I think we are close enough to traveling that we can share some of our favorite pictures. We have some pictures of the girls we hope to adopt, taken this summer when Wendy adopted Macey from the orphanage that Lera and Lena are in.
Lena is the oldest and she is wearing the baby bonnet. All of the children had very short hair for the summer. Izmail is very hot in summer. Lena's was exceptionally short and would not accomodate the puffy bows that are so very popular in their culture. Her expression reminds me of Michael. I think that perhaps she'll be a clown as well.
These pictures are of Lera. She was very nervous in the Nurses office where she has the puffy bows (I need to find out what they actually are called) but in the courtyard picture she was just coming over to say "I know you!" This is the picture that Michael is still convinced that it is Caelia and that he has been to that place.