Since I have resorted to talking about the weather, you'll probably detect that there's not much to report as far as updates. But alas, I'll do my best to entertain you for a few minutes more.
Alex's passport arrived on wait day 9. Not bad! Even better was that all of the original paperwork was returned on day 11 (I knew from getting Tatiana's passport that they'd likely be returned separately). Watch out world -- have passport, will travel!
Check out this big boy!
Speaking of growing up, Tatiana is having a good year at school. I am still debating our plans for school next year. Each report card that comes home essentially says the same thing - and confirms what I already knew: she's whip smart, catches on super easy, but struggles in the department of maturity. Curses to the late fall birthdays!! And 2.5 years in an orphanage doesn't exactly help matters in that department either. She's reading now and amazes me each week with what she's learned. I ADORE her teachers. They're awesome.
Showing mama the funny Groundhog for Groundhog's day on Starfall
This girl loves to read -- Sunday morning surrounded by books!
We're still counting down to our big trip this spring, but in the meantime, we're planning a quick trip locally to a hotel with a pool. Like me, I think Tatiana starts to get a little stir crazy mid-winter, so hopefully this will help clear out some of the winter blues!