silly, loves to fall down and roll around on the floor and she has the art of fake crying down pat!
So there ya go. Thanks for all of the prayers and sweet words during this crazy long process. Thank you for all of the gifts and cards and balloons and the “welcome home” well wishes! She is home and we couldn’t be happier!