|Waiting for candy at the 4th of July parade|
In one way yesterday felt a little like "sink or swim." On the other hand we got two calls yesterday to make sure that all was going smoothly, one for us from the local Kidsave coordinator and one for Kevin from his chaperone.
Kevin has been pretty quiet so far which we are told is typical. He is polite says "Thank you" for every meal and my oldest has started to thank me at every meal too! Bonus!
I had picked up a few Spanish books for him, and yesterday he started reading The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. It was as if he went to another world. He didn't hear anything that was going on around him. I loved watching him devour that book! I am not sure if he loves the book or if he loves hearing his language even if it is just in his mind, but I may have to find Prince Caspian in Spanish soon!
We had a big language break through last night. My husband speaks no Spanish and was coaching him to use Google translate on the ipad. Kevin was very hesitant to try it, but Jordan kept pressing. Finally Jordan asked him what he wanted to do, and Kevin typed "Tocar el piano usted" "Play piano with you." My husband is a very talented musician. (I like to joke that the only two things he loved before me was his mom and his piano!) Jordan doesn't think that Kevin reads music but just likes to play by ear. It was a very sweet moment!
Tomorrow is our first Kidsave event. We will be painting pottery with the other Summer Miracles Kids and families who are interested in opening their hearts and homes to these kids and giving them a forever family. I can't wait!
*If you would like to view pictures that include faces or see what the other Summer Miracles kids are doing be sure to go to the Kidsave website and apply to meet the kiddos!