Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or
slow to do the humble work.

- Mother Teresa

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I am the proud mom to 6 kids: Natasha, 24, Nikolai, 20, Reese, 20, Maylee, 14, Erik, 10 and Violet, 7. The kids come from Russia, Ukraine and China; I'm so proud of my family sometimes I think I'll burst and I needed an outlet for it - so I've created this weblog. :o)
If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
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Friday, August 7, 2009
Well, this is the FIFTH time I've tried writing this post, but the computer I'm working on... well, let's just say it's not mine. Our laptop, as previously mentioned, doesn't work here with the Internet, so we are using the computer in the flat where we are staying and Mark thinks it has a virus because it KEEPS erasing my blog posts!! I will do it this way: I will write short posts and readers will just have to deal with scrolling up all of the time. Sorry, but I'm sick of rewriting the same stuff!! (It's not saving anything, either) I'm also getting really tired, but I will try to write with the same vigor as I did when I wrote this stuff the FIRST time.

Okay: we have discovered something rather important: Simon/Sergei/Peter/Gabriel doesn't do as well in the mornings. Our visit times are right before lunch and nap and he is tired and cranky. Today he was just this way. We took him to the play room and expected our visit to be like yesterday afternoon's was. We sat him on the floor of the playroom and I rolled a ball to him, expecting him to start laughing. He screamed. A scream of, "I really, really don't want to be doing this and am soooooo frustrated!". It was short, but intense, and we quickly realized that he was NOT in the mood to play. So Mark held him quietly and he was content to do nothing other than just sit in Mark's arms and be held. Fine with us! Lesson learned!! He yawned and talked to himself and made clucking noises with his mouth and was very ready to go back to his room afterward. Poor little fella. No pictures.


Jane Smith said...

Oh dear! Poor little fella! I wonder if he doesn't sleep well at night and that's why he's cranky. Hopefully that will change and he can sleep well in his beautiful bed you bought him!

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