Yesterday marked our one month anniversary of having the boys. I is amazing how life has changed for all of us. The boys are doing very well.
Yared's english is expanding EVERY day. He is amazing. The only down side is that his very first sentence was about Nati's poopy diaper. He is very confident talking on this subject and likes to talk about it at least 8 times a day. He goes through the whole family and talks about we have stinky poopy. I don't want to discourage his language but poop is not my favorite topic of conversation. He rarely throws fits now. He does pout a lot. If he thinks he is in trouble he will pout. He is a good kid so normally is only being told no when he might hurt someone. He also likes to think that he is Nati's third parent. I get told in English and Amharic what I am doing wrong. It is cute but the teacher in me has a hard time being told what to do by a 4 year old. He wants Nati to get whatever he wants. I know that the age of TWO is approaching and the last thing we want is Nati thinking he will get whatever he wants.
Nati has gained two pounds and is walking faster everyday. He is generally a very happy little guy who makes the whole family laugh. He loves Yared, except when Y wants to kiss him too much. If you do tell Nati the dreaded NO he can become a bear for quite awhile. He can hold a grudge like a junior high girl. He is calling me Mama and Ben Dada but then again the cats are also Mama and Dada as is bread, milk, toys, cars:).
I wanted to be all sophisticated and have these video clips edited but there is NO time in my life. We found the boys are in love with bicycles so we got them one each. There is a shot of Yared's excitement with that. There is also one of Y entertaining N. This often happens. Finally you will see how Yared overcame is fear of water. By the way, the way they wear their hats is all them. We have nothing to do with it.