Sunday, June 19, 2011

Bringing Dariya home: Happy Father's Day

Father's Day???  Nobody told me it was Father's day, I didn't get daddy a gift!
Happy Father's Day to you Pop Pop and to Jason!

Oh hugs, that is gift enough?  Love you daddy
We woke up to no internet service today. We realize without our outside connection to the world and especially Aidan & Alayna it gets lonely. We also missed our morning praise music and US news reports via K LOVE or Calvary 88.5 online.  We didn't get service back on until a few minutes before we were to leave for our afternoon visit.

We had been asked yesterday if we would buy a couple rugs for the groupa’s common play area. They take the kids outside until September 1st then they stay inside for their morning and afternoon play times (the times we are visiting) until spring.

We had about a 45 minute visit with Dariya and the older kids from her groupa. We played with bubbles and none of the kids knew exactly what to do with them (we brought some for each child on gotcha day, hope they learn to enjoy them LOL), we asked if we could give the boys peanut butter crackers, wow did they inhale them. Bless them they were so jealous of Dairya’s personal bottle of water. One little boy has taken a liking to Jason and was holding Jason’s hand to go up and down the steps.
Playroom with old carpet

After our playtime we left with two of the caregivers, Tamara (who speaks some English) and Oksana, to go to the market to purchase the rugs.

About 30-45 minutes later we were back at the orphanage, rugs in hand, playroom put together and were able to enjoy another short visit with Dariya before lunch. The groupa workers were so pleased with the rugs and thanked us tremendously for providing this to them. We already had given a $500 donation to the orphanage in with our facilitation fees so we were not required to do this but, we wanted to do something nice for the kids that will be left behind in this groupa and this is what they said they needed the most.

Tamara, Jason and Oksana happy with the new carpet
We are really enjoying our visits with Dariya.  We feel like she is already part of the family.  Since we didn't have internet this afternoon we worked on our speech for court (praying that happens this week).

I took Jason out to his favorite pizza restaurant to celebrate Father's Day, for a large pizza, salads, drinks and ice cream for $10.50 you can't beat it.


Deanna said...

I love reading your posts! The photos are so precious!

Cammie Heflin said...

Happy Father's Day Jason! So excited for your family! Can't wait till you guys are home so we can come and visit again!!!

Renee said...

Dariya's first Father's Day.....Happy Father's Day, Jason....Just beautiful, Rochelle, you have a beautiful family!

Cathy said...

Happy Father's Day to Jason, but mostly to Dariya. How blessed she is to not only have her heavenly Father, but now to have an earthly one too.

Lacey said...

What a great fathers day for your hubby, with his brand new daughter!

To Love Endlessly said...

Oh cute!!! I love that last picture of them walking hand in hand, precious moment! The rug you picked out looks great in the room. The little ones should love playing on that.

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Anonymous said...

so so sweet!! love the pics :)
Praying you hear about court soon!

j*e*n said...

Sounds like you had a good Father's Day. The new rug looks great - so much bigger, lots more room to play on a soft surface!