Monday, January 24, 2011

This Evening

Thank you Jesus!! We got a much needed non eventful evening. Yuri was doing better than yesterday and we all just relaxed and played. Tomorrow we go get their medical examinations done and then hopefully pick up their visas. Here are some pictures to share our evening with you. Thank you all for your prayers, please keep them coming.

He smiled on his own when he saw Robin and her camera. It was wonderful!!

We were so proud of him that he didn't cringe or squint when he saw the camera.

We were trying to get a pic of them both smiling and laying together. Yuri was having a blast. Bohdan..... "he keeps touching me!" Which is funny because if we are wiping Yuri's face or something and Yuri starts fussing at us, Bohdan will grunt and put his hand out like "stop it!"
He will also come over and check things out if he thinks we might be bothering his brother. He is so protective and it is heart warming.

Skyping with Daddy.


  1. They are so beautiful. don't get it why they were banished to that gloom room when they are so smart & alert?!!?Yuri looks like a different child. and Bodhaam, what can I say? he is the class clown. So cute, cuddly and a cut up,and ofcourse, a ham!Praying for a safe and calm trip home.

  2. This is such good news! Jesus is calming the sea for Yuri. I love the difference I see in his face, in his eyes. Bohdan is such a cutie! What a character he is. I am so relieved you had an uneventful evening. Sweet dreams to those precious boys tonight, and to YOU and Robin also. I am still praying God's grace over you all. When do you actually fly home, and when do you arrive? I would like to have that in mind when I pray.

  3. They look so different, so handsome. How old are they again? They are just so amazing!

    Be blessed


  4. Adorable pictures! I too can see a change in both the boys--they look at peace:) Have a safe journey home!

  5. Oh Autumn! That little Bohdan, I could just eat him up - you weren't kidding when you said he was a HAM! His expressions are pricesless. And Yuri, sweet Yuri, how happy it makes me to see him smiling. I am so pleased to hear that he had a better day today. They've been in my thoughts constantly!

  6. Bohdan just absolutely melts my heart, he is so full of personality! and Yuri you can really see the change in him, even just through pictures he seems to be relaxing a bit and you can finally see a bit a sparkle in those beautiful eyes!

  7. Such wonderful pictures!! : )

  8. I LOVE the picture of Yuri not squinting. He looks so different! He is blossoming already. Praise God he is free.
    Bohdan is absolutely adorable. They both put smiles on my face.
    Praying for peace the rest of your journey.

  9. So happy to hear that Yuri (and the rest of you) has a better evening! Love the photos tonight, they both look so much brighter:)!

    So happy that you are getting closer to home by the minute. The photo Skyping with Daddy, threw me of the edge and into the tears!

    So happy that these beautiful boys are found, and free!!!! And I am so happy that they are a part of YOUR family!

    Hugs and love,

  10. These boys are just beautiful beyond words, you must be so proud!! And like the others, I too notice changes from post to post. Just imagine them blossoming when you come home!

    But uh-oh, the flight back... Flying long distance with small kids can be a challenge, to put it nicely. I will pray it goes as smoothly as possible! :)

  11. So, So sweet. God is great! P.S. you are in our favorite apartment in Kiev. I recognized the comforter! Praying you get home soon. Jodi & Kevin

  12. When I saw their pictures today, I thought to myself, "Could it be possible that they already look healthier?" Then I read the other comments and it seems others were thinking the same thing. That is just amazing to me! They are both so beautiful! Bohdan's eye's are mesmerizing! I am praying for you!

  13. Ok - the pictures are SO heart warming! The tears didn't start rolling until I saw the last picture - Skyping with Daddy! Where ARE the tissues!!!!!!!!!