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Kiev, don’t cry!

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It rained tonight. Maybe they were tears because we’re leaving? :)

We went to get the visas at 2pm today and met several adoptive families at the Embassy. The Hoffmans were one of them and their daughters Elaine and Lisa entertained the twins. Isabella was shy at first. Isaac on the other hand was his usual flirt…errr..self! It was quite comical to see these two teenagers exhausted running around chasing Isaac, while he was just getting warmed up. Now you can appreciate what I had to go through these last weeks and I’m no teen! Thanks a lot for your help and your nanny services are always welcome ;) Too bad we couldn’t capture any images of the activity while there.

We got back to the apartment and I prepared some food for the kids, gave them the usual bath a bit earlier, played around a bit (daddy the monster chasing the kids…my apologies to the neighbors below) and put them to bed by 9pm. Yep, they complained and cried, but were asleep within a couple of minutes. It was a tiring day for them with no afternoon nap.

So now we’re almost all packed. I just have to take a nap before waking up around 6:00am, take a shower, finish the last bit of packing and make them some breakfast.

Alas, this will be the last post from Ukraine. It has been an absolutely wonderful adventure that we will never forget and will cherish forever. We have loved interacting with the wonderful people of Ukraine; always very nice, gentle and helpful. The whole experience was just perfect and we enjoyed it so much that it might not be the last. I’m sure the upcoming years of parenthood will be challenging, but we knew that already. Do svidaniya, poka!

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MamaPoRuski said...

So glad you got to meet the other adopting family, you will always reminisce together your time in Ukraine. The bad memories will fade and be replaced by good ones. Godspeed home!

adopting2fromUkraine said...

YAY,YAY,YAY!! I know it's been a loooong trip for you. I'll be in touch when we get home in three weeks(??)

Karina entertained a baby boy when we were at the Embassy getting her visa.

Have a safe trip!!

June

The McEacherns said...

Have a safe (and hopefully tantrum-free) trip home! Good luck and Godspeed!

Brigitte said...

I am so glad you are coming home! I hope the plane ride went well and you are still sane after bringing both kids home! You are brave! Love to the new family of 4! I will call you once things have settled down so we can chat!

S and T said...

Dave and Lori,
once you get settled in and have time to bond as a family we want to come by and say hello. Sharon

Dave Baldacchino said...

Thanks all!! We've made it back just fine. I've been busy so I haven't updated the blog yet. The kids LOVE the pool! Can't get them out hahaha. They jump, go underwater, swim...all without training. Amazing stuff.

Sharon, we'd love to have you over or meet somewhere. We'll be in touch :)