We are doing well. The jet lag is TOUGH! I forgot how bad it is coming home! Dad and I are really struggling with it. Mom says she is feeling pretty adjusted. Gracie and Charlie have both been up fairly early (5 something). The little girls have been champs! They woke up at 8:30 yesterday morning and 7:30 this morning (but I think they would've maybe even slept longer if a certain someone hadn't woken them up!) We will get there! It is 9:15 though and I am already ready for a nap...
Our first day home yesterday was great! Charlie and Gracie both slept well! Charlie was in the portacrib in Mom and Dad's room, and Gracie was in her room. She loves her room. I was a little worried because it's so girly and she's so not girly, but she had the biggest smile when she saw it for the first time. It was so sweet. All 9 of us were home yesterday and it was such a good feeling. Charlie has really taken to his big brothers, especially Drew.
Our house is full of food, which we are so grateful for! We did end up going to On the Border yeseterday for lunch :) Hey- after almost 4 weeks without it, we were craving it! Grandma, Aunt Linda, and Uncle Peter met us there before they headed back to Atlanta. We had such a good lunch. I don't think Gracie and Charlie are huge fans of Mexican, though! Charlie didn't eat much, and Gracie picked a chicken sandwich and french fries.
I was so mad I didn't bring my camera to lunch... I didn't even think about it. Grandma had hers and took some really cute pictures of everyone, so eventually I will share those when Grandma gets them to me :)
Last night, Will was out with the girls and our neighbors were outside. Gracie had a BLAST with them! She is amazing at hula hooping and jumping rope! They have a ping pong table and we learned that she is really good at ping pong, too. It was so fun watching her play ping pong, as in her camp interview, that was listed as being her favorite activity! She had so much fun with our neighbors (twin girls who are 8 and boy who is 10) and one of the girls even said, "even though she speaks Chinese and we speak English, we can still have SO much fun playing together!"
So anyway, we are doing well. I am amazed at how well Gracie and Charlie are doing with it all. Everything about this is so different from anything they ever have known... they love their new house!! We thought Charlie would be into EVERYTHING and we would be having to baby proof a bit, but he actually has been really good and hardly into anything he shouldn't be in to :) He is such a good boy! (Joy and Dana, that's for you)
Thanks for all of the prayers!!