Monday, February 28, 2011

Day 18 (3 days down 7 to go)

7 more days!!!! 1 Week!!!

Had a good visit with the girls today. We played hard! And when I say we I mean WE! With Andrew here we were able to divide our attention and now it is just me, so they both are fighting and again when I say fighting I mean fighting lol for my attention. Little Ms. Johannah (as you can tell from the pictures) can be pretty sassy, and she likes to walk up and take stuff from Ellee or another little boy who is being adopted and she will take off running and when you go to take it back from her she just laughs. And she's so darn cute, you try not to laugh, but sometimes it hard not to because she just thinks it's so funny. Johannah will take something from Ellee or someone else and Ellee, being the mother hen that she is, feels she needs to discipline her. They are totally sisters. Again like I said they need to get outside they are ready, and they are getting so tired of that little room. Plus they are testing their boundaries, what is Mommy going to let me get away with lol   The girls were able to talk to their daddy again today. While Johannah was on the phone she kept saying papa papa papa, and Ellee kissed the phone! Aww :) They miss their daddy and so do I!!!

After our visit with the kiddos Christina and I came home and ate some lunch and then decided to get out and go to the outdoor market, because I still needed to find the girls some essential stuff for when I bust them out (hehe) and then their coming home outfits and stuff. Plus I had to go buy some groceries because Christina will be leaving in a few days to head back to Kiev and then head home shortly after that. Well just about everyone in the outdoor market (something like a flea market) was closing up so I didn't find anything there, but there was a little second hard store next to the market (grocery store) so we went in there and I was able to find a couple of little things I needed for them. After shopping at the second hand store and then grocery store we decided to head home but we took a different direction to see if there were any children stores or second hand stores on that side, and there were none. So we took the groceries back to the apartment and dropped them off and we decided to hop on the bus and head over to the indoor market (supermarket, and flea market combined) and see what all they had and a few things we knew that had that I wanted to pick up. And it was COMPLETE success. We got there and I was able to finish up the things that I needed to buy, and we were able to get on and off the bus where we needed to. We felt like complete champs being able to navigate around and find things we needed. After that we came home, and that is where we have stayed because even though it was a gorgeous afternoon nights get cold!!!

Please pray for Andrew his flight leaves at 6:45 am Kiev time. Anyone on CST that will 11:00 p.m. tonight for you. Please pray for smooth flights and get home safely! He is ready to be home, but misses me and the girls terribly. He can't wait for us to get home and be a family and I can't wait either!!!

I wasn't able to get a lot of pictures today because the girls were very busy which makes mommy very busy so here is what I got! Enjoy :)



7 comments:

Penny @ www.pennyspeeps.blogspot.com said...

sweet pics of those adorable girls! praying for andrew's safety. and you don't forget to rest too! sounds like they are wearing you out! hugs!

bbear~ said...

Awww....... Very touchy and give girls my hugs. I am so happy for you both .

Sarah said...

Ah, that sassy Johannah cracks me up! I just saw this post, which kind of answered some of the questions in my email I sent about five minutes ago. But write back anyway if you get a chance b/c I love hearing from you! :)

Lorene said...

Jen, you are an adventurous one! I hope you are compiling notes of restaurants, shops, locations, etc. because I'm gonna need all the help I can get!

Jennifer said...

I wish I could say I'm surprised that Ms. Johannah was swiping people's toys, but....I remember all to well about 6 months ago when she was swiping Milana's toys. LOL!!! She is a piece of work! Ellee is such the little Mama isn't she?? They are both darling! You are one lucky Mama and you have two amazing girls who are lucky to have you :)

mrsbullfrog said...

One week!!! 7 little days!!! You got this girl!!!! I'm so excited, I put you all on the prayer list at church...so many people are counting down with you Jen...

Shanti said...

Hi! Thanks for the blog comment. Congrats on your 2 *beautiful* girls! So exciting! I meant to add in my blog post that the author of that book has a VERY different writing style which I don't particularly care for, but there are a lot of great tidbits.