I am counting down the minutes until I get to take the girls out of the orphanage. It should be next Tuesday. The weekends are tough because they don't count as days for the 10 day wait. Time is crawling by.
This is how I am going to carry everything when I travel home with the girls. Two kids in the front, and a backpack. I feel like a pack mule.
We look at this picture everyday. It lights up and the birds sing.
I got to see Nastya's crib.
I am meeting some really wonderful people here. Anya's mom sent me some home-made poppy seed rolls! My Grandma, who is from Slovakia, used to make the same kind. They were so delicious and I almosted cried, thinking of my family.
Yesterday, I had lunch with Anya and another friend named Inna. She is an English teacher. She is so sweet.
Doesn't this look fun?
While we were having lunch, there was a tv show on exactly like the "Bachelor". I was shocked to see the the "bachelor" was someone I recognized! He is the same guy who is also on "Dancing with the Stars" at home! I think his name is Maxim.
At lunch, I thought I would be clever. I thought sugar in Russian was similiar to the Spanish word for sugar. It is not!!! In Russian, it is a very bad word! No wonder people were staring at me!
Later, we went to another English club. The game we played was all about pretending to be a machine. Our group pretended to be a camera. It was really lots of fun!
I also got to meet two Americans who are in the Peace Corp and live here! They even came to the orphanage with me. It was so weird to hear English. I am really used to just tuning out the language around me since I don't understand it. However, I am learning to read Russian much faster than I can speak it.
Can you tell I am feeling fidgety. I spiked hair Moira's hair the other day.
See the book in the background about bubbles? I am afraid that if I read it again, my head may explode!
Safe in Mommy's arms.
There are stuffed animals lurking around every corner at the orphanage. They are starting to creep me out!