We have now been home for three weeks and again I will say what a difference a little bit of time makes. We have chosen to give Seth time to adjust and only insist on a couple of things first off. He eats dinner with us every night and goes to church to which he has been doing faithfully. He continues to see his English tutor three times a week for a couple hours each day and is making huge strides thanks to his great teacher :) One of things his tutor has required of him as part of his homework is interacting with his siblings. This past Friday evening, with alot of coaxing Seth went outside and played basketball with Samantha and Riley. Since then he has been out playing with them three times. He also played his guitar for his tutor and me. All I can say is WOW!! He is so talented and now is starting to learn piano. He told me the piano is his favorite instrument so I guess we will be keeping our eyes open for one.
We can see him starting to relax and make an effort to be a part of the family even if it is only for a little bit each day, but it is more and more each day.
On Monday, Seth will be going to school. He is going to observe for the next four days and hopefully make a few friends. In his class alone there are two other adopted boys...one from China and one from Mexico.
I must also say this Seth is an awesome basketball player as are Samantha and Riley.
Maylin is not a basketball player, but she loves to draw and paint :)
We also went to see grandma and grandpa last night and Jayden got his first tractor. After we came home when it was dinnertime, he made sure that tractor was right next to him while he ate his spaghetti.