Things that are new to Stanley (in no particular order):
-air hand dryers in the bathroom
-playing in the bathtub (bubbles are a hit!)
-jackets (not a lot of jackets necessary in Haiti)
-putting your own ornaments on your Christmas tree
-decorating gingerbread houses
-writing your name in erasable marker
-snacking (we’re big snackers in our house, much to Stanley’s delight)
-driving around in a car
-petting cats (he and Olive are getting along very well)
-playing doctor at Children’s Hospital when your sister has a suspected case of pink eye
-being told to not open the car door while your mom is driving 🤦🏼♀️
-keeping your seatbelt on while driving (fortunately did not happen the same day as opening the car door)
-going to school to pick up your brother and sister
-sunglasses and headphones
-playing at the playground
-visits with Tonton Nwèl, aka Santa Claus
-opening the front door to let Olive in and out
-turning light switches on and off
-going for walks in onesies with your brother and sister
-and then going to bed in that onesie
And he’s been home less than three weeks!!! I think 2020 is going to be an exciting year.
Amazing !!! So happy for and I your family!!! You guys are so cute all the best for 2020 ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Thanks Monica!!! ❤️
Wow yes Stanley has many things to explore and master but in very confident he won’t be doing all those things by himself. It all sound over whelming for him now but by next Christmas he’ll have all those things mastered even school..
Does he speak English Amy? That might sound like a silly comment but I really don’t know what language Haitians speak.
It’s so wonderful that you have him home and it will always be a special Christmas for all of you.
Love, Jack and Bella
Not a word of English! He speaks Creole. Some of the words are similar to French so Lucy and Sam are helping us out a ton!
Really loving your posts Amy!
Thanks Jen! 😍