Thursday, June 01, 2006

Nate and Alayna's Living Quarters





Nate is in room #3. There are at least 10 other children in his room ages from 11 months to 2 years. He has about 4 different caregivers who rotate out. He seems to be happy with them, so it makes us feel more secure about leaving him for two weeks. They have a washroom with a shower, washing machine, and 4 little sinks. When we get there in the afternoon at 4 pm they are all waking up from a nap and sitting in a circle all on potty chairs. It is really funny to watch, as they are probably all wondering what to do. Nate is usually sitting on his as well but at least his parents bought him some pampers to wear. His bed is the 4th one from the window. It is so cute, reminds me of the seven dwarfs with all of the beds lined up. Nate has always been in this room since he arrived to the orphanage. Alayna arrived shortly after him and was put in room 3 as well. She then noticed her brother and continued to help care for him as she did before. As she grew she was moved to room #6. Her room is bigger with more kids in her age group. They have a large fish tank in her room with about 4 goldfish in it. We think that she is the boss in her room. Chandler has become a big hit in her room as well. They all call him papa. Her bed is the one next to the window with the character on the blanket. They have blue wallpaper with stars on it in their bedroom. Her big room has all the chairs lined up against the window. They both have nice caregivers and a clean place to stay. We showed Alayna pictures of us with the dogs and family yesterday and her expression was priceless. She took each picture and pointed to us in them. We are going to get a photo book to leave with her. Hopefully the other kids will leave them alone. Nate saw the pictures and wanted to bend them in any direction possible. She saw her new house and where their room will be. Christine, she pointed to you and I told her that you were her cousin and will show her the ropes. Only 4 1/2 weeks left until they get to come HOME!! Get ready everyone because they are wide open.

10 Comments:

At 4:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure of that you better advise the other family member of that! Dog's and cat! I believed their in for a surprise, after the initial adaptation period and overcoming the language barrier,hope to see you all sone.
Jacques

 
At 6:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It won't be long and you'll all be home as a family! We have never been so proud of the both of you.
Love, Mom and Dad Marcocci

 
At 8:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congradulations on your sucess getting the kids. I know you and your wife will make great parents. Those kids are very lucky to share your love.
Bill Stedem

 
At 9:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so excited for you both. Okay so we naad some sizes so we can buy these little ones some things. Time is flying by and it amazes me everytime I read your postings how wonderful this is. You are so blessed.

Nikki

 
At 9:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It looks like you've been enjoying your time there. Are the kids picking up anymore English? Do they call you Mom and Dad? Do you think they understand what's happening? I'm so excited and can't wait 'til Declan and I can visit and meet those two adorable children. I have friends at work who are wanting to pass along clothes. It looks like Nate's only a little behind Declan in size. Only 4 and a half weeks - time will fly by. Especially when you have to come home. You'll have so much to do in preparation for their arrival, it will seem like no time at all. Love you guys. I think about you alot and hope that you are enjoying and recording every moment so you can share it with the kids some day:)

 
At 4:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love the beds lined up. too cute. can nate say, go junior, yet? are you able to get any news from the good ol us of a? hot and sunny with about 1000% humidity. come on back. how much do they weigh? what sizes? favorite colors? lovemargodenniszoeaddie

 
At 4:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes time will certainly fly by until you are all home for good! It appears everyone is savering every moment at this time. Keep up the great updates and at this time Cassey has bagged the children about 6 bags of toys to get them started.

Crystal

 
At 5:26 PM, Anonymous Sara said...

Hi Alyson and Chandler,
I'm so happy for you. I just finished reading your web site. Your children are so adorable. I can't wait to meet them. Have a safe trip. I'm looking forward to hearing all your stories.
Love, Sara

 
At 7:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A and C!

Wow, I've learned if I don't check in daily, I'm missing a ton!! Have thoroughly enjoyed the last few entries about Kazakhstan, its people, Alayna and Nate. One, or both of you, is/are an excellent writer!It strikes me what an amazing, blessed adventure you are on. Thank you so much for making this an adventure for all of us, too!Smooch our new niece and nephew for us!!!Lots 'o love, Aunt Tina and crew

 
At 9:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"And we know that in all things, God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28 The smiles on your children's faces are moving beyond measure and you have put those smiles there! They are precious little people.
Sincerely,
Andrea Anderson

 

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