Thursday, October 27, 2011

US Citizenship Certificate

Andrei actually has been a US citizen since we arrived in the states on September 9, but the official certificate arrived a few days ago. Strike a pose, buddy!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Over A Month Home and GLASSES!

Hello, adoption blog world! Sorry to be absent for so long. Life with three boys keeps us on the go. The Fritsche family is doing extraordinarily well since becoming a family of five. Andrei continues to progress with attachment to his new parents and siblings. He looks to his Mama for comfort and provision, to his Papa for silliness and laughter, and to his brothers for mischief. Actually, he is a wonderful addition to our family and is making strides with attachment, language, eating and more. We couldn't be happier!

Clarion's maternity leave ended last week, so this past Monday morning it was back to the classroom for her. The mother of one of her students watches Andrei four days a week, along with her own 7-month-old little one. So far this has gone very well. Andrei cries when his Mama says goodbye in the morning and is very happy to see her and be back in her arms in the afternoon. This has really been positive so far!

On Monday, Slav, Andrei and I went down to their pediatric eye doctor's office in St. Louis to pick up glasses for both boys. Clarion selected green frames for Andrei. So far so good. He tends to keep them on his face most of the time. However, if he's in his room playing and we have our eyes off of him for a few minutes, the glasses will suddenly be around his neck. It will definitely take some getting used to, but we're thankful he's not fighting them tooth and nail, ripping them off his face or anything like that.

I suppose that's pretty much it for now, except for one more thing. Happy birthday to my dear wife, Clarion!!! I hope your day is as special as you are to all of your boys, me included!

God bless you all!!!