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It is surreal to finally have Kembert in our home. It is surreal to get to know a three-year-old who is your son. He has a huge personality - almost reminds me of a little frat boy. He is silly and playful and extremely confident. He's got mad skills with any kind of ball. He is loud and wildly energetic . . . a great match for Jafta. He thinks that a bathtub full of water is the best thing ever. He's not so sure about grapes or elevators. He is sweet and affectionate, and in the evenings he gets a little homesick. He sleeps with a soccer ball. HE IS POTTY TRAINED. He squeals at the top of his lungs when he is happy. He loves to cuddle, and we are absolutely smitten with him.

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26 comments:

  1. Jovita1:53 AM

    I am so happy for you! What a joyful feeling .. your fledgling has come home to your next. Enjoy fully the days, the nights, the screams and giggles ... you remain in my prayers

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  2. This warms my heart! So lovely to read.

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  3. I love seeing this. I am so thrilled for your family. We are currently waiting on a placement (through foster care). Can't wait to get to know our little one/ones.

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  4. oh my gosh he is too cute!! :-) I'm so happy for y'all!

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  5. He's potty trained?? If that's the case, maybe another Haitian son is in order:-)

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  6. So happy to see him home! I have been so excited to read how he is doing. Just found your blog a few days ago through the Iveys and was glad to start reading just before he came home and be able to see him come...

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  7. Oh goodness! He is so cute! So happy for your whole family!

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  8. He is such a handsome little guy! Love reading your updates.

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  9. Anonymous1:33 PM

    I have been following and your family is amazing! What name are you going to call him? Have you decided on Kembert instead of Keanan?

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  10. psychologysarah1:53 PM

    This is my new favorite blog to follow. Its like the JOYFUL blog. Definitely feeling connected to your family.

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  11. I love it! So awesome...

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  12. Candi3:14 PM

    i LOVE reading all of these updates of your family all together finally!

    This entry reminds me of stories of my husband who was adopted with his sister from Korea (he was 6 and she was 8). When they came here, they slept on the floor together for the first few weeks as that's what they were used to in the orphanage, they hated pizza, and wanted rice with every meal. And the best is my sister-in-law, when her new bed arrived from the store (day after they came home here), it was in a box needing assembly.. but she didn't understand that and cried and cried thinking they were giving her a broken bed until they showed her it wasn't :)

    My husband and his sister are wonderful people and when you ask them today about their lives and their adoption, they both will tell you they are so blessed. My husband especially is SO greatful for the wonderful Christian family he is part of (he's the youngest of 7!), and the experiences he's had in his life that he may not have otherwise.. including the ability to get a college education.

    Your family is beyond beautiful, and your children are going to grow up and be amazing people, so much richer from love :)

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  13. I am so happy for you guys! He looks like such a fun kid! I LOVE that he sleeps with a soccer ball. And, potty trained? Awesome!

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  14. have you decided to call him kembert/keembert? all 3 names are GREAT.

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  15. He is so adorable. Congratulations and God Bless.

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  16. 1. He sleeps with a soccer ball. Totally awesome.
    2. Clean water in a bath. Awwww.
    3. Not sure about grapes and Elevators. Me either.
    4. Can he please come potty train my 3 1/2 year old daughter?
    Congrats!

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  17. He sounds absolutely adorable!

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  18. I don't know you, but I've been following your blog thru Tina Barnwell's posts. My heart is so joyful for you and your family. Prayers of thanksgiving for your safety and this wonderful new addition to your family! Continued prayers for the transition.

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  19. I have been following your blog since your interview on CNN. What a beautfiul plan God has had for all of you. So happy to see you as a family at your home!

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  20. I found your blog (somehow through my internet travels - oh yeah it was through mama manifesto - don't ask me how i got there but did somehow) and my first read was your pram bike and dog poop story - had me howling, then the grocery shopping - to which i had a similar experience the next day! and i have been following since - Feel like i know you and very happy you have your precious boy home! May more little Haitian orphans be lucky enough to have the same experience. Look forward to hearing how the language barrier goes and how you progress through it. I am sure it will go well :-) And I am sure you'll have lots more fun stories to tell of those four little friends as they grow up together in a loving household.

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  21. omg!!!! I am so happy for you.. I pray everyday that they will come home.. As a haitian who was born and raised in haiti It was a relief to know that they made it to your home... You have a great heart... God bless your family...

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  22. Oh this post makes my heart SING!! I pray such thanks to our amazing God!!

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  23. what a huge blessing that he is a cuddler! i know that forming attachment can sometime be a difficult process in adoption.

    what a sweet boy:)

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  24. And he is gorgeous! Congratulations!

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