Here are some pics from today! Here we are coloring... this is the first time we've taken crayons or coloring sheets, but decided to try it. Yes, they tried to taste them quite a bit, but after they realized they tasted gross and you could color with them.... it was lots of fun!
Grace and Papa are still coloring. We are about 100% sure poor Grace needs glasses. She gets SO close to everything. Faith and I had decided to blow and pop some bubbles!
While we were playing, I asked Faith for a kiss... and this happened! YES! Her lips are puckered and she is kissing back! Both girls say KISS (in English) and actually kiss back.. Not bad for 8 days! I can even say..."Go Kiss Papa" and they will follow my command. They also will hug and know when I say... "hug Mama, hug Papa" and they come running (most of the time.. ;))!
Along with the crayons we took a sheet of stickers today... I had thought that they'd like sticking them on their papers... What was I thinking? It's much more fun to stick them all over yourself as well as Mama and Papa... they just laughed and grinning and played with us and these stickers! It was a GREAT distraction and fun time! I will be finding MORE stickers around here! :)
Oh Faith... isn't this precious??
Oh Faith... isn't this precious??
Papa was CRACKING up at Grace... she stuck one right over her eye... and was CRACKING up at herself... so cute!
Faith decided Papa needed some on his face as well...
I LOVE THIS PICTURE! You can see the love on our faces as we look at both of them... and they are grinning! LOVE IT!! Gotta love those adorable noses as well... covered in stickers! :)
I had just fixed Faith's hair (she loves it sticking straight up!).... and she was looking at herself in the mirror saying, "pretty"... Grace was playing ball with Papa.. "READY, SET, GO!"
Thanks for all the prayers for Faith. She appeared to feel much better today. PTL!
After we got back to the apartment, we decided to walk around for a while. We walked to Krendals for lunch, and ran into Svetlana. It's always nice to accidentally run into someone you know... LOL! That is the 2nd time we've ran into her in public... not planned! We walked around for a while.. but, headed back quicker than I really wanted.. because of Phil's back. He is feeling LOTS better, but trying to take it really easy to hopefully really let it heal.
Praise Report Number 1 and 2: 1) Faith is better! 2) We get to bond on Monday and Tuesday.... remember I asked for prayers specifically for this... Nov 15 and 16 are holidays here and we didn't know if we'd get to bond or not. We found out today that we do get to bond. They are just 'financial holidays' and it won't affect us!!! PTL!!! We will complete bonding one week from today! YEAH!
PLEASE keep praying for the quickest court date in Kaz. history! God can orchestrate it... someone can cancel... or somehow/someway there can be a court date available VERY quickly! PLEASE pray for God's will and that we'll go before the judge at the perfect timing... for his heart and our favor!!!
We don't go to the babyhouse tomorrow.. on Sunday.. so we plan to explore some more around town... and just have a slow day. Honestly on the days that we go... I then spend quite a bit of time uploading pics and writing on the blog... as well as responding to emails, etc.
PLEASE know that we are loving all the support and love... and if we're not responding... please know we will... and we are trying. The internet sometimes continues to throw us off unexpectedly... so sometimes I just give up and walk away. PLEASE keep sending emails, FB messages, and comments!! We love and reread EVERY SINGLE one several times!! :) It's become a fun game to see how many messages we have when we get up every morning.. starts our day with love and prayers... and we feel them!! THANKS SO MUCH!
We are going to decide on bedroom stuff for girls.. and maybe register online if that's available tomorrow.. I'll post details of that tomorrow!
Oh.. one more thing... I traced the girls feet on paper then measured them here at the apartment.
Faith's is 5.11 inches
Grace's is 5.51 inches
We only had a cm ruler... so we converted that into inches! Can someone measure their kids /shoes and let me know what US sizes they think they will need?
Have a GREAT Saturday.. and know that we love everyone of you!