I’m happy to announce that the Vick family has grown by two whole people! On January 9th, my wife Andrea’s birthday, we were in Guatemala City, Guatemala and became the proud parents of two boys, Benjamín Conley Vick and Samuel Jorge Vick.
Here’s Ben with some wild hair going on:
And here’s Sam:
After many months of paperwork and bureaucratic hell on all sides, we flew down to Guatemala last Monday and they dropped off the boys on Tuesday. After finalizing their visas with the US Embassy, we returned home last Sunday in a trip that was truly a marathon. However, the kids were pretty good about it and slept most of the way (except for maybe the last couple of hours). The true highlight, though, was trying to adjust our car seats (which had been left in Seattle) to our children’s dimensions in baggage claim at SeaTac airport at 1am. The temptation to pull a Britney Spears was mighty strong, but the icy roads outside suggested that it would have been unwise.
Otherwise, we’re just recovering from the trip and trying to start settling in to a regular schedule. At eight months, the boys are pretty good sleepers, but there are always kinks to work out in the system…