January 8, 2008 - Pictures

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.

15 comments:

Kayla said...

The girls are both very cute. That is so exciting that they will be home with you and your family very soon! Woo Hoo.

Kayla

Randy and Sheila said...

Thank you Kayla. We are very hopeful that they will be part of our family very soon.

Shelley said...

Sheila,
They are both beautiful! Are you getting excited yet?

Randy and Sheila said...

I'm excited, yes, but more overwhelmed by all that I need to get done before I go. I have already started to miss my kids! Michael has that long suffering look he gets when I hug him IN FRONT of his friends, so I must be hugging on him too much.

mommajeane said...

Vika shared your blog with me. We are the family who has adopted 5 children from Izmail. Our son, Luke is from your daughters' orphanage. Dr. Prechenko is the director and he was very nice to us. The girls are adorable. I remember Lera... she was a sweetheart. I will be praying for your trip. Email me if you like...mommajeaneb@aol.com.

Randy and Sheila said...

Thank you for your prayers and good wishes. I hope that your adoption journey continues smoothly. I see that Luke is a wonderful child with a great smile. Bless you for bringing him into your home.

AZmomto7 said...

Our very best to you, I am thrilled for you and your new daughters, you will hold them in your arms soon. I loved seeing their pictures, the sweeties.

Kris RR

Randy and Sheila said...

Thank you Kris. I am very happy that you are home safe with another angel to love on. Kara is beautiful! I love seeing the pictures of the sisters together. I hope my girls blend so wonderfully.

Charissa said...

What a lucky mama you are!! Your girls are all wonderful!

Randy and Sheila said...

Thank you. I am glad you like their pictures. I plan to post tons of them as soon as the adoption is complete! How's your stress level? 10 days til you leave, right?

Amy W said...

I can't wait until I see pictures of all of you with your girls!! What smiling faces there will be! They are both darling!
Amy

Randy and Sheila said...

Thank you, Amy. It can't be soon enough for me!

Christina said...

I can't imagine how excited you must be! The pictures of the girls are darling! I can't wait to see more -- with you holding them!

Christina from RR

Randy and Sheila said...

Thank you Christina. I hope to be posting those pictures very soon!

toxicity8669 said...

Hey Randy and Sheila,
Sharon sent me your site, and I think its great what your doing. Lena and Lera are so gorgeous, and Im so happy for you. I cant wait to see them, we will have to have a big party for them when they come home. Your in my prayers.
Love, Jenna