Aww.... getting off topic. So we went to the supermarket today to pick up diapers, a few groceries, more bottled water and some chocolates. We bought a big box of chocolates to take the caregivers this afternoon and some champagne we will take them probably the day we take Mina out of the orphanage. There are 5 caregivers in her group and 5 nurses.
The chocolate here is AMAZING!!! I haven't tried a single one yet that wasn't absolutely wonderful! I seriously want to buy a lifetime supply of chocolate while we are here. Family don't worry we will be bringing back lots for everyone to try :)
So when we brought Mina back to her room today Rostik talked to one of the caregivers for us to find out how many are in Mina's groupa so that we can buy them gifts to take. While she was talking to Rostik the same little boy came up to the door. I knelt down and he just reached out and grabbed ahold of both my hands. He just stood there looking at me holding my hands for a minute before they came and pushed him out of the way. He is soooo precious!! Poor boy! I want to find him a family so badly! He is so sweet and precious! Anyone back home thinking about adopting~ I've picked out the perfect little boy for you :) I also saw Toby today (little boy listed on RR who is waiting for a family to adopt him) He has DS and he is absolutely adorable. He was sitting in the little walker. I figured Mina pretty much spends a lot of her time laying down because you can tell from her inability to sit up and her bald back of her head so as soon as we brought her in the room sure enough they took her and laid her directly down in the playpen. I really wish they sold bumbos here. That would help so many kids learn to sit up and I would buy several of them to take to the orphanage. We went to a baby shop the other day to see if we could find anything like that and no luck. All there baby stuff here is sooo expensive. Way more expensive than back home. Rostik was saying it's because if you have a baby they just expect you to have enough money. Strollers where around $250. Ride on toys that are around $30 back home where $70 and a little floor playmate that back home sells around $35 was $75. So for them this stuff is extremely expensive because they make so much less than we do. Rostik said an average income for a good worker is around $200-$250 a month. That's why they are all so skinny and don't eat very often. Most Americans spend the amount they make a month on groceries alone if not more.
Sorry I know I am jumping all over the place.
We are still not sure on our Court date yet. It is still supposed to be tomorrow or Wednesday but Marina says she doesn't know for sure yet so we are still waiting to hear. It kinda stinks because regardless the 10 day wait will be up over a weekend which means we will have to wait 3-4 days extra to get her birth certificate because the office is closed on Monday. So either day the court date is set it won't make a bit of difference on speeding up the process to get us back to Kiev to finish up everything.
On the way to the orphanage this morning
Love the many facial expressions
Hope she doesn't enjoy this new found freedom of no seat belts too much because that freedom will be taken away from her very soon once we're back to the US and oh how thankful I will be for that freedom to be over with. Then she'll have to stay in her seat and we won't have to tell her 50 times :)
She loves this vibrating toy. She always wants it in her mouth on her gums. We brought her 2 different vibrating teethers but she can't apply enough pressure to get either one of them to work yet.
We couldn't get Myla to join us in the pic... she was to busy playing on the slide.
That is Mina's foot in her mouth. She is quite flexible. LOL
So a couple more things about Mina. She always watches Myla everytime she eats and wants to eat what she has so badly. She will reach and squirm every way she can to try to get to it but of course we can't let her have any because we would get in trouble. I keep telling her soon very soon we will feed her some yummy food. She always seems so hungry. Mina is also getting more and more spoiled each visit she want's daddy more than mommy and she hates it when you go from standing to sitting down. The ergo baby carrier will really be wonderful once she is out of the orphanage. I'm not sure if it would be okay to use that there because other families have been told that the baby carriers hurt the babies and they don't want you to use them. So we haven't tried it.
Ok I think that's all I can think of now. Sorry this post is so jumbled and jumping all over the place :) Thank you all for your continued sweet comments! We are glad you are enjoying the pics and videos! Tell you more soon!