Our Musical, Animal-Loving Boy

We continue to get comments on how wonderfully easy Xavier became part of our family. His personality and interests fall right in line with mine and Jason’s. It’s as if he’s been here from birth. He’s already musical and continues to show a love for animals, especially his dogs. The video below highlights his budding

Chicago’s Korean Festival

Today we took a trip into the city to attend the 14th Chicago Korean Festival. It was a very HOT day, but we were able to have a great time despite the heat. We went to the festival with 2 other Lifelink families from the Rockford area. It was well worth the trip just to

New Videos

It rained pretty hard here on Thursday and Xavier always likes to see what is happening outside. We can’t go jumping in puddles yet, but so far he seems to like the rain. Take a look…
This weekend we drove to Indianapolis for my niece and nephew’s birthday party. The whole Hammer side was there so

Stand Up!

Over this last week, Xavier has started to stand up on his own. As you can see in the video below, he is very proud of his new skill. We suspect he’ll be walking pretty soon.

Waking Xavier

Kris took this video of Xavier this morning. He slept a little long and so she decided to see if he would wake up to her saying his name. This is the 9th morning that he has woken up here.

Smiley Xavier

Xavier has been doing really great the last few days. He is sleeping and eating very well. Kris and I are still a little bit tired but we are having so much fun with him. He is such a happy baby. Here is a video of some of the highlights over the last

2nd meeting with Xavier

We had our 2nd meeting with Xavier and it was amazing. This time they left the three of us alone for 40 minutes. He was wonderful during our time. He was a little fussy towards the end and started to look for the foster mother, but he never cried.
He calmed down when his foster

Wandering Day

Since we don’t see Xavier again until tomorrow, we had the day to ourselves. We are loving Seoul. We walked up and saw Gyeongbokgun Palace. We then walked through Bukchon, a trendy yet historical district of Seoul and then through a great park.
Tonight we are going to walk to another area of town for