Day Two – Monday

We went to the orphanage today. It was a good visit with Kolya. He did not take long to warm up to us. We saw several smiles today, and he was more playful than when we visited in December. We don’t know if that is from him recognizing us, if he’s feeling better (he had a cold in December), or if two months of growing have changed him. We could tell he gained some weight (his face looked fuller). And he needs a haircut. :)

After the orphanage, we went back to the hotel for naps. We’re having a more difficult time with the jet lag this time. Both of us had trouble sleeping Sunday night.

We just got back from dinner (Moscow is 8 hours ahead, so it’s around 7 pm right now). We ate at the Hard Rock Cafe. Andrew had fun looking at the music memorabilia. Jennifer was a good sport. The food was good. We are in Moscow. We ate at an American restaurant. Both of us had Mexican food.

On Tuesday the plan is to return to the orphanage in the morning. We will visit with Kolya. The inspector from his region is supposed to go with us so she can see how we interact with Kolya. From what we here, it’s nothing too stressful.

We attached two pictures from today. Click on the thumbnail to see the larger version.

Kolya Close UpKolya sitting on floor


  1. mom said,

    February 27, 2006 @ 12:34 pm

    So good to hear from you. I’ve been having trouble logging on to leave messages. I had to get a new password. Shea and I are having a good day. I told him we’d go shopping and he could pick some things but he said he wanted to stay home.
    Guess what – all off Mechanicsburg Schools are off today because of an accident which took down some power lines. Robin said it’s being treated as a snow day.
    Dad is at Northgate. I’ll get Emma after school.
    Shea was eager to open his package as soon as he got here. Right now he’s saying he’s hungry.
    Keep us posted, we’re all eager to hear details.
    Love, Mom

  2. balloonpastor said,

    February 27, 2006 @ 7:39 pm

    It’s great to hear that things are going well. You are in our prayers! Jennifer – it’s great to hear you were a “good sport” about going to eat at HRC!!
    Blessings – Dave

  3. mom said,

    March 1, 2006 @ 5:19 pm

    From Emma:
    No fair! No fair! Ice skating!
    I just ate three pieces of french toast.
    My story is in the Cub Gazette – about the cat named Valentine.
    I like my squiggle writer.
    Beth, Adam, Shea and I are ready to go outside to play with Pop. We’d better go now because it might be bad weather tomorrow.
    I have library tomorrow.
    Shea is blasting our ears out right now.
    I hope you’re having a fun time. I miss you. I love you. Hope you love me.
    Love, Emma

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