Friday, February 9, 2007


We have children. Have I mentioned that?

Well, I thought this forum would be a good place to bring you up to speed on who they are, what they do, how they do it, etc.

This is Cecilia. Or if you are meeting her for the first time, she might introduce herself as, with a slight Honduran accent "estephanie". (Stephanie is her favorite TV character from Lazy Town. If you have not seen it...well, it is best enjoyed watching children, let me just leave it at that)

Cecilia is getting ready to start her pre-k, kindergarten, preschool or whatever you want to use for translation, next week at a Christian Church school that is near our clinic.

Cost for schooling there is much cheaper than the big and pretty schools, and since this is just getting a taste for education, we figured this buys us a year before we have to get serious about homeschooling. Yikes.

Cecilia likes anything pink, anything with princesses on it, in it, or made of real princesses, enjoys playing games on the computer (and figuring out how in less than two keystrokes to get the computer to restart, a task I have yet to master), visiting with friends, and really enjoys working as an assistant in the clinic whenever allowed to do so. She is an incredible actress (just ask those that come in groups when she goes trolling for candy) which brings good and bad things to the table, speaking of which she has had some restraint issues with drawing on it. Did I mention she likes to draw? Above all she likes to watch TV and ask when we will eat again. I wonder where she gets that from?

This is Soren. No, he is not blind. Somehow, using his mutant powers, he can see through rock and concrete by using his blocks.

And, being a mutant, he has to have his blocks with him at all times, a tower of course, as he could be called upon to fight for justice, truth, and Cecilia at any time.

He does well at learning the ways of the force, most importantly making the swoosh sound of a light saber, and then trying to bash everything in sight.

He also likes TV and any opportunity.

And he does it all without speaking any one particular language. Oh sure, he has his own words and some sort of grammar, but for the rest of us, it just makes for interesting babble. He does very well with ASL (American Sign Language), and uses many signs, but he is not really worried about actual conversation using his mouth. In fact, he does not normally worry about much of anything.

There you have it. Did I miss anything? Feel free to let me know, I can always revise this. Otherwise, this is your update for the year on the kiddos.

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