Thursday, January 10, 2008

Just for grins

Last night, Mark went to a meeting. He was talking with someone when another guy asked him a question. Without a pause, he turned and said "Nyet" and continued his conversation. Since we've been speaking a mixture of Russian and English with the boys, it sort of carries over, much to the confusion of other people. :) :)

Apparently I'm in for it with 3 boys in the house. Mark and the boys were on the couch the other day and all of a sudden Zhenya wrinkled up his nose and started waving his hand in front of his face. Mark looked at him and said "Was it you?" and Zhenya said "nyet!" and pointed at Dima. To which Dima said "nyet!" and pointed at Mark. At which point all three of them were laughing. Ahhh, boy humor.

The boys have been learning lots of new English words, including "but" (bus) which makes us crack up because as we drive down the road we hear "Mama, but! Papa, but!" :) :)

We finally broke down and got a new camera. We had talked about it before we went to Ukraine but we didn't want to buy a new one and then have something happen to it on the trip. The new one isn't anything particularly fancy, but it has a much better zoom than our old one so we've been playing. In the second picture, Dima walked up to me wanting to take his picture. He held his face like this until I took his picture, looked at the back of the camera, and then went off to play again. Mark laughed and laughed at his expression here.


9 comments:

Laurel said...

Hi Courtney!
Adorable kids! We have a Dima also!!! I've cuaght myself speaking Russian to my English-speaking kids. That is too funny! The boys will do half English/ half Russian for a while and that's fun too. It's weird how you can speak different language from your kids but not have any communication trouble. That's parental instinct at it's finest! You have a beautiful family and I'm so happy for you guys!
Laurel

Jane said...

I had to laugh at you saying that Zhenya waved his hand in front of his face. Daniel used to do that all te time and say "foo". It was the one word that Ben picked up on. Even now, Ben will say "foo" but Daniel never says it any more....

Anonymous said...

I'm in full favor of anything including more pictures of your two sweet sons! Isn't is wonderful to celebrate the small things in life with them now? Silly expressions, mispronunciations, tumbling in the grass...I love it! :-D

Beverly said...

Farts are funny to boys all around the world and to all ages.

Beverly

adoptedthree said...

Two boys and a husband can find lots of fun in various bodily sounds LOL

(((that is why I finally adopted a girl too :)))

Tonya said...

Oh yeh. You're in for it allright. And from what I understand, it stays funny all their lives.

Very cute kids you have there:):):).

Sarah Halter said...

Fun, fun, fun. I can't put my finger on what it is, but something in the picture of Dima looks like Mark. Maybe his eyes.

I'm so glad that you're letting us all share in this journey and get to know your kids. Love you all lots and lots!

Christine said...

How funny! Boys can be so gross! :)

It's nice to read encouraging stories of everday life with newly adopted children. They sound like they are transitioning quite well.

Leslie said...

I actually answered one of my students with "nyet" this week. He looked at me like I was crazy and I didn't even realize I had said it.

Oh, yes. Welcome to the Wild Kingdom of men. Just accept the fact that they are sooo different from us. I keep telling Robert we need one more girl to balance things out here in the house. We're still outnumbered!