Big Night Out

I wanted to post about this past weekend earlier, but with the developments in Vietnam adoptions, I didn’t think I could just ignore that and talk about what we were up to.

We had a really nice weekend. There was a sheep-shearing festival that we went to and Ava had fun seeing all the animals (they had more than just sheep!). She is still talking about the sheep getting “haircuts”. Binhjamin hung out, literally, in the Baby Bjorn and was great the whole time we were there. He didn’t like the Bjorn when we first got him. I think he was too overwhelmed facing out and seeing all the new stuff.  Now he’s all good with it.

Sunday, we went out to a restaurant as a family for the first time. We went to an Applebee’s because that seemed pretty safe. If a meltdown ensued, we could easily get up and leave. Well, I am happy to report everything went very well. Kids were happy, sat in high chairs the whole time, and even ate. Hey, small victories..

In other developments, Binhjamin went to get his first photos taken the other day. He didn’t give a huge smile, but we got a couple of cute shots. Him being super adorable in the pictures wasn’t really the point. I wanted a 1 year picture, and we all know how cute he is anyway! This week, he began to “talk” on the phone. When he sees me answer the phone, he puts his hand up to his ear. Cute!! He picks up one of the many toy phones we have, along with a block or whatever is near, and put those up to his ear, too. I hope this doesn’t mean I spent too much time on the phone:) Binh also is doing a little signing. He signs “more” and “mama”. They aren’t perfect and I’m not sure he actually knows what the signs mean. Today he was in the tub and I said something about mama and he put his open palm up to his chin and hit it two times. So I didn’t even initiate that one. What a smartie.

Here’s the pic of us at our first dinner out.







3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Terri Anne
    May 03, 2008 @ 13:58:31

    What a nice family shot!!! Saying or signing ‘Mama’ is always a blessing!! Melts my heart everytime!!


  2. Carissa
    May 06, 2008 @ 21:51:36

    What a great family shot! Binh seems so smart 🙂


  3. Mommy
    May 07, 2008 @ 18:50:20

    Just took a minute to pull this up and immediately had to call their Aunt Shawnie and have her look. It’s a heart melting photo. Can’t wait to see all of you. MAMA


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