Here she is sleeping in Daddy's arms!
All the bites covering her legs.
After the mornings visit. Darla (from OK) and Julia (her translator) and I all walked down to the market up the street from the orphanage. It is like an extremely huge flea market. It was so so hot and only occasionally would we feel a draft of breeze. It is extremely crowded and lets just say you have NO personal space whatsover. Julia literally got hugged by some strange woman that wasn't watching where she was going. It is small spaces to walk and very crowded. I ended up getting extremely tired, dizzy and weak and had to sit down for a bit (or I should say squat because you are not supposed to sit down on the ground anywhere because they say it will make you infertile and the ground is no place for sitting).... although at the moment I thought I could just lay on the dirty ground I felt so bad. After I ate some protein and downed the rest of my bottle of water I felt better. We found a few things and then left to go to the City center (where lots of pics posted on previous blog posts have come from.) It is called the walking street where we go to most places here in the city. Thats where Myla jumps in the blow up toys, NY pizza is there, the fountains, etc. It's a busy area. So we ate lunch and then went to a mall and walked around some more. Not much luck in the mall cause everything is so expensive here as far as clothing and children's things go. I wasn't about to pay 1,000 grivnas for a dress.
After our full afternoon of shopping I rushed back to the apartment, came inside, talked to my mom a minute and then back out the door to head to the orphanage for the afternoon visit. By the end of the day I was so exhausted I made it in the door of the apartment and passed out on the couch I was so sleepy. Lots of walking in the heat and it sure wore this out of shape American out.
Here's a pic of the market... wish I had taken more pics to show you. We hope to go back one day when it is cooler.
Mina's new hat I found for only 10 grivnas (approx $1.25 USD) I like this hat... so cute!
She likes it too!!
Bought her some hairbows that have bands since she doesn't have much hair. The package of bows kept her entertained for close to an hour... she loved the crinkle of the plastic.
My pretty new bow!
Such a precious little princess! I just love that smile!!
Adorable videos. Mina loves making kissy faces now that she knows how! So cute!!!