Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Visiting the Orphanage

Hello everyone!

The highlight of our trip so far, of course, was going to the orphanage today to visit Victoria.  It was quite different than our visits with her last year. We were there about 2 hours. The poor thing probably doesn't have a clue about what's about to happen to her and seemed a bit annoyed by all the fuss over her. She had just eaten and got tired after awhile. I think she really could have used a nap. So our visit was a little bit interesting in the sense that we had one visit to kind of catch up and get re-aquainted with each other.  Last year, we got to know one another over the course of a few days and it was easier that way.

Still we did have fun with her. We got a kick out of the way she would loudly say "Nyet!" when she didn't like something.  We enjoyed watching her get into the clothes I brought to try on her. She was fascinated by the bubbles, although I think she would have really liked to drink them if I had let her.  We went for a walk outside. She liked examining the grass and leaves. One leaf looked so interesting she had to taste it.

She's into cars, like her papa.

Taking a stroll

I'm not sure what Gabe is doing here.  Victoria isn't either.

One more........

She's going to be lots of fun. She is a busy girl! One of the orphanage workers says V. loves to clean.  She always dusting and wiping things. We could use one of those kind of kids around our house. We seem to only have the messing up kind right now.

 It's getting late and we have a big day tomorrow! court is at 9:30 am, that's 1:30 am eastern time.  I'll post an update as soon as I can. It may take me a little while as we have lots of running around to do after that.  Thanks for your prayers everyone! Good night!


Amy L said...

She's precious! Praying for your court process and that God will make His voice heard! Congratulations ahead of time because I will be at work while you are in court. I know everything will go well! God is Good! (((HUGS)))

Karen said...

thank you for posting Melanie! I am so excited for you guys! the one visit before court is hard...and harder for you guys because it has been sooo long! We have been praying all day and Derek told he was was praying like crazy when he was running today!

Just remember that God is with you and He has already gone before you on this! Stand confidently in His truth tomorrow and we will be praying on this side of the ocean. I don't know how I will sleep...you either:):) But you better..haha! Much love!!! Can't wait for word!