Saturday, August 9, 2008
Power naps with Dad-is there anything better??
The look of content on a sleepy girls face when she's all comfy and getting a back rub....precious!!!
Lunch-course 2. These kids eat really well. I guess I'm gonna have to learn to cook for Leeza!!
Joe looks pretty good in his caregiver feed the kid attire, don't you think?
I wonder what Leeza thinks of this chick who gives her tons of kisses, and sings to her off key all the time....I
It was a chilly day today(Saturday) in Kostanai! Our room got down right cold last night…but it felt great to add another blanket and snuggle down in the covers—great sleeping weather!!! It felt like a cool fall day, people were wearing jackets. I donned my jeans and my sketchers and off we went to visit the princess. They were inside today, since it was so chilly out. All the kids were still sleeping. Leeza was very fussy today. I was holding her and taking out her favorite toys, but she just started to cry. I walked around the room and sang our trio of favorite tunes…Jesus Loves Me, Jesus Loves the Little Children of the world, and He’s got the Whole World in his hands. It helped, and she'd stop crying, but you could still just tell... she wasn’t a happy camper. While we waited for lunch, Joe and both took turns walking around with her. The caregivers said she played all night, and didn’t sleep. Party in Leeza's crib!! Oh no...does that mean I have a party girl on my hands??!! She was sooooooo sleepy..but…I get crabby when I’m tired too! Sean was tired too...he slept until 10 am this morning!!! She didn’t eat much lunch either. We went downstairs to the visitation room. She was interested in playing, but then she’d just cry. We stretched her out on her tummy on her blanket and I gave her a backrub. She LOVES backrubs. She got this sweet half smile on her face and her eyes were dozing off. It was precious! Joe scooped her up and she got comfy on Daddy and slept for an hour!! It was really precious!!! It reminded me of when Sean was little and he and Daddy would crash on the couch. She is definitely getting more comfortable snuggling with us.
While Leeza and Daddy bonded and took a nap, Tatiana and I had a good chat. She is such a neat girl, I love hearing about her life. Sean was laying on my mommy’s lap.
Sean took 215 pictures today. He cracks me up. He gets such great shots of the kiddo’s on group 11 (Leeza’s group). He is so good at playing and comforting them when they get upset or cry. I hope he does something with children because I truly think he has a real gift. I told him he should babysit when he’s older because not only it is great money for a kid, but he’s SO good at it. He wants to come back to Kazakhstan and be a caretaker. I really wonder what adoption will be like in 20 or 30 years when Sean is older…will it even be possible?
It’s a lovely fall Saturday in Kostanai. We are watching the Olympics and taking it easy.
Tonight, Eugene says we’ll eat a late dinner and “do something fun”.
Sean spilled his “valda biz gazza” all over Tatiana at the end of lunch today. I’m sure she thought that was fun. Sean wanted everyone to know he had horse for lunch. In fact, he’s had it twice. He had horse soup the 2nd day we were here, and today he had horse again, prepared a few different ways. I liked his soup, but I didn’t care for what he got today.
He think he’s pretty cool because he has eaten horse. He is happy because he drinks to drink a lot of Fanta here too. He, well, all of us, are eating very well!!
I am really grateful we’re not here in the winter, because I am quite chilly now and it’s SUMMER! God definitely had a plan when he had us come in August... The breeze is really nice here, but I don’t think it’d be nice when it chills you to the core. I think the Florida girl would be shivering, even in her cute boots.
I brought some clothes today to try on Leeza, but she was so cranky I couldn’t play “dress up Leeza” today. I just want to see what size she is, so I can figure out what to have Joe bring back for her!
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