We have been home a few days and are finally getting back on US time schedule
Cole did great on the plane ride home
He loved the personal movie screen, ate the food, and only slept the last 2 hours
We were exhausted when we arrived in Newark, NJ as it was 2am for us. Cole became a US citizen as we went through immigration
and he celebrated by eating - NOODLES
We had a 5 hour wait in NJ then a quick plane ride to Virginia, where we were welcomed home by some amazing friends - what a great surprise
Then it was home to bed - our precious son, in his bed, in his home - no words!!
The boys and Lily, and our extended family were still away on vacation. Cole got to meet them the next day. He was shy at first, but it didn't take long for him to be attached to his big brothers.
He had some fun getting to know his Papa
Amazing to finally be all together as a family
We are treasuring these days together, but are also very busy getting ready to leave next week for Lily's surgery. Cole is taking it all amazingly well. He has been school supply shopping, visits to the park, eaten Italian, Mexican and pizza (we have been very spoilt, by our church family that have provided meals all week). He cries at night when it is time for bed, and sometimes in the morning if he doesn't see us. It doesn't last long, and this seems to be his hardest time. At night, I think he just doesn't want to go to bed, in the morning I think he is scared we are not there. It is hard to know exactly as we can't ask him. We are so proud of him - he has had his whole world turned upside down, and we are so blessed by how loving and accepting he is of us. He is calling us by name, and learning his brothers, and sisters name. He is already repeating English words.
We feel so blessed and honored to be his parents, and to be his family.