It's way too late for my sleepy head, so I'll have to add pictures in the morning.... sorry.
Day 18 - Monday the 26th
Monday was a good visit again with Shawna and Lindsay! Lindsay is really becoming more and more responsive to Lee singing to her.
We're getting more and more giggles out of Shawna, too. She is incredibly ticklish! So many times I'll just move my hand over her back or reach around her ribs to pick her up a bit, and she giggles because I've tickled her on accident. She has such a sweet, quiet little laugh!
Another adopting family has joined us here in the city. They are adopting from the same orphanage so we will be able to share the costs of the driver with them for most of the days we visit. We also get the chance to spend some time and make some new friends while we're our adventures here.
We were able to Skype back home and visit with all of our kids that way. We got to see them open Christmas presents at Grandma's house and that was special for us.
Still no official news on our court date. We'll let you know as soon as we find out.
Day 19 - Tuesday the 27th
Remember the movie Groundhog Day? I've read other families describe it, where you get into a new routine of life over here.
We get up each day, go visit the girls, we come back, find lunch, maybe venture out for dinner, stay up way too late watching Lost on the computer, and getting up and doing it all over again! But don't get me wrong... I'm not complaining one bit. We have a new temporary routine created, and it's kind of fun that it's one where we're together! At home we have our routines, but Lee goes to work, I stay home and homeschool, and we come back together for a little while in the evenings. Here, we're together the whole time. Now, maybe we are newlyweds once again, and maybe it will get old after 6 weeks, but we're having a great time! We miss our kids, A WHOLE LOT! But it's giving us a fun chance to hang out and do stuff together.... like getting totally sucked in to the prime time soap opera known as LOST. We have all the episodes on the laptop, so now we hurry home to watch and see what happens next! We've watched on full season in only a week! LOL!
Our visits today went well, as they usually do. Our driver tried again to see if we might be able to take the kids over to a visiting area in the big building. But, it was not to be. We learned that it is under quarantine for chicken pox. One of our girls has had chicken pox, and the other has not. We agreed we'd much rather continue to make due in the little entry way than risk chicken pox.
If you think of us, please pray that there might be a little sunshine in our weather. If it is sunny, the nanny's are more willing to let us take the girls outside in the strollers. We'd love to get them out for some fresh air once in a while.
We spent our afternoon helping out again with the orphan ministry team. We plan to go back and help them again tomorrow.
Have a wonderful day!