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Thursday, April 21, 2011

New name for Dennis

Today we were up early to leave by 7:30am. 3 hours on the road with 45 minutes with Dennis and then 3 hours back to Nizhny Novgorod. Dennis is quite an energetic boy! He was on the go the whole 45 minutes. We tried to calm him down, but he wasn’t having any of that. At one point, I held him close for a snuggle session. He made some sounds that indicated that he didn’t enjoy the snuggles, so I let him get down. I hope that he will acclimate to all the affection that I want to show him. He’s a smart boy. He was able to put together various puzzles and was constantly talking his way through them. We showed him a book that I made about our family and our home. He immediately recognized Tyler as “Papa” and me as “Mama” and he was about 50% with the three kids’ names, which is not bad for just having learned them today.

We were able to take some pictures today and so I would like to present our fourth child to you:

Calvin Robert Pierce

Here are some more pictures that we've taken lately:

Gorky Square - we live right next to this.

We are eating a traditional chocolate PRAGA cake. Anna with her creation and a statue.

People near where we live by Gorky Square.

Statues and buildings. I love the statues.

Some scenery. I love the open fields in Russia - there's so much space here.


Queen Mother said...

He is so adorable!! Such a sweet smile. I just love the fact that you're going to have 3 wonderful little boys; just like me! (except you have 2 girls, too.)

Steph said...

Congratulations, Jill!! Such wonderful news! :)

Liz said...

I love the new name. It is very distinguished sounding! Congratulations. Wish we could be in Florida to see him come home.... sigh.

Sarah C said...

Congratulations! Calvin is so cute! He looks like a fun little boy. He is blessed to be part of your family.

Brianne said...

Congratulations, Jill! I'm so excited for you guys!

Zactly said...

What a cutie! Congratulations. So excited for you all.

Carina said...

He is such a cute kid! Congratulations to the entire Pierce family!!!

Melissa said...

Wow, what a cute kid! I like his name, very strong sounding.

Marnie and Jeremy said...

Jill, I know you have limited computer time but I was wondering if you could drop me an email. I can't get your email from my computer. I just had a question for you and don't feel comfortable posting it here. Thanks and congratulations!

Matt and Amanda Coleman said...

He looks and sounds like a fun little guy! I like his name, too.