Monday, June 20, 2011

Bringing Dariya home: Here comes the sun...

UPDATE 8pm our time, please be in prayer for our judge, we have been assigned one who is not "adoption friendly" meaning she could delay our court date also our interpol clearances have not come in yet.  We are hoping for good news on Tuesday night (either a court date or a new judge.)

Dariya is in groupa #7 (entry door on the left)
It is much cooler today (thankfully) in the 70's.  But, just as we were heading out it started raining not a lot but, just a steady mist.  As I am writing the sun has come out and my crazy Englishman went to the market and was outside singing, "Here comes the sun..." I am sure our neighbors think we are nuts.

Father's Day - enjoying her first frozen yogurt.  She knows the MORE sign well! 
We had to exchange some money today so headed to our bank across the street from our apartment.  Well, what do you know, they don't exchange money??? What? 

We had to jump on the trolley to downtown and exchange there.  But, while we were there we were able to grab a nice coffee in one of the coffee shops.  The folgers singles leave a little to be desired. 

 We headed back towards home and walked to the orphanage for our morning visit, knowing we would have to stay inside in the hallway to play we took the laptop with us to see if we could entertain Dariya with a little signing time.
Hmm, what is this signing time?
She was interested for about 5 minutes then off to play.  Daddy entertained her with chasing her down the hall and hiding behind the big plants.  One worker walked by and said, "Mama" and patted me, Dariya then said "Papa" which is what they say for daddy over here (the word for uncle is dya dya which sounds like daddy).  The worker laughed and said, "ahh".  Don't let this fool you, she is ALL a mama's girl (but don't tell daddy).

We were also told off, kindly though, for opening the hallway windows to allow a nice cool breeze in.  Of course, I translated her words to mean, "if it isn't 300 degrees in here Dariya will get sick so close the window you silly American".  LOL

When we arrived home from our morning visit the cleaning lady had come and wow was our apartment sparkling clean (even nicer than when we arrived).

Hopefully we will have good news tonight from Luda about our court date, judge and interpol clearances.  Please keep praying for these specifics. 

We thank you SO much for all the messages and comments left, with nothing much to do while we wait for our visits and in the evenings we read and reread all of them.

She is very ticklish..

12 comments:

stephanie said...

Oh that giggle!!!! Just think guys, these are the sweetest days of her life. And she has no idea how much better it's going to get!
hugs! And prayers!!

Amy said...

Just so you know, I got yelled at for sitting on the floor in the hallway and letting Vera sit on it too. I also got yelled at for sitting on concrete steps outside and for letting Vera too. Anything people walk on is considered dirty and it's very bad to sit on it. Our facilitator told us we're going to get her in trouble. :)

RK said...

She is just so sweet... praying that court is soon and smooth and all are home and reunited soon!!

Cathy said...

Her giggle is such a beautiful sound!!! I will pray that you get your court day soon...very soon!!!

Cammie Heflin said...

Love love love the giggle!!! You are going to have an amazing amount of giggles when she and Alayna and Aiden get together! What fun!

Pat said...

Sounds like she is both a Mama and a Daddy's girl. She is so blessed to have a loving family to belong to. And then when she gets home she can have all the windows wide open and enjoy all the fresh air. Praying that your court date comes very quickly and you can get her home very soon.

charla said...

I just LOVE catching up with you all every morning. That smile and laugh are wonderful!

Elissa said...

Will pray this instant for the judge and the paperwork/clearances you need!

Elisabeth said...

I love Dariya's giggle! And I am praying for God to give you favor with the judge.

Zoey's mom said...

Sending love and prayers and,like everyone else,loving the giggles.

To Love Endlessly said...

oh Marissa is going to LOVE watching that video!! Will be praying that everything progresses quickly and easily.

The Annessa Family said...

Praying...

Brooke Annessa
www.theannessafamily.blogspot.com