As far as Andrew's personality it is flying off the charts. This kids demands an audience no matter where we go. He is ultimately the most popular fan at Alisha's volleyball games. Everyone from the teenagers to the grandparents know this kid by name. He blows kisses to the volleyball girls. He gives "the rock" to the teenage boys, and he shares hugs with the parents and grandparents. He is so funny! I would worry that he is to friendly, like I use to, but Andrew's new thing is telling absolutley everyone he meets that I'm his mommy, Cain is his daddy, and that Megan is his Megan, and Alisha is his Alisha. He wants everyone to know who he belongs to. We recently had our social worker here for our post adoption visit, and she said that if he is saying that, then he has bonded very well. That makes me feel so good.
Andrew sleeps through the nights, and he takes about 2 hours naps. He eats just about anything I give him for meals, and he loves his snacks. He is pretty much potty trained, aside of the accidents here and there. Some days he is just lazy. He is wearing big boy underwear, and he even wears them to bed and he hasn't had an accident at night yet. So for being 2 1/2 I can't complain about that. Andrew is jumping, running, and climbing on everything. He still loves his cars, but his new obsession is a firetruck and firemen. Everyday he talks about a fireman.
Andrew is the most loveable little boy I have ever met. He fills my love tank everyday, and I hope I do the same for him. I try to imagine my life without him and I just can't. I hardly remember life without him. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't look at him in amazment on how he came into my life, and I try to thank God everyday for him. There were so many things that could of been obstacles for our adoption, but God managed to just take care of every detail before it was a problem. I would love to share all of that but it would be a few post in itself. All in all Andrew is doing great, and he exceeds any of my expectations of him.
So today we found this little work bench at a resale store for .50 cents. Andrew loves it, and of course I had to turn it into a photo session. I'm always working on my photography, and I thought it captured him in his play. He does do well on playing on his own, as you can see in these pictures. He loves to build. Now he can bang on this work bench instead of on my coffee table.