Just finished yelling at the 3 girls here, can you tell? They were hitting each other, screaming, etc. I threatened no presents. They were rethinking their actions and Alyona even hid under her jacket.
Made it in one piece! Reni, Summer, Nik and Alex ready to open presents.
Logan and Yana waiting on lunch to be served.
Alex, on the verge of meltdown mode. He held it together until the very end when we were leaving. He broke down in tears poor kid. It was just WAY too much stimulation accumulated over the last few days and he just couldn't handle any more.
Irina getting ready to open her birthday bag.
Alyona, enjoying the bow that Irina let her have. Irina has quite a pile to enjoy. She received some great bath items for her birthday and a storage box. A really nice one to put all kinds of items in.
Some of the kids waiting to open their gifts. They have to wait till everyone gets their gifts.
Summer is so excited and it shows. They're getting closer to opening them.
The girls are so ready to show off their new outfits. Fleece. My girls loft really soft things.
Can you spot the sensory overloaded one? Or, the one where noise is starting to get to him? I give them credit though, they held it together the whole time. We can go places with our kids but we always make sure we don't stay too long.
Everyone checking out their new clothes. Boys got fleece pullovers which have come in very handy in this area. Older girls got nice sweaters. Reni and Alyona got an outfit and Summer received a fleece jacket that is definitely her style.
Everyone trying things one. Kids couldn't wait to change.
I think Max had a bit too much to eat. He's about to pass out. LOL. Nik is showing off his jacket. While twirling his hair. A new habit he picked up for whatever reason.
Reni, very pleased with her new clothes that are just hers. When orphanage kids first get home, they long for items that are "just theirs."
Max, tossing the football around w/ his brothers. We take some outdoor toys w/ us as my kids need lots of activities and are kids that spend a great deal of time outdoors. Keeping them in for a given length of time is asking for trouble.
Reni, sporting her new outfit while riding the scooter.