Ah, the birds are singing, the sun is out and the band is playing...er, what? That's right, folks. There's building that has a shared brick retaining wall with the orphanage. And this morning as we were playing with Eli Maxim, a band started playing in the parking lot of that building. We can't take Eli Maxim out of the orphanage just yet, so when we took him back to his groupa, we investigated. Yep, we saw a tuba, flutes, the whole 9 yards. Just sitting on chairs playing music for everyone in the surrounding area. It was really nice.
Yesterday morning I wasn't feeling well, so I didn't go with Dave to visit our boy. I wondered how he would take it. I was feeling fine in the evening, so I went to see him. He was way beyond excited to see me and gave me two of the biggest hugs a 3 year old has ever given me. It was so sweet. Then he proceeded to hit me. Child, don't you know there's nothing you can do to change the way I feel about you? Baring it! He's actually settled down with the hitting. It's nice.
Last night we went to a restaurant with a wonderful couple from Virginia. It was a cool place, and we were sooooo excited to eat real food. We each had a salad, and I had chicken stuffed with apples, garnished with peaches and a plum sauce for dipping. Mmmmm, it was so good!
There's a couple from Texas adopting a boy from Eli Maxim's groupa. We're excited so many Americans are here! (OK, so maybe I'm a tab bit more excited than Dave)
What else, what else...not much else is going on. I'm tired. Igor is back. We ran around today signing and gathering paperwork. Some of it goes to Kiev on a train tonight, and some of it stays here. Some of it comes back from Kiev, and some of it stays there. Very confusing for me. Glad to know Igor knows what he's doing! I'm not sure that we'll have a court date this week...it's looking more and more like next week is more likely.
Oh, and one of the papers we got showed that Eli Maxim's siblings are not available for adoption. They are living with family, although I don't know the details.
Guess that's it for now. I'm hitting the hay soon Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz