Saturday, September 11, 2010

Day 3

Today we got to see Darya twice.  Unfortunately she's got a bit of a cold so we had to stay inside.  It was actually good because then we could let her crawl around on the floor and not worry about getting her clothes dirty.  She was a bit more tired today so didn't last very long and actually fell asleep in Joel's arms for a bit.  It was pretty sweet. We are also seeing a spunky temper side of our little girl!  When she doesn't like something she growls.  It's pretty funny!  There is also one word she keeps saying, it sounds something like "bockkk", with the emphasis on the "k" sound.  The said she knows how to say "bye" which is something like "paka" so maybe she just likes to repeat that?  I don't have any pictures to post right now as I just wanted to give a little update before going to bed.

We saw lots of people today in providential encounters!  It was really cool.  This morning we ran into a RR dad at breakfast (well, they are staying in the same complex as us, but it was still cool). Then we spent the afternoon with a RR mom and her adorable 5 year old daughter and had a really nice time. Then this evening we went outside so Joel could call the missionary of the local church that we'd like to visit (we were trying to find out where and when the church met for tomorrow). When Joel told him where we were standing, he said they were a hundred yards away! They were right up the street from us out for a walk after dinner.  We met with them and found out that the church building is just a block away. Then when Joel and I sat down for dinner, Oles, the young man at the train station walked in (did I tell about him in another post?  If not, I'll do it tomorrow)!  Joel called his name and he came and chatted with us for a minute then left.  We have no idea why he was in there. This is no small town but we seem to know quite a few people already ;-)  God has been so kind to us in so many ways and we are so very thankful!  Are we allowed to have this much fun and enjoy our adoption journey this much?

We got to Skype with the boys this evening and of course it was so wonderful to see them.  Ben showed us some cool rocks that he found, Sam showed us a family picture he drew (including Darya), and Nate showed us a sword he made and we heard about the "experiments" they've been making with Grandpa (mixing all kinds of odds and ends from outside). Tonight they're going to an Angels baseball game and we know they are going to have a blast.  I just wish we could teleport and be with them :-)

Well, I'm wiped but will update again more tomorrow. We're not going to the orphanage tomorrow. I hope to have a bit more time to catch up. I'll post more pictures tomorrow (and hopefully some video clips if the internet connection lets me).


  1. Thats so cute. Leeska loved Paka as well. She also loved Dobredorski. Dont know how to spell it, but it means good Girl. She smiles so big when we tell her that!!

  2. She's just a doll baby! Love the growl....:)

  3. She is a beautiful little girl!!! As a mother of a precious son who is 23 and has Down syndrome I am so happy you will get to see the special love a child that has DS will bring to your family!!

  4. She's a doll! Really really cute baby!