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Friday, October 1, 2010

Friday morning

Went to visit the kiddos this morning. Boy did the temperature change, from hot to windy raining yesterday to chilly this morning.Benji came right and out and gave us hugs :) he went right into my big bag looking for his backpack of toys, smart boy! He unzipped and pulled them all out. Then he was looking at the photo album and when he saw daddy he went over and patted his leg and said "dada" to me :) Dada in his language really means man, or uncle but hey we are happy with it ! Well once he got a hold of my iPhone that was it. I showed him the video's of "Yo gabba gabba" and he was laughing then acting out all there moves :) When I put the music on he danced and danced and kept running back to his groupa to show the other kids , one little girl bless her heart , about attacked him to take it-luckily a nurse grabbed her up. Now I know who left the big scratches on his neck ;)
Taya. Oh sweet little Taya. This little one is a teeny thing. No way does she resemble a 4 1/2 yr old. She is a bitty baby :) She smiled so big when I said hi to her, and instantly leaned in for kisses. Love these kids ! So sweet , even though life has been quite unfair to them, it seems their caregivers have loved them. She loves daddys beard, and just stares off running her fingers up and down. She loves to clap (thanks Lizzy :) and loves her baby einstein toy. Oh, and eating the nose off of Benji's monkey. It was a sweet visit then time for her lunch. We have to visit the children seperately for now, so they each only get an hour. We saw Anastasia (Jenny's little one) and she is as cute as ever with pigtails. With the icky weather we havent seen any other kids yet.
Ran more paperwork around, went to the store (gretchen it was the walmart place) now home for coffee , a quick break then back to see the babies :) We are so blessed to be able to come here and experience this culture, and hug our babies :)
 first hugs :) her eyes arent  really that crossed, sorry internet slow more later :)
Hugs!

18 comments:

tgbobbyt said...

Okay, I'm dying here. I love them so much!!!! I can picture everything you say. It is so weird to picture everything...but not be there! I'm happy and sad...crazy happy for YOU and THEM!!!
How is the turkish coffee going?

Gretchen said...

Okay...that was me up above! I don't like that my kids have blogger accts for school....

Tisha said...

Oh Maria... they are both just beautiful!!!! I am so glad that you are able to blog/fb while you are there. I have been thinking and praying for you all a lot! Can you believe you have SIX KIDS!! God is so so good. :)

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful pictures! You are just beaming! Can't wait for those precious babies to come home where they belong!

Mel said...

beautiful precious pictures.
i enjoy following your journey through your blog and FB.
keep them pics coming!!

God bless,
mel

Jodi said...

This is what I've been waiting for! (well, and you know what else....ahem.....) but oh, how sweet they are with their mama! It's just amazing to me that you are there holding Taya....seems like 'I' waited forever to see that! lol :)

By the way, Gretchen, you're getting pretty cool/hip with the blogging thing aren't you! HA! Too funny :)

Mel said...

Ohhhhhh How precious they are!!! I hope I get to meet them soon!!

Lindy said...

They are absolutely precious!! We are so happy for you and look forward everyday to seeing your journey:)

ouradoptionjourneywithBryceVanya said...

Looks like Benji is going to be a mama's boy...very sweet,loving! I can't believe how tiny Taya is, poor sweet thing. Glad all is well, Maria. We got our referral today (friday) but being late, we won't leave Kiev until Monday morning. Thank goodness it's only 1.5hour car ride to his region. Boy, we can't wait! We have the Lorenzs here too, so at least there is company. Maybe we'll get to meet on the return to Kiev. Keep in touch. The Baumanns (kim)

Lauren said...

Just seeing that #25 on Taya's leg is heartbreaking! They have her in blue pjs and associates her to a number in the system (maybe not to her caregivers). Bless you guys! What a blessing they will be for you!

Kristi J said...

oh, beautiful...sohappy and excited for you guys..yayyy, kristi

"Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

OK that is just soooo SWEET!!!!!!! Ahhh....can't wait to see more pics.

Mom2FourLittleEs said...

Awww.....I just love them! so sweet! And I agree...you look SO happy!!!

ashleypmo said...

Oh, Maria...she's just so beautiful. They both are, of course.

Tara said...

so sweet! lucky you, beautiful!

Nan and Dan said...

OMG!! they are beautiful!!!!!
good luck!

Lisa S. said...

Looooove it!

Charissa said...

Looks like love to me!

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