We had a wonderful morning visit with her and she sure livens up more and more each day and is getting so playful. She absolutely loves her sister and it is so precious to watch the two of them together. Myla adores her and can't wait till she can come home with us. She is ready for Mina to fly back home with her and asks everyday when that gets to happen. Very soon, very soon!! Tomorrow is our last visiting day with Mina!! Yay Praise the Lord! Wednesday we will get to go get birth certificate, passport paperwork completed, and bring our precious girl back to our apartment with us while we wait out the 4-5 days for the passport process and then head back to Kiev for about 2 days to finish things up to come home!! So we should be home hopefully within about 1 week if all goes well!
Today we got to feed Mina lunch. That was so exciting! The other couple got to feed their kiddos yesterday and today so when we took Mina back I asked them if we could feed Mina too and they let us! They don't give much time for feedings just about 15 minutes and then they come out and grab the children regardless of if they are done, strip them down to change their clothes, and put them to bed for nap. Mina ate so well! She ate her entire lunch. I wish I could tell you what it was but not quite sure... lets just say I wouldn't want to try it but it had meat, rice, potatoes, shredded carrots, and some sort of gravy. When the caregivers feed the children they just line them all up and go down the line with one bowl of food & 1 spoon (blah) and feed each child one bite then go back down the line. Mina pushes a lot of food out of her mouth with her tongue so it takes her a bit more attention to eat so that makes me think she doesn't get a whole lot to eat since they would then just start back down the line. I was shocked she was able to eat her whole bowl of food and that her little tummy could hold it all. Her tummy was sure bloated.
What a precious girl she is!! After our afternoon visit we went to lunch with Rob, Darla, and Julia to the awesome Ukrainian restaraunt we went the other day. The borscht there is wonderful and we tried some potato pancakes with meat, and Jim had a jug of meat, potatoes, and vegatables. It was yummy!
Daddy went and spent the afternoon with his girl and he said that she was so squirmy and playful this afternoon!! He got some adorable pics of her on our camera today I will have to try to upload and see if I can post any if our internet connection will be quick enough to do so.
Thank you all for following along!! We are so excited that very soon our little angel will be with us forever!