What a whirlwind it has been, as all adoption trips seem to be. We arrived to EE by way of Frankfurt on Sunday afternoon. The driver we love, Nico, was at the airport to get us, along with another adopting family. We cleared customs just fine, not a question was asked which is different from last time, and our luggage was the first off the conveyor belt! so glad it arrived with us! So, off we went.
First we exchanged some money and bought a few groceries, you know the staples- water, coffee, chocolate..... :) and Nico got both our families set up with a cell phone to use while in country. Then it was off to our apartment in the big city! We stayed in a totally new place this time, but still not too far from the buffet we ate at and loved last time we were here. Great food, cheap prices. Really wish they had a restaurant like that one at home!
|Outside our apartment in the city|
|Luda's referral picture|
|Vanya's referral picture|
|Mama, Papa and Schuyler having cappuccino after getting our referral|
|We got to visit the infamous Roshen store while in the big city, along with our friends the Dewberrys. Here are Schuyler and Kolya out front, and below is a picture of one of their gorgous window displays.|
I had been so afraid if letting them down, of getting their hopes up and then something happening and us not being able to follow through, or the country shutting down again, who knows what. But I am just so glad that I can say I kept my promise. Yes Luda and Vanya, you are coming home to your family. Yes, we are going to be your Mama and Papa. You won't be alone anymore!
|Vanya and Papa!! Love this boy!! (and that guy too) ;)|
|Vanya trying hard to do a Tangoes puzzle|
|Yulia and Luda! Amazing young ladies!!|
|Sweet A who also has a family in NC coming for him!!! We got to deliver a little care package to him from his Mama and Papa! :)|
|Making paper airplanes and throwing stars with a kind and sweet 14 year old boy.|