Monday, June 05, 2006

We all need a Sunny Day

We had our usual day today, two visits to the orphanage. Our morning visit went well. Nate and Alayna played in the balls and on the swing. Everyone in her group had at least 3 or more pigtails in today. They all just crack me up. Our afternoon visit wasn't a time to remember. When we arrived we went to get the kids as usual and Alayna was sleeping in Nate's room in the bed next to him. The care givers were so funny. They brought us in the room where they were sleeping and of course we had to take a picture. Once they woke, our day went down hill. Alayna wanted nothing to do with anyone, as with all the kids. It rained here all day so they were stuck inside. Trust us, there is not much to do inside. Creativity is key at that point. I think all of the parents were going stir crazy inside. Nate was the only one in the bunch who kept on laughing and running around. There are two families leaving tomorrow to go to Almaty for the last few papers to be signed. They have been here since the end of April. Congrats to them. One husband said that when his plane lands in Washington he is going to kiss the ground. He is so ready to go home. Our kids will officially be home on July 7th if all goes as planned.


At 4:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was the real parent test, kids stuck in the house with nothing special to do, I sure your sense of creativity will improuve with time, Good luck Jacques

At 8:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chandler & Alyson,
I've finally gotten to your website, and I can't tell you how touched I am by your entire experience. Last week I was watching A Baby Story on TV and it was about a couple adopting 2 children from Kazakhstan! Since I didn't have your website address yet I was very interested to see the country and how the adoptions work.
Alayna and Nate are beautiful - congratulations!!! I haven't had a chance yet to read through the whole site, but I'm looking forward to it. You must be very much looking forward to bringing your children home, and having them meet the rest of the family! I am so happy for all four of you, and look forward to reading all about your amazing journey. Take care, and give the kids a kiss from me!
Love, Melissa & Patrick

At 10:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey guys,
From the north country, I know how you feel, we just got over a week's worth of the wet stuff, and it is a definate call for creativity! The pictures are a great source of personality... the princess vs. the jester! What fun! We love you all...many, many, hugs & kisses to you...
Tracie, Mike et. al.
Abby and Alex are so happy their special prayers to God for Aunt Alyson & Uncle Chandler worked!

At 2:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, those rainy days and how quickly Moms and Dads have to turn in to magicians! Despite the rain, Alayna and Nate's smiles seem to get bigger and bigger! "My plan for your future has always been filled with hope." Jeremiah 29:11
Andrea Anderson

At 8:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you pass the time away on a rainy day? Sing happy songs,hide and seek, duck duck goose and the list goes on. Don't worry those "rainy days" will be over soon and your family will be HOME where it will always be sunny!


At 9:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello, hello,
I love your pictures and your postings everyday. I look forward reading your adventures. Sorry that I have been a slaker in writing everyday. We think of you all often and can't wait for you ALL to be home. See you soon. Love ya Kate and Eddie


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