Saturday, January 23, 2010

More video

I was writing a message to Judah and Levi the other day in honor of their first birthdays and it struck me that our boys have grown and done so much in the two short months that we have had them in our lives. We decided to wait to throw them a birthday party until Feb. or March because December and January have been so incredibly crazy, however, I couldn't resist making them a birthday cake (even though they couldn't understand what it was for). Enjoy the video, but here is the run-down of all the ways they are changing...
  • Both boys have learned to drink out of a sippy cup
  • They are feeding themselves goldfish crackers and Cheerios
  • Judah has taken a few steps independently every day since the 19th of January
  • Levi is standing up on his own
  • Judah had no teeth when we met him and now he has 5 with a few more on the way!!!
  • Both boys enjoy a variety of foods and Levi eats everything like a champ even though he has no teeth
  • The boys will sit on my lap and let me read them a book and they are learning to play with all kinds of toys- they are really SOOOOOOO smart!!!
  • They are learning to play with each other:) I think it has finally hit them that they have the same person in their room every morning when they wake up! They chase each other around the house laughing and fight over toys whenever either of them finds something interesting! Levi has also been known to tackle Judah on occasion and I can't help but laugh- it's kinda cute:)
  • Judah has had one round of medicine to treat his giardia- we'll find out in a week if it worked (Levi seems to have escaped without the pesky bug)
  • Levi came home with an ear infection and also has undergone treatment
  • Other than those two minor issues, no health problems to report (except for runny noses)- we will find out the result of their full medical tests from our family Dr. in a week or so
That's all for now! We are so excited for all the families in Rwanda picking up the new members of their families!!!
Sending Love,
The Dorband 4


  1. Brian's first comment on the video was "oh, he's walking!!!!" (He was very excited!) And then "Oh yeah, there's Levi!" Levi is Uncle Brian's bud!
    So cute!!! Love it!

  2. So sweet! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Just watched the video with Elsa to show her her old friends and roommates! Love the updates......hope all is well. xoxo

  4. love them and you so much!! I could just kiss them all day!

  5. What a blessing each day is. You are doing a great job!

  6. it's been 2 days since I've seen them... what am i going to do until Sunday?? I think I'm addicted to them... HA!

  7. i could watch them in their booster seats all day long--how ADORABLE!