Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Visits 2 & 3
Every day looks the same for us on this trip. We leave the apartment around 9:00. Arrive at the girls' orphanage at 10:00. Play until lunch. Kill time until 3:00 (when they get up from their naps) and then play for another couple of hours before heading back to Sofia. The kids have been very open to us and would be perfectly happy if we took them with home with us on Saturday. Unfortunately for all of us, that is not allowed. They will be traveling to the coast for a few weeks this summer so they are happy not to miss that. They are such funny girls. "N" is the oldest and very much in charge. She is only 18 months older than "M" but she lords that difference over the other two. "M" and "K" are 11 months apart and chatter at each other all the time. "M" is very sweet and generous, "K" is the spoiled baby. They all prefer to spend their days outside so today we sat outside and colored, climbed on the playground equipment, painted nails and played with play-doh. That playdoh has caused so many arguments! They each have 3 containers of it but they can't seem to keep from trying to steal their sisters' - especially "N" and "K". "M" is very picky about hers and doesn't want her colors mixed together (a girl after my own heart) but the other two have smooshed pink, purple, green, and orange in all sorts of
n asty fun ways. "N" was quieter today and was obviously torn between spending time with us and playing with her friends. We told her it was fine to play with her friends but she still stayed with us and looked longingly at them. Eventually one of the girls came up to where we were and she and "N" played for awhile across the playground from us - still within yelling distance for "N" and Mama and Taty. Tomorrow will be more of the same. We only have about 6 more hours to spend with them - boooo. We are praying that we are able to have court in July so that we can return hopefully in September. It will go fast, yet feel like an eternity!!!