About Us

Hattiesburg, MS, United States
We are a really average family that just can't get over that we have been adopted by an extraordinary God! We are excited and expectant as the journey to enlarge our family unfolds before us.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Another day waiting to see N

We didn't get to see N again today. we got word that he is better. His fever is gone, and he is improving. The doctor has said that we can see him for a little while tomorrow afternoon. We are really relieved, and I hope he understands why we have not been with him while he has been sick.

Since we couldn't see him again today, we went with Oleg to the Renok (the open air market) to do some clothes shopping. That was a trip!!! We found a little children's clothing booth to buy him a coat, a couple of pairs of jeans, some pajamas, a couple of shirts, and a hat. Added to what we bought the other day, I think we have enough stuff to get him home. It is pretty Ukrainian looking (especially the jeans). The sizes are all over the place, but it's not like anything he wears at the orphanage really fits, so it'll be okay until we get home. Once we get custody, we'll be able to do a little more "fitting" and have a better idea of what sizes he'll actually wear.

Also at the Renok, Erick got the two things he has been dreaming about since we got here. A european light switch and electrical outlet! For anyone who knows him, you'll know how huge that is!!!! Our little electrician/plumber now has both plumbing and electrical supplies from Ukraine, so the trip is now complete in his eyes.

Actually, the trip is complete in his eyes because he got to ice skate today. It was not really ice skating because it was not ice. It was some kind of artificial plastic stuff that you could skate on with ice skates. In the long run, I guess that's a bonus since you don't get wet when you fall. He did really well (he's a real chip off the old block!). It was fun watching him, and remembering the good ole days when I used to skate. He's actually a little younger than I was when I started, so we have plenty of time to get him ready for the olympics :)! Grandma, these pictures are for you. I know you'll get a big kick out of seeing them. We also have 3-4 good videos for when we get home. You would have really liked this kind of ice rink. Since there was no ice it was warm and comfortable. Not a bad place to sit and watch.

We talked to the couple from Minnesota this morning and found out a little more about next week. We'll probably head out Tuesday morning to get the birth certificate and to Odessa Wednesday as planned to register it and petition for the passport. Still looks good for us to get home on the 8th!!!!

Thanks for your support and your prayers!



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