Tim and I decided to splurge today and each get a computer at the internet cafe. It costs about $1 per hour:-). So there will be two separate posts today.
Marilyn, I have been meaning to tell you that I did have the Chicken Kiev at O'Brian's in Kiev before we left. It's exactly what June described. It was good, but I didn't expect it to be fried. Last night they served us boneless fried chicken and mashed potatoes. Tim was in heaven.
You can leave as many comments on the blog as you want. The more the better for us. We look forward to anything from home. We are in a small town in Eastern Ukraine. They have one main street. They do have a small super market that is half the size of a walgreens. They also have a smaller market where you can buy clothes, hats, bakery items, cokes, meats, jewelry, exchange money, books, strollers, cosmetics, etc. We are staying in a very central place that is close to everything. Everyone here walks everywhere. Even if it's freezing cold outside, people are walking up and down the main street. The orphanage is about 15 minutes away by taxi. They have a new pizza place that we like. We walk there and have tea and coffee or pizza.
We had a good visit with the kids yesterday. M was feeling better. Tim bought a plastic gun that shoots suction cup darts. It also came with hand cuffs and a army man figure. They would stand the army man up and shoot him down. V joined us today and we all had a good time. Everyone took turns shooting the army man, even O. We were able to walk around the court yard because the snow had melted and children were outside. There seemed to be one old bicycle that all of the kids shared. They made a line. The next in line would take the bike and ride as fast as he/she could around the courtyard then back to the next person in line and they would take off.
The children took us to their gymnasium and we ran in to the table tennis champ (Y). Yes, Natalie and Bill, your boy is the champ. Tim played table tennis with Y and V. M was not interested in the least. O wanted to take pictures of her friends and favorite teachers and caregivers. She LOVES the camera. M ran in to his best friend and wanted a couple of photos with him. V also wanted us to meet his best friend and take a photo of them. M and O made us each a gift in art class. I got a red sports car and Tim got a yellow tank. They are made of paper. I wish I could post photos so you could see them. They are very detailed and M was so proud to show me that the wheels actually turn on my car.
We will visit the kids today. Will post again tomorrow. Hopefully by tomorrow we will know more about our timeline here.
Becky, I hope you are feeling better.
Ladybug, say hello to everyone for me.