Saturday, April 11, 2009


Today...we all way overslept. Mark was the first one up at 9am, and I dragged myself out of bed at 10:30am. Thus, we missed our morning visit with the girls. Instead, we wandered around in the rain (it is raining and cold at the moment, but it has been nice and sunny most recently. If you're coming soon, bring a few light layers and an UMBRELLA.) and visited an outdoor market and then stopped in to warm up and have lunch at a Ukrainian cafeteria. We are eating a lot for very little money here--lunch for 5 of us today was less than $10 and that included desserts. This was the first meal we've eaten out since we got here. We've just been buying food in the stores and eating in our apartment or hotel, which has saved us a lot of money.

This afternoon, we left the boys with my mom and went to visit the girls. We were a little more prepared for Eve this time and were able to really interact with her. We played with both girls for about an hour, and it went really well. Both girls seem to have good attention spans and good motor skills. Dana is amazing with her ability to repeat English words--she can repeat new words better than our boys can. Dana loves to scribble and color and Eve's favorite activity today was mimicking Mark when he made faces--she's really good at it! Size-wise, Dana is about a 5T both top and bottom and Eve is about a 3T.

Eve getting ready to come play!

Right now the plan is for us to come home during our 10-day wait, if we can find flights home. From doing some checking on Delta it looks like we should be fine, but I will be calling them on Monday to see what we can make happen.


Debbie said...

Very, very exciting! Can't wait to hear more. And I can't BELIEVE your court date is scheduled already. That's our submission date. :-)

Anonymous said...

How exciting! And I'll be praying for you guys as you adjust to the girls and the unexpected things with Eve.


Rachel said...

So glad to hear that your trip is going well! The girls sound sweet! I am excited for when you will be able to post more pictures of them!

schoolmother said...

I am so happy you have a date for court scheduled already. And I'm glad the visit today went better. I can definitely relate to over-sleeping, by the way.