Today was a good day all the way around. We bought more minutes for the 3G modem so I can post some pictures! Our first visit with the kids went well and as you can see by the first two photos, Roc kept her word to herself. She played with not only our kids but ALL the kids. I think the caretaker LOVED it!!! Gave her a break. It started out by two little ones coming over to are little area where we were playing with our kids. They wanted to see us and what we all had in my big bag of GOODIES!!! Which by the way Dani LOVES to dig through! Then the caretaker came to get them but they really were not listening so Roc asked us if she could bring them back and play with all of them. We told her to go for it!
So here is Josh. Funny, loves to laugh, LOVES to climb, loves to chew! Poor thing has had two surgeries and still needs more. All on his cleft palate. Heart is healthy. He has some sort of chest deformity but not sure what they are talking about. It is hard to get things through translation and the quick go through files that they do. So obviously he will be checked once home with all the other kids. His look reminds me of a little old man and I just LOVE it. Ken and Roc think I'm crazy but I just think he is soooooo cute!!!
Diana, pronounced Deanna, is a sly, sneaky, precious, so cute and tiny! She is tinier than I thought she would be. She just didn't look that small on the RR site. She is LOUD!! She loves, loves, loves balloons and banana's! She thinks she can do anything without any help like pour water from a big water bottle to a little water bottle. Didn't work out so well for her. She also loves digging in my bag of fun stuff but always ends up with a balloon, or 10. She is very patient with Josh and Luke. She is in the same group as Josh so they get along well.
And now for Luke. He has changed so much just like all of you said! He loves to wrap are arms around him. It cannot be just one hand/arm, but BOTH. He loves to stomp and jump up and down. He really likes it when Roc brings him inside. The gentleman who sits and lets people in and out is very nice to us and told Roc that she is more than welcome to bring Luke in to play if she wants. Roc brings him inside to a room where no other kids are. In fact no kids have been in that building at all since we have been there. We think they use it for the plays and stuff that the kids put on. Anyway, she brings him in there to a room that has hardwood flooring. She stomps and dances all around him and he just laughs and giggles at her! While she is doing it he is clapping and having a ball. Then of course when she stops its his turn! He just stomps and smiles.
Luke also has some sort of deformed chest that they talked about? He does have heart issues that have to be checked and one of his kidneys is in the wrong place?
It took us a little longer with Luke but we can see it slowly happening.
We have are meeting with the head of the authorities to ask us the questions of why once again. This is, we think, the last piece of paper before we start with Dennis. Some confusion with Yulia and our facilitator down here but we will find out tomorrow.
Thank you everyone for your advice, well wishes, hopes and prayers!!! We are not even half way through all this so keep them all coming!!! You don't know what it means to us! It helps so much!