Sunday, November 17, 2013

We Have Benjamin (Xiao Han) AND . . .

We skyped!


He is beautiful, funny, talkative and happy!
No tears, so far!


I was so thrilled to hear the Skype bell ringing!
I met my little boy first and right away he said
"I love you Momma"!
Ya, I know...
 he doesn't even know me yet BUT 
he already has my heart!
And he obviously is a smart and charming little boy!



Then we had the big boys- Billy and Johnny say hello to their new little brother!


And then...
the word spread!

He looked at everyone and said in Chinese-
"That's a lot of people!"


He knows some English!
I love you Momma!
Good Morning!
Good Afternoon!
Good Evening!
His ABC's 
and counting to 6!


He talked to the children
BUT
at that very moment they forgot 
ALL OF THEIR CHINESE!
(We should have practiced!
We will be practicing!)

We said
"Children ask him how old he is!"
and
in English
sweet Mia said,
"How old are you?"
Gotta love it!
We meant in
Chinese, honey!


Feeling very blessed and my heart is at peace!
We have one of our boys!
YAY GOD!
It's a good feeling!

Looks like he has some new front teeth!
Soooo cute!


He is active, busy and full of happy energy!
I think he is going to be a perfect fit for our family!
Can you imagine all of our boys together!
What a happy and fun thought!


He started to sing a song in Chinese and all of the children joined in and sang it with him!
It was so cute!


He is trying to teach Mark some Chinese!
Mark actually learned a few phrases before leaving for China!

Amazed that Skype is working!
So thankful!
They are visiting the orphanage on Thursday!


30 comments:

Sally-Girl! said...

He is so darn cute!!!! He was waiting all this time just to be in your family all along!!! Praising God!!!

julie said...

Congratulations!! I thought I would check your blog one last time before heading to bed...so glad I did!! He is adorable!!

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

COngratulations! So exciting! God is good!

Hanna said...

So cute!

Emily said...

Congratulations! He is ADORABLE!!!!!

Pam

Serena said...

He is so adorable! Congratulations.

ChouchouPoussin said...

Congrats, very happy for you !
he is a cute little boy who will discover a fantastic life with you.

kiss from France
Severine

godhasnoproblems.com said...

Oh my goodness he is adorable!

And love that picture with Billy smiling at one of the girls as they're skyping. It looks like your big kids are just as excited as you :-)

The guys will have to teach him to count beyond six on the trip so he can count all his siblings! (Love his reaction when he saw them all - I giggled at that!)

So sweet that he's mastered "I love you" - and very fun to think about how far Mia has come with you guys and her even asking in English not Chinese. God is so good!

That picture of him 'conducting' the song is definitely a keeper!

Oh are you going to have some good stories (and the guys during their time there, too! Ha!) once you get your new additions home!

Praying for you all!

Heather S said...

Congratulations!

adoptionsgladje said...

Congratulations to all of you! Finaly this beautiful boy is where he belongs!

Vicky said...

What a cutie pie! He looks like he will fit right in! I can't wait to see all the boys together! Congratulations!

Shay Ankerich said...

He is precious!!! So happy for you all. Look forward to getting back there again!!! Blessings and love!!!

Janet and Kevin said...

so happy!! Love the happy smiles on your hubby and older son's faces as well!

hugs,
janet and gang

Penny said...

So thrilling! Congratulations! He is super cute too.

Lori said...

Hooray! What a gun little guy! So glad you were able to Skype...that sure makes them not seem a half a world away, doesn't it?!

Emily said...

What an awesome way to start my morning...seeing these photos! I went to sleep last night wondering if they had gotten him yet. =)

Stephanie M said...

Jean, Everything about this post took my breath away! This is so exciting!! It is so neat to see your Skype experience through the photos, and to see all the children crowded around the computer made me cry. We are so happy for you all. We have been praying for this day for you. Congratulations!
Stephanie

Kelly Marriott said...

Your husband is absolutely beaming in every picture! Such love! Congratulations!

lizzielou said...

Oh congrats!!!! This is just the best! He is SO adorable!

Joy Altman said...

Yaaaay!! How exciting! Looks like he's doing great. :)

aunt jackie said...

YEA SKYPE !!! .. both daddy and son are SMILING !!! ..thank you Lord for the precious little fellow .. and continuing to pray for you stilling waiting little one ... blessings from florida ..aunt Jackie oxo

Rebecca said...

Happy tears for you! What a great pick-me-up to my dreary day!!! Love love love it!!!

Sarah said...

Yah!!!!!! I am so happy for you!!!!!!

McChesney Family said...

Precious ! He is a cute little guy !!
We loved skyping when we go to collect our new blessings.
Congrats on your new blessing

Nancy said...

Yay! I squealed with happiness when I read your post! So very happy for you, the family and most especially for him - he seems like an outgoing, fearless boy who will bring so much to your family! Woooohoooo!

Ragena said...

Happy Happy Tears! So exciting to see that fabulous personality shine! He is just precious!! Prayers & blessings on the remainder of the journey

Susan A said...

awesome :) can't wait for him to join your tribe! :D

by the way, you can do a "print screen" to make your computer take a photo snap of Skype itself so it will come out much smoother if you like.

I'm not sure if you are using windows or Mac, if windows, there is a keyboard button called "print screen" on top right of your keyboard. after you press on it, then u can go to paint and Ctrl-v to paste it....

if u r using a Mac, here are instructions that I copied off the internet:

Command+Shift+3: takes a screenshot of the full screen (or screens if multiple monitors), and save it as a file to the desktop
Command+Shift+4: brings up a selection box so you can specify an area to take a screenshot of, then save it as a file to the desktop
Command+Shift+4, then spacebar, then click a window: takes a screenshot of a window only and saves it as a file to the desktop

thought I would share in case you may find it easier.

love your family :)

Sue said...

So Awesome that you have him. Glad that skype worked for everyone. Nice he knows some English that will help. Looks like the boys are doing good.

Judy Deaton said...

So exciting to be following your journey with you!!! I LOVE the in country, gotcha day stories. They all vary, but each is such a life changing moment. He is just darling, and I love how excited everyone is!! God Bless each of you!

Megan said...

How exciting! Great to see Ben's beautiful face right there next to Jim's!
He looks like a happy, lively little boy!