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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)
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Friday, August 7, 2009

(He's so cheerful in the afternoons that even with this scarf on his head, he's laughing!!)

Okay. I slept about 11 hours and I'm ready to start again this morning. Mark thinks that my picture files are so huge that I'm clogging her computer so after this post I'll erase everything from her hard drive and hopefully that'll clean it up a bit.

Here are the two guys enjoying their afternoon visit. Laughs galore, of course!!

Mark is insisting on staying the entire time, and insists that he can make the trip home with Peter alone. I have my doubts, but when Mark sets his mind to something, I'm learning that he really can do stuff. What I may do is fly to wherever they are connecting through when they get to the States and meet them there so I can help fly home on the final leg of the journey. When I suggested it, Mark melted and said, "That'd be soooo great...!!!" So that's the plan as of right now. Because of that, I am trying to let the two of them spend the most amount of time together (with me content to take pictures) so that Gabriel can get used to his dad and feel the most comfortable with him. I'll take my turn when they get home. PLEASE pray that this is the right decision!!!! I am terrified of leaving Mark alone in a strange country with an 18 mo./5 year old to travel 1/2 way around the world!! He seems comfortable with the idea, and hopefully with our facilitator's help he can do it. (but, YIKES!) This would be financially very beneficial to us, with having to pay for one less plane ticket, I can stay at work until they get home, and we wouldn't have to hire anyone to stay with the kids and dogs at home while I went back. With the orphanage donation surprise, we are going to be cutting it pretty short.

I got to meet some other RR kids yesterday and the caregivers graciously let me take photos! I will post them in another thingie so as not to jeopordize this one!!!

Mom, good luck finding the boys' camp in the morning!!! Start early to give yourself "getting lost" time. They will be FULL of stories, so be ready!!!!! Thanks for all you're doing to help!! We love you!!


Amy L said...

What a sweet pea!!! I love that big smile of his!! I think Peter and Daddy will do just fine. God will take care of them. But it's our job as mothers to worry, right? LOL! Have fun with your new little man!:)

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