Early Saturday morning looking at the plane that would take us from Sofia to Munich.
Last few steps on Bulgarian soil. He loved pulling the carry-on..... mostly because the handle had a button you pressed to make it go up and down!! :) --Can't even begin to tell you how many times it went up and down during our journey!
On the first flight! He was VERY excited to be finally riding in an airplane.
Our last view of Sofia that I managed to catch in between times of Teddy raising and lowering the window shade!
During our long layover in Charlotte --- He wasn't too sure of a chair that rocked!!
We had a welcoming party at the airport, and I hope that my mom and sister were taking pictures because I could hardly focus my own eyes, much less try to get a camera to focus!! Ha! I'll try to get their pictures off their cameras and post some later.Teddy was so glad to see the kids (Dan and I were, too, of course!). As we landed at each of the first 2 airports, Teddy had asked if the kids would be there. When we finally got to the Montgomery airport, he was very excited that this was the ONE!
We got our luggage and finally headed home. Teddy had not been air sick at all, and since the drive home is only an hour and not terribly curvy, I had hoped that he wouldn't get car sick. Oh well -- 15 minutes from home, he lost his supper. I had just asked him how he was feeling and tried to give him a bag, and he wouldn't take it. Within 2 minutes.... yuck. We got him home, stripped him down in the garage, and headed him straight for the shower. I was washing out his clothes in the laundry room and wasn't anywhere around when Dan was putting the kids to bed, so I missed getting a picture of his first night in the bunk bed with Justin. Sarah slept on the floor of their room on a mattress so that she could wake up if he got during in the night. (Praise the Lord for older kids who help out mom and dad when we're too tired to think straight!!) We didn't want him to get up and wander and end up falling down the stairs! She said he sat up once during the night, but when she talked to him, he lay back down and went back to sleep. Hopefully he will sleep as well tonight!!
Today Dan, Teddy and I stayed home from church. We had all been up in time to go, but Dan and I were too brain dead, and Teddy would probably have been too over-stimulated! He's played really well with the kids this afternoon, he loves the swing, likes Jessie (our dog) a lot, and has done pretty well with staying out of things that he shouldn't play with.
His first home-made ice cream! Tomorrow is my dad's birthday, and we celebrated today! Teddy liked it a lot!
This was a fun toy -- You guessed it.... it has a button inside that you press to make it oink!! :)
Our 3 youngest having fun on the back porch!
Jessie is very patient with him. I wasn't outside when he first started playing with her, but Dan said that Teddy pinched her nose, played with her feet, and pulled her toe-nails! Again-- everything is so new and interesting!
We've decided that the best way to describe him right now is a 2 and 1/2 to 3 year old kid in a seven year old-sized body who happens to be 9!!! I was surprised to see that he is only a little bit taller than Leslie (who is 6). Leslie and Justin both have grown during the summer, and Teddy must have pretty much stayed the same since our first trip, because in April, he was measuring right in the middle of them in height. I'm sure that with time, he'll mature socially and mentally, and will get stronger and grow taller physically. It will be so wonderful to see it all take place!