Sunday, April 5, 2009

Bryce Week 3

When you arrive home you just dont realize the work and amount of time it takes to transition back to what you think is normal life. We are enjoying each moment as a family of four and enjoy Julia and Bryce each day!

Some Bryce updates...

- I would say 90% of his Russian is already gone or not used when he talks.

- We did the CHOP visit with Dr. Friedman and team and they are so impressed with where he is physically and cognitively.

- When we pray at dinner he squeezes his eyes so hard to pray.

- Bryce can on his own sing "Jesus Loves Me"...We are going to try and post it this week.

- He loves to be outside and play. Cars, sticks, the bunnies etc. all fascinate him and we get to see this each day.

- We have been to church for three weeks now and he says on Sunday morning's...Bryce Church.

- He ate three hotdogs for dinner last night and was asking for more. We decided to give grapes instead.

- He is learning to be more gentle and say excuse me when he burps.

Needless to say this journey continues each day as we learn more about Bryce and this transition into our family. We used his Russian name one time and he looked at me and said No Vasia, Bryce! I guess that is a good thing.

We have a visit with our adoption case worker Wednesday night and we are looking forward to this time as we have been with her for 5 years during this journey. She has been a great help to us. We also have some important decisions to make in the next few weeks and we would love to ask you to be praying about these decisions.

Thanks for all of your support.

Billy for the family


  1. So glad to hear all is well and Bryce is transitioning easily. We are heading back to Kras next Tuesday to bring our Anna home (the one you took a picture of for us). We are so excited to finally be at this stage. If you have any additional Kras tips that you could pass along we would appreciate it.

  2. I miss the Dunn Family. I'm so glad to hear Bryce is doing so well. I'll definitely keep you all in my prayers.

    Say hello to my dear friend Julia.


  3. What exciting things are happening in your family! Congratulations, guys! We couldn't be happier for you. God is good!