Curious Boys

We have some clever little guys at the foster home.  This afternoon, I was outside with these two little boys — Robert (in red), who has a very severe heart defect, and Timothy, who had spina bifida and has to wear a lot of back and leg braces to help him walk.  They’re both talkative and inquisitive and all-around adorable.

While we were chatting, one of them patted me on the belly.  Their nanny quickly interjected and told them that they needed to be gentle because there was a baby inside.  In Chinese the word for ‘gentle’ and ‘kiss’ sound very similar, so Robert proceeded to start kissing my belly.  Just a slight misunderstanding.  Timothy, on the other hand, was hung up on the fact that there was a baby inside.  Before I knew it, he’d lifted my shirt to inspect underneath… bound and determined to get a glimpse of this baby I was hiding under there.

Both little guys gave me a good laugh.  They’re precious, and it’s so much fun to be around them.

10 thoughts on “Curious Boys

  1. What a fun thing to experience…for them, and for you! I'm sure soon ALL the kids at New Day are going to be aware of the precious little bundle in your tummy, and your baby will be getting lots of pats and kisses. It's the sweetest thing! 🙂


  2. How fun! What a precious glimpse you are giving them. I am amazed more and more every time I think about it. The kids are all receiving such precious “family” experiences. Your littel one will sure be surrounded by love!


  3. That is so sweet. I'm enjoying your blog so much. We adopted our daughter from a Chinese orphanage three years ago, so it is very interesting for me to see what life looks like day to day. Keep up the “God” work! 🙂


  4. Adorable Adorable!!!!!!!Ican so see it from the picture how curious they are! they'll make very good brothers for your baby Carrie.


    Elva Chen


  5. I LOVE this post! The photo captured both Timothy and Robert SO well… I could just feel there interest in your belly and curiousity as if I were standing right there with them… TOO CUTE!!

    …and might I add:

    YOU are TOO CUTE, too!!!! 🙂 LOVE seeing your 'bump'…it makes it so much more real!



  6. I just stumbled across your blog and this post made me laugh out loud! Toooooo cute! Give some love to some little Asian eyes for me! (I used to volunteer at an orphanage in Taiwan- and I miss it with my whole heart)


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