Some quick Russia updates. Congrats to my new blogger friends Ken and Gloria who have safely arrived in Vlad to meet their new duo. They are traveling to meet a sibling set (boy AND girl!) north of Vladivostok. In a FUNNY turn of events, they reported on their blog yesterday that Little T's photo montage card is hanging on the wall in Scary Tatiana's office in the MOE. More on "Scary Tatiana" here (for those that may not remember her!!). Too funny! For trip #2 I brought some gifts for the folks who "helped" along the way including some chocolates for Scary T. My other thought was to help future Lighthouse/LSS families!! Apparently she liked it! I also made picture thank you cards at Shutterfly and added (in Cyrillic) inside "Thank you for taking such good care of my daughter" for the baby home workers and "Thank you for helping me find my daughter" for the LSS team/Scary T.
Finally congrats to another new friend Pam who will be headed to Vladivostok to meet a special little girl. I am not sure if Pam blogs, but I'll have to find out. And FINALLY, Joanne and Roger who are headed to Moscow to meet their future two kidlets! I am super excited for both of you. Some people have asked if after "completing" T's journey home and the official part of the adoption if I experienced "post-adoption depression". I don't think I have. She's kept me so busy and I really enjoy being part of other families journeys, so right now I am living vicariously through Joanne & Roger, Pam, The Ross's and the Knight's!
Last, I would be shirking my responsibilities if I didn't provide a T update. She's a total stitch. Her swing set is up and she LOVES it. She's also a huge "face-maker" and makes the best faces. I think this partially started in Vladivostok with Aunt Rhonda and mom, but Gramma also has encouraged this game and honestly it's too funny! Her newest face is what I am calling her "WHAT THE?" face. She makes it typically when she's eating and something new surprises her. I can't really say "something she doesn't like" because she basically eats everything. But if something shocks her she makes the funniest face.
The "What The?!" Face...