Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A Picnic

In the open market right outside our apartment we are able to get potato peroshki for 2 grivna the size of a sandwich and as filling.  That is equivalent to about 25 cents.  They make a wonderful meal with some fresh cucumbers and tomatoes.
Here is a picture of our Big Boy with cream all over his nose and forehead after he fell when Rachel was chasing him.
He loves musical instruments.
Are these not the cutest pictures ever of Little One?  He can be such a ham.
And look-- he is sitting up!
Already he is blossoming before our eyes!
Big Boy listened when he was told to settle down.  He and John quietly played with toys.
Today we were invited to a picnic.  It was so much fun and a nice break from our everyday routine.
John loved jumping off the rope swing.
Here is John and Forrest.
In the middle of grilling hot dogs, it began to downpour.  The guy who runs the campground brought over these umbrellas for us.  Thankfully the rain didn't last longer than 10 minutes.
The pitter-patter of rain on the river was gorgeous.
We had a wonderful day at the river. 
Tomorrow John and Forrest are going back to the train station to return the ticket and get a portion of the cost refunded. 
Feeling a little down about the delay, but trusting God's perfect timing.  Now John will be here for my birthday and he will get in a few more Daddy visits with his boys before flying home.
We may also go back to the older kids orphanage for a movie pizza night with them.
Trying to stay positive. :)
Thanks for the encouraging comments.


  1. I'm so sorry to hear you're delayed. We certainly understand that! :) Hang in there. ((hugs))

  2. I am sorry for the court delay :( I am sure your big boy won't be disappointed. Enjoy the extra time you get to spend with John :)

  3. From one adoptive family to another, hang in there. You are on the home stretch! Keep your eyes on God and those precious boys. Soon you will be home.

  4. I love your outlook!!!

    Maybe it was meant for you all to have more "Vacation" time!

  5. I know that has to be disappointing about the court date. Your boys are just beautiful! To think how much joy they will add to your already busy and joyful family! Praying for you all!

    Also I too would love to help Sasha. He is fortunate to have done well for himself, but like you said, so many of these children do not have a support system and any little bit helps! It amazes me how inexpensive all the food is. Although I'm sure it is harder to come by in the winteri months.

  6. Wow, it sure rains a lot there! :) I'm so thankful that you have believers to fellowship with and hang out with. What a blessing! I'm glad you are staying positive and so thankful John will be there for your birthday!!


  7. Still praying for you! Love the umbrellas, in Seattle we grill no matter the weather :). Love, love, LOVE the pics of the boys!

  8. I was just going through my list of blogs trying to get rid of the links that were no longer available and I found this:
    I am pretty sure that the little guy in the 2nd picture down is your Alex. Maybe you have already seen it but I thought I would show you in case you hadn't. Cara Norby
    PS We are praying for you guys!

  9. That certainly looks gorgeous! What a lovely setting!

  10. Christine, praying for you all next Tuesday ....I just can not wait to see you all home!!!

    In the menatime your descriptions of the food make me drool! YUM! The river outing looks so fun too...

    Hugs and you are in my thoughts...
    P.S. the boys are just SO adorable!!!!

  11. Enjoying your boys and your updates! You guys always seem to have a great time no matter what!!!

  12. Hi! The boys are so cute and look pretty healthy and so friendly.The baby is pretty big ans so precious. Hope to hear about you being in America soon. Pat


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