So we are once again settling into a new life. This time it seems to be going pretty easy.
I see a big difference between Silas and Zoe's first days with us. I considered Zoe to be pretty easy too, but with Silas having been in foster care, there is once again a HUGE difference. He knows what it is to be disciplined, and he responds well and holds no grudges. He knows what the purpose of a mother and father are... and our roles seem to be very similar to what he was used to... Dad is the fun, playful one, and Mom takes care of things around the house.
He loves exploring and trying new things. Like the swings, which we are sure he had never been on, since he didn't know that he should keep holding on!
All the kids are getting along really well. We haven't seen any jealousy (except a bit from Micah). Not even from Zoe, who I thought would react the most, but she has done great and did great while I was gone.
If anyone is going outside, or on an errand, Silas wants to go along and he yells his first and only english words... "Let's Go! Let's Go!"
Lilah has kind of slipped back into her old ways while I was gone and I knew I would have to come home and "retrain" her somewhat. She tries to be the mother to Silas and I have to constantly remind her that that is not her job. Sometimes it is kind of cute because she is way smaller than him (and tries to catch him coming down the slide or tries to pull him up the slide!), but tends to get on some nerves.
Silas LOVES his big brothers! He grabs their hands to asks to play with them all day long. They love it and take turns spending time with him. My boys have always been really great with the little ones.
Silas has already gone to the skatepark. Not to skateboard, but to watch. Everything excites him and he exclaims "WOW!" to all he sees.
He has a healthy fear of things. He is cautious and careful. But still all boy. He jumps and runs all day long.
Silas is a beautiful boy and this entire family has fallen in love with him.