Monday, May 18, 2009

What's this?


I'm busy making the kits for the class I'm teaching at the end of next week. Do you see my beautiful distraction in the background? He had a bowl of fruit and picked up each piece saying "Que es eso?" After I told him, he'd say, in English, "I like watermelon" or "I like pineapple". Isn't he just a doll? He's telling me just what I want to hear.



"Que es eso?" just happens to be his current favorite question. He's collecting English words for everything and practicing using them all the time.



He's also singing lots of songs. I can't believe how many lyrics he can remember. It's amazing.



Oh, and guess what showed up this week on our doorstop...


the salamander!

We haven't seen him since just before Alfredo left last September. And this time he has a lady friend. I think we interupted some special couple time. Just after we shot this photo, Mr. Salamander charged at us. Yikes.

Now every afternoon we go to the door regularly for Salamander checks. Today yes. Yesterday no.

29 comments:

Sonya-Dime Store Thrift said...

Scary Salamander Charging! News at Nine:)
Anything that comes at me hard spooks me out a bit, doesn't matter what it is.

I am so happy Alfredo is back with you and LOVING seeing all his photos. Keep em coming!

Sonya

Mary said...

these are just the best entries! "i like watermelon/pineapple" TOO CUTE. will he go with you when you go for your class? or will him and rich have special time together? he is sure precious. what are your favorite songs lately? the elizabeth mitchell mention really helped my little bird and i develop a better morning routine- we love her!

Lisa said...

So happy for you!

Lisa Brown - Vintage Sweet Peas said...

O my Goodness!!! Right when I looked at the Salamander pic, my cat jumped up on my laptop....Yikes, back at me....o my..........lol

I love reading about and feeling your happiness! What a little cutie pie!!

charlotte said...

love seeing your happiness return so completely ..... sending hugs and love to you, Amy. xoC

Dawn said...

Obviously, your heart is full of joy!
Does my heart good.
xo

Waterfall said...

How cool! Alfredo has a guardian salamander!!

Tamerie Shriver said...

Hi
I stopped by to tell you that I am loving your blog and to let you know that I've given you an award. Go to my blog to get the details!

Hugs,
Tamerie

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Aww.. the salamander came to see him and smile. Cute. I can feel the joy and I am thankful for you. Great kits! Blessings Amy

Elizabeth said...

I stumbled onto your blog,and had a lot of fun reading older posts, and stories about Alfredo. What a sweet little boy. I hope you have the best time with him.
I really enjoyed a post you did on embroidering in the small squares. How big is the sampler you are doing?
It is such a cute idea.

artsy*dreams said...

I love reading your blog and getting to know Alfredo! Thank you for sharing your heart!

Sue said...

Amy,

Your description of how Alfredo is storing up words to use is just perfect! He is going to pick up language so fast you won't be able to keep track. The trinkets you are working on for your class are adorable. Those ladies are in store for a real treat!

Sue

Linda said...

Congratulations on having Alfredo!

gillian said...

The kits look fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Please share more about your sweet boy. My kids are 18 and 21 and I love hearing about Alfredo. What a cutie and soo bright.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Isn't that a wonderful age? My little one sings too, and the amount of lyrics she knows always shocks me. Its just a glimpse of how much goes on in those sweet little heads, even though they still aren't skilled conversationalists, they know what is going on!

Kelly said...

It's so nice to see you so happy, surrounded by your loves! Kelly

Alicia said...

Oh my goodness! I just happened upon your blog and I just adore it! The mix of creativity and family is just so capturing! Thanks for sharing =)I can't wait to see what happens from here on out...your new friend, alicia

Paper Relics said...

I love that photo with Alfredo looking at the kit prep. Very cute.
Cannot wait to see him in person soon!

Anonymous said...

He is so handsome and bright as a penny - but Dear Amy, you are absolutely glowing! xoxo the fan

Suz said...

Amy,
I am just another lurker but I follow your site like it was a letter from my best friend. Alfredo is so adorable and I am so happy how things turned out. I hope I will get to meet you in person at Silver Bella.
Fondly,
Suz

Anonymous said...

Hi Amy
Your blog is great ,makes me cry you and Rich are most loving people.The world is a better place because of you.That little boy will be a better man ,because of you.God bless you all,sending you love and prayers from Aussie
Poppy

Firefly Hill said...

He is just darling! What a beautiful life you are giving him...

Dori said...

You have a most charming assistant! :-)

Oliver Rain said...

Amy, I haven't been checking your blog lately so I just read the news about co-parenting Alfredo. How wonderful for you. He's such a lucky little man to be surrounded with so much love. Best of luck to your expanded family.

twinklescrapbooks said...

That is so sweet that he is learning the language through music. :) What a cutie!!!!
tina

rochambeau said...

Dear Amy,
This is GREAT!!
SO HAPPY for You and your cute little guy. Sounds like things are GOOD!
Will be back later to catch up on all!

xox
Constance

rochambeau said...

ps

Love always finds it's way!

wide open spaces said...

Hi Amy -

I don't know the whole back story with Alfredo, I 'm just stepping in here and have tried to scroll back a bit to find out more. We are in the midst of our first adoption though we have two other little ones. We are adopting from Thailand. So happy to sweet that sweet boy with you getting lots of good love & care. Praying God's peace & blessing over you all today.

much love-

Emily