Irina-- Without even asking, she decided she and Alyona were going to clean Alyona & her sisters' new room. Total organization. She didn't have to. Irina did it b/c she wanted to. Very thoughtful of her to think of her new sisters.
Yana-- We came home last night and found she'd taken out the trash, swept the downstairs and walked the dogs. Thoughtful of her to know we'd all be too tired after a long day & getting home late. She got home after her cross country meet. (her team came in 3rd! at the conference meet)
Just had to share. I'm really proud of the kids lately. there has been no sense of jealousy whatsoever and that will help to make the transitions much easier. Last night at church they told me all the kids came to her & said their brother and sisters are coming home. Let's me know they are happy about this and not jealous or angry or anything. Not a one of them! Now, that to me is kind of a shocker b/c I was expecting it. It is normal. We've done this before and experienced this before. Definitely helps to lessen the worry though. Lots is going on here at Chaos Manor. Trying to keep it all straight w/ lists and stuff. We are to leave in less than two weeks and nowhere near ready. Though this morning it looks like we have a driver to the airport. Now to get home from the airport. Slowly, we'll get there. Slowly. We've recently hit a major, major roadblock and will have to figure something out quickly. May ask for suggestions soon. For now, time to check the kids' school work and do a lecture on colonial times. And check the quick science experiment we did. Rest of the day Warren & I will be chopping off the list that is currently 65 items long. Just like each adoption before this, when we're on that plane headed towards our kids, this will all be a long past thought.