My cool guys!! I guess Asher had followed our kitten Trixie up to the top of the upright piano (very high!). Asher went over and got Josh's sunglasses and put them on his forhead just like his Daddy. Josh,noticing that Asher is mimicking him, puts his own sunglasses over his eyes. Asher does the same. Hence the 'cool' picture!
Lovin' on Bohdan!
Oh my! How handsome.
Fruit Ninja on Robin's I pad. He is a total Ninja!!
What a big boy!
Plugging ears!! I will plug his ears and he will look around like what is that noise!!
Today was the last day we will say good bye to the boys. Robin and I were explaining to them that tonight is the last night they will stay in the orphanage, tonight is the last night they will sleep away from their family. We told them that today was the last day they will wear orphange clothes with numbers on them. That tomorrow they will wear their very own clothes and pink will be a color they will only see on flowers and girls. We told them that they will not be alone anymore and that this is the last night they will spend as orphans. I thank the Lord our God that He has made this possible and that He chose us to be Yuri and Bohdan's family. What a great honor this is! We serve an awesome God who loves and cares for the least of these. My heart is overwhelmed by His great big love for us.
The boys did great at the visit today. The latest and greatest is 'Indian'. Bohdan will make noises with his mouth and I will pat his mouth to make funny sounds. Today all I would have to do is put my hand to my shoulder (my right not my left, if I tried the left he would push it away) and he would grab my arm stick his face out, pucker his lips and make noise so I would pat his mouth to make 'indian' noises. Yuri loved this! It didn't matter what he was doing but the moment he heard that noise he would squirm so he could watch and then he would laugh and laugh. Both boys did great today! Robin and I absolutely cannot wait to bust them out tomorrow!
We had to run around and do some paperwork today. After calculating our expenses we figured we could scrape by with the money we had. Then there were extra 'fees' today so we asked to go to a bank. Let me just say, it wasn't impossible but if you are coming after us bring extra and hide it away for 'just in case.'
We got the list of items the boys are fed. Big shocker to us was coffee in their morning puree!!!!!!!!! Anyway we went to the store to stock up and realized they call many of the things we use for babies different names. Like stew is baby food meat and veggies, porrige is different flavored baby cereal. There was crackers, cheese, yogurt and cottage cheese on the list. I'm hopeful then that they don't have a milk allergy. For the life of me I cannot find crackers at the grocery store so I think they are giving them cookies.
With this thought in mind I offer the boys a cookie today. They knew exactly what a cookie was and not in a good way. They didn't just push is away and fuss they were visible agitatted and upset that there was a cookie present. They didn't calm down until we put it away. Keep in mind we never tried to put it in their mouths. Oh Lord, what have these precious angels endured that the sight of a cookie scares them to death.
Thank you all for your prayers. There is a good possiblility that everything will work out and that we will leave on Saturday. We are leaving the apartment at 10am tomorrow morning to go bust the boys out. YeeeHaww!!!!!!!