Friday, August 15, 2008
TGIF...tis a fabulous Friday indeed!!!
TGIF INDEED! Today was the “official” end of the "official" bonding period and we signed a bunch of papers and Tatiana is off to apply for court for us!! Leeza was in a pretty good mood, despite the fact they said she did not nap this morning. Our new visitation time, starting tomorrow, is 11:30 to 2:30…so we got an extra hour! I’ll take it!!! So, we get to feed her lunch and maybe her snack of cookies and milk before she goes down for her afternoon nap. I’m happy about that!
She ate a good lunch today, and while I fed her, Sean busied himself with the other children. I was getting Leeza’s bib off and walking out to get the baby bag to go downstairs to the visitation room, when I saw the most adorable sight ever! All the kiddo’s in Leeza’s group were on their potties, in a circle, and a few were cranky because it was LUNCH TIME and they were waiting for their turn to eat. Sean is sitting in the middle of them, singing and doing his “thing” to make them smile. It was so precious! I wish I could share the photo, but since it has pictures of the other children, I just don’t feel it’s right…but take my word for it, it was DARLING! I really don't want Sean (or Joe, for that matter!!) to leave. I want us ALL to stay until we can bring Leeza home. Joe and I took Leeza downstairs and told Sean to join us when he was done entertaining his buddies. He came downstairs about 15 minutes later. His sister was happy to see him too!
I didn’t get many good pictures today. My official photographer was moving around too much and all the great shots he got were all blurry!! So, I got a few cute ones of Leeza having fun with her daddy. We got to share the visitation room with Rustam and Tricia. Rustam is so cute…he was trying on his clothes since he gets to bust out of the Dolphin house on Sunday morning! We only have one more day of seeing his sweet face. I will sure miss seeing Tricia and her sweet son, but I am soooooooooooo happy they’re finally going home!!! I did get a cute shot of Sean and Rustam hanging out. We did get 3 hours with to play today too, and it was good. It started getting challenging to keep her awake at the end of the visit, so we went for a walk outside. She LOVED that. She seems to love the ergo, so that’s good. She looks so comfy cozy in it!
We went back to the “Pancake house” for lunch today. The crepes are so good……..I had ham and cheese and chicken and cheese and a chocolate one for dessert! It’s a hot day for Kostanai standards, but for Florida standards, it’s gorgeous out!! Poor Joe was up all night coughing… I don’t think he got any sleep. The Olympics are on tv, and he’s asleep on the couch, sitting up. Whenever he lays down, he coughs…poor guy. Please think healing thoughts for Joe!!