We didn't update the blog yesterday because Tim was sick. I got a stomach bug and he got a flu bug. Thank goodness we weren't sick on the same day. I'm so glad I brought prescription medicine from home. My stomach hasn't been the same since I got sick and Tim is still on the mend. Needless to say, I'm cautious about what I'm eating. The people at the restaurant are so nice to us. They made Tim special plates of food that I could bring up to him yesterday because he was too sick to go down and eat. Last night they delivered hot tea and coffee to our apt.
We were so disappointed that we had to cancel dinner with the director last night. We hope to get another invitation before we leave or on our second trip when we come back to get the kids. Instead of a fabulous dinner with the director and her husband we laid on the couches and watched Bird on A Wire dubbed in Russian. It was very exciting especially when Tim tries to imitate the the guys dubbing it in Russian with his fake Russian. We didn't get to see the kids yesterday either.
We went to see the kids for only an hour today because Tim still isn't feeling well. We had a great time and it actually made him feel better. M came in with a small nintendo game. He said it was a friends. So pretty much we didn't speak to him today:-). O and I tried to have a conversation, but it goes something like this. Me: I'm so happy to see you today! We couldn't come yesterday because Pop was sick. O: yeeeesss mama. O: something in Russian I don't understand. Me: Da, Da (yes in Russian). Then I get out the translator and my books and we start over. V watched M play the video game. Y and K came by and Y was able to talk to Natalie for a few minutes. Natalie, he was wearing the Texas A & M Jacket you gave him when he was here. Those Aggies recruit world wide:-). There are several kids in the orphanage with Aggie clothing. June and Dennis, K is looking forward to talking to you tomorrow.
We didn't have a translator today until right before we were leaving. Our facilitator/translator met us at the orphanage to tell us he got our train tickets for Thursday night to Kiev. We will arrive in Kiev around 8:30am on Friday. That means we have to rush a bit on Thursday because we have court at Noon and other things to wrap up before catching the train around 5:00pm. After court we will find out what date we need to be back to pick up the kids. It will probably be around March 7-10.
So, if everything goes well and we have no surprises we should be home Sunday night Feb. 24th. I'm waiting for our travel agent to send me a confirmed itinerary.
FOOT! Only 2 days 'til court!
Da Zaf-trah (until tomorrow),