Revelation 3:8 (New International Version)
I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.

The child is the beauty of God present in the world – that greatest gift to a family.” (Blessed Teresa of Calcutta)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Blog catch-up: Almost Home

On Oct 6th after Gotcha Day, I brought the kids back to the apartment to get them dinner and maybe give them a bath before the train ride. Well, no that didn't work out...the bath part. It started to get to cold and I was a little afraid of letting them go outside and yes "catching a cold". LOL I laugh because I could hear my mom say that. Benjamin already knew the apartment and my rules of "no touch" the TV antennas, stove, fridge and computer (that was not even mine). He was very happy to tell them what not to touch. Even though he could not say words his facial expression said it all. He also did the one finger "no, no" when Ian and Ellia were touching the computer. Earlier this morning, I had cleaned and packed all my bags for the train to Kiev. I made sure to make a "snack bag" and "diaper bag". I was going to keep them awake until we arrived to the train. Our train would depart around 2230. We would arrive in Kiev at 0630 the next day. At 2130 our taxi drivers (yes we needed 2 cars because of luggage and kids) arrived. They were terrific helping bring down all the luggage. We had experience with this elevator stopping 3 times already so we did not want that to happen with the children. Being on the 8th floor did not make it easy either.
I included some pictures of the kids at the apartment.

Not sure if I mentioned that there was no washing machine in the apartment. It was hand washing and line drying all the time. I did hang my pants on the line outside (just off the porch) and somehow they flew off the line down 8 floors!! Ugh I was so upset but they must have been picked up because they were no longer there when I went to go get them a couple hours later. Funny. Here are some pictures of the apartment too.