Here are some fun and funny things about the kids. Lucy has taken 4 baths in 2 days. She loves the water and sprays herself in the face with the hose and laughs... and I had worried they'd hate the bath. Jude also enjoys it but doesn't ask for more than one a day. His favorite thing to do though is wash his hands, over and over and over... again and again. We've named the game soapy sink. They are calling us by name. Lucy says mommy and daddy, and Jude says mama and baba. We have random dance parties and the kids love our iphones. They will hold them to their ear and listen to music and dance, so cute! (unfortunately the charger is temporarily MIA... this could get ugly)
I'm pretty sure Lucy has learned more English in 2 days than I learned of Spanish in 2 years. They are so bright and beautiful. God is working in their lives and bringing healing. It is an incredible experience to see them learn and begin to trust us. I don't know if she knows what it means yet or if she's repeating it because I've said it 3000 times... but Lucy will whisper "I lub ywo" in my ear. Jude is fascinated with his daddy's beard and hair. He rubs his hands and his face against it and has the most infectious giggle.
We haven't been able to take many pictures, which makes me sad... but this is because the kids see the camera and want to take it and then they fight over it. I'm thinking I need to get them their own little cheap digital cameras.
Now the we've heard "full and final" I can post pictures! These are from the first trip.
More to come, but with this spotty internet it takes five minutes to load one photo.