Thursday, November 12, 2009

Update from Curranland

Well we finally collected the last of the stool samples today. Michelle, Jack and I have agreed never to discuss that process again. We did not get back to the doctor today because our area is having pretty bad storms and the news people are advising everyone to stay at home. So Jack, Michelle and I (and the samples) will load up (no pun intended) tomorrow and head back to the doctor.

Other than the unpleasantries mentioned above (and they weren't that unpleasant), we are having a great time together. Michelle found a music channel on our cable called "Toddler Tunes" so we listened to music today and Jack showed off his dancing skills. He cracks us up, and his favorite tune is the "heads, shoulders, knees and toes" tune. When we start singing that he laughs and points to his head. He also does this funny wrist shake thing and hops from one foot to the other when he dances. He seems to love music. Tonight we heard a Rolling Stones song on that channel and the album it came from was something like "lullabies to the music of the Rolling Stones". Very cool!

In addition to dancing, Jack likes helping us do things. He helped Mommy make brownies the other day and he helped us vacuum last night too. He was fascinated with the vacuum and at one point he stood in front of it and stared at it so I couldn't get around him. We must have looked like the famous picture of the student standing in front of the tank in Tiananmen Square. He is more brave with the vacuum than our pets are!

Speaking of the pets, he LOVES our two dogs, Gracie and Copper. We thought they would be overbearing to him, but it might be the other way around. He follows Copper around and loves to pet her. She is so good with him and doesn't care when he steps on her tail or trips over her feet. Gracie, the smaller dog pictured on our blog is great with him too. She was used to being the baby before Jack came into the picture but has adjusted nicely to being a big sister.

Right now Jack is asleep for the night, but the wind is howling and the rain is pounding against the house. Hopefully he can sleep through the night despite the noise!


  1. Love the pictures of Jack with the dog...and Michelle too of course. I am happy to hear he likes the dogs as we are very curious to see what our little guy does with our 2 big dogs!!! Probably will get lots of dog kisses in the face!! Jack looks great and hope all goes well with the doctor tomorrow. We had your weather down here on tuesday we were glad to get rid of it and send it north. Keep the updates and pictures coming!!!

  2. Isn't it great that he loves the dogs! It took Peter about 3 days and now he wears the most dog fur of anyone! He is of course right at Gunar and Sable nose height so he has to duck to avoid doggie kisses. Looks like you are all doing well.

  3. If he likes music, you should check out the Rockabye Baby CDs....they have lullaby renditions of U2, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Nirvana, Coldplay, etc. Really cool!! Nothing like hearing "Smells Like Teen Spirit" in lullaby form!! I think we're going to get some for Alex.

  4. Hey guys, glad to hear that the doggie lovin is working there too! Ours are doing great too! (kids with dogs and dogs with kids) John gets up in the morning and goes up to each one of them, one at a time and pets them on the head, its so cute. Then he goes Nose to Nose with our 220 pounder, Indy. They look into each others eyes then he pets Indy on the head again and its time to eat breakfast (for John that is). Keep up the great job...we will have to talk on the phone soon!


  5. Love the picture of Jack with his dog! Glad to hear all of that went well! I guess we have a new animal lover in the Curran Clan. YEAH!!!!!

  6. We got home today from our first trip to Vlad to see our beautiful daughter. I laughed out loud when I saw the pet rat hanging off the side of his cage in the hallway leading to the visitor's room...I recognized him from your blog! Didn't realize that we were adopting from the exact same place. I love that your are continuing to post...