Psalm 68:5-6

A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.

God sets the lonely in families, he leads forth the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.

I am Stepanie Nance. My family adopted two little boys with Down Syndrome from Ukraine in 2010. I hope to educate and to inspire you. I hope to make you laugh and to make you cry.

Come along for the ride. It's a wild one!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Zhen's firsts

My kids love Zhen. Although, I'm not sure they could love him any more than the McDonald girls, but that's a whole other post! ha!

Whenever Zhen eats or does something new my five year old son likes to make it into a song, sung to the tune of "Happy Birthday!" For instance, on the evening that Zhen first tried burritos, which was quite soon after he arrived, we had to sing "Happy Burrito Day to You." I'm nearly 100% certain that he never had burritos before in his life! In fact, you would be hard pressed to find a Mexican restaurant in Ukraine!

Zhen has had pizza day, ice cream day, swing set day, and many, many more. Today was piano day! I let him bang on the piano for the first time today. And yes, he is glaring at me. :)
We didn't sing because Leroy was at church. I stayed home with boogery, low-grade-feverish babies. What do you think of this face? I see it quite a lot! ha!
It's a big week for Zhen and the family. He goes to the Down Syndrome clinic for the first time on Wednesday. That is a logistical nightmare for me, so pray if you think of us. Thursday Zhen goes to the cardiologist. Saturday my friend is throwing us a baby shower-like "getting acquainted with the new boys" brunch. How sweet is that?! Saturday night is a real treat - a barn party in the country. Phew! Lots of firsts for young master Zhen this week!!!


  1. Oh I just want to squeeze those grumpy, chubby cheeks!!

  2. I love reading you posts. I had to laugh today at Zhen's glare. My 4 year-old son often looks at me the same way.

    Rhonda Sloup



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