I've mentioned how much Nadia enjoys the music room. Here are some shots from yesterday afternoon. Thankfully, the room was available because it hit 100 degrees here yesterday!!! We always take a blanket in with us because it is looked down on to have the children down on the actual floor. We stay on the lookout for workers passing through the room because we just can't keep this girl in one place. :)
Thinking about her next move.
Another use for the blanket which Nadia loves--especially when the cooler air reaches her face!
This is her reaction when the wind hits her face. Ahhh...pure joy! Pretty cheap toy huh?
She'll just plop down and lay down on her back (sometimes bonking her head in the process).
Running around and throwing the ball is still her favorite music room activity! This little shirt was one they already had on her. Most times they bring her out to me in just her underwear and then I put on the outfit I brought for her to wear. Unfortunately, one of her outfits has gone missing (from the first day). Since then I've learned to hand her back in just underwear as well. :)
After our visit to Nadia we went to Vova and Marina's house for a barbecue. They have 2 children and as I mentioned before, Vova is the Dean of Students at the Bible College. He and Marina are believers so it was so refreshing to be with other Christians and enjoy a more "typical" night--a nice home away from home experience.
Vova's grill--a Singer sewing machine base and a home fabricated grill. He and his son loaded up the grill with dried fruit branches which soon became the fuel to cook our delicious pork kabobs. Yummy!
Can I just tell you how excited our boys were to be in an actual backyard, with grass, where they could play and not be cooped up in a hotel room.
Both boys have really been missing kicking their soccer balls around so this night was just what we all needed in so many ways.
Even though Allen is watching the Futbol Channel around the clock, he still can't get enough! Look how excited he was when he realized they had a soccer ball!!!
We had some really neat conversations as the night closed in as well as some yummy ice cream and chocolates for dessert. Vova and Marina were very interested in our adoption story. It will be interesting to see how God uses the seeds planted tonight in their future. :)