Author Archives: Erin

One Year

Today is a special day for our family, exactly ONE YEAR ago today we met our second child for the first time. Nov.28th, 2011 we became parents to Lucas Rogers Akandwanaho Bell! The past year has been challenging, but brought … Continue reading »

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First Day of Preschool

Lucas has started Preschool!!!  This is a big deal for him, and for us.  It’s been quite the journey to get where he is now, and for being in an orphanage less than one year ago to now being in … Continue reading »

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We have a U.S. Citizen over here!! Whoop Whoop!!

After filling out paperwork, and more paperwork, to get Lucas a U.S. Passport, oh, and sending in more paperwork, we FINALLY got it in the mail!!  Hallelujah!!  So we marched that sucker down to the Social Security office in town, … Continue reading »

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Do you see “color”? You should.

People look at our family, even young children, and stare at us trying to “figure” us out…they think things like: “how do they fit together?  Is she babysitting a black child?  Did they adopt?  Is that really her child?”  I see … Continue reading »

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4th (First) Birthday

Lucas just had a birthday!!  We just celebrated his 4th (not really 4-please see previous post, lol) which was also his FIRST birthday that had ever been celebrated!!  Hence, Happy 4th FIRST Birthday!!  🙂 We had a “Cookie Monster” theme … Continue reading »

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Internationally adopted child & the Age issue

We celebrated Lucas 4th Birthday last weekend!!  We don’t think he was really turning 4 though.  His birth certificate, which we can’t change, says he turns four April 2nd.  We think he is really going to be four in about … Continue reading »

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Lucas & Food

“eeeeeee-ting”….is by far Lucas’s FAVORITE word, because it means he is going to EAT!  We have BIG issues with Lucas and food, lol!  Understandably so, Lucas in general had and has big BIG issues with food.  Basically, but not so … Continue reading »

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Being in an orphanage…

Being in an orphanage has had a lot of effects on Lucas, ways that I recognized right away in his behavior when we first met him in Uganda, and other ways that took a while to realize the way he … Continue reading »

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Language

So lately I’ve been asked a lot how Lucas is doing in his language, and if he is learning English.  I thought I’d write a little blog about where he was and where he is at now!  It’s been such … Continue reading »

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Dogs

Dogs.  He was absolutely TERRIFIED of them.  I really have never seen a child more terrified of something than Lucas was of our two dogs (a beagle and yorkie).  See, in Uganda, they don’t have dogs as pets, they’re actually … Continue reading »

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