We sent a care package for each child. Both received a hand-decorated pillow case from Madeline and hand-picked toys from Ben. We made photo books for each of them to show our family, home, dogs, and work. I loved sharing the pics of Madeline with her instruments and Ben on the basketball court.
The information below is a combination of AWAA's and Stephanie's reports.
I is a team player. He cooperates and interacts well with his peers. He is able to introduce himself in English and knows his basic English letter sounds. His teachers report that he is trying to read in English. I sustained a head injury two years ago, so we're monitoring his academic progress carefully with plans to provide the best support for him once he's in the US. He always puts forth a great effort.
I currently stands about 3 inches shorter than Ben and is just as slim. It looks like our boys will have a lot in common.
Our monthly report indicated that she shows good physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development. She is fit and enjoys physical activity. Having a healthy appetite, she stands 8 inches shorter than her brother, but only weighs 7 lbs less.
I is beginning to read English and wants to be a doctor when she grows up. She likes animals very much. It sounds like she'll have a great deal in common with her big sister.
I was stalking the mailbox every day for three weeks! The first question Osvaldo and the kids asked everyday after school/work was "Did I's artwork come today?" Well, it finally did, and it's a treasure. This proud momma is so glad to share a glimpse with you!
We think he's pretty darn good!