Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Catching up

(I moved this over from our site. Our blog actually started in June 2005.)

I'm sorry it's been so long.

Since the last update, we have moved to Kovrov. Jaan had a hard time the first few days here, but now he's adjusted to his new home and very happy here. He loves all the attention he gets when people come over to help us unpack. They hold him, so that we can work, and he's very pleased with that arrangement.

Jaan is getting very big. He turned five months old on our third anniversary, and celebrated with his friends, Katya and Alyona. He smiles constantly, and recently started laughing. Laughs are still rare, but so sweet! He sucks his thumbs (both at once!) and has everyone thoroughly convinced that he should be teething soon. With all the drool and chewing, surely there's something coming?

He had his first adventure with food, not exactly how we would have liked it to be, but fun for him. We went to our first Bible study here. Jaan started fussing, so the ladies gave him the spoon from the sugar bowl to play with. He discovered that it had sugar crusted onto it, and started sucking on it like mad. When they took it away, he started crying, so they dipped it in black currant jam and gave it back! I didn't say anything, because I figured that tiny little bit wouldn't hurt him. I just wish I had had the camera. His face was completely covered in jam. Not much made it into his mouth, but he was so proud. Hopefully there won't be any more adventures like that for a while!

I hope to get some photos up soon, but no promises. We have figured out our internet connection and unpacked the scanner, but that's it.