Feb 27th, 2008 Home Alone
Sheila and Grandpa have been crazy busy in Odessa trying to get everything done, so she hasn't had time to blog. They got Lera's birth certificate changed today(after a brief delay regarding what line was supposed to have our home address!) and can apply for her passport tomorrow. So if everything goes smoothly they should be able to make the flight next week on the 6th. It sounds like they have been having fun so far, Lera is all smiles and seems to be taking in everything with a wild eyed enthusiasm. She seems to be picking up english pretty well and can say Michael, Caelia, Daddy, Grandpa and anything else you throw at her. I've been able to video skype them a few times and see her...it's like looking at Caelia and I think Caelia is trying to figure out how she can be here with Daddy and see herself on the video with Mommy...too cute, I can't wait to get these two face to face!! And if you can believe this...Lera really likes to eat...she's definitly a Green...here is a cute shot of her at a restaurant...all smiles!
So your probably wondering what Dad's been doing this whole time...well the first couple days were a breeze, the kids have been having fun and have been well behaved. I've even managed to figure out how to use the washer and dryer! The last couple days have been rougher though...Michael has been throwing up after every meal and can't hold anything down and Caelia has the sniffles(thank god she's not throwing up too!!) The doctor said Michael had a stomach bug and should be better pretty quick. Lunch today so far has been pretty stable. Although I have enjoyed the extra time with them...I strangly feel myself wanting to go hide in my cubicle in the safety of my office...the kids snuck off while I was on the the phone with Sheila and came up from Michael's lair fully armed and ready for combat! All I have to say to Pam our babysitter is..be ready...they are coming tomorrow! After two days home caring for the wounded..Dad is going to work for sure if I survive the night! Boy, I miss my better half!!