Tuesday, May 31, 2011

More pics

Old playground

Construction pics

Construction update

These were tile walls earlier in the day

I don't have many pictures because I didn't take my phone with me to the orphanage to work but we are building a new playground, totally gutting a bathroom (pictures above) and reinstalling new fixtures and finishes, finishing another playground they started last year and putting siding on a newly constructed porch.

The girls have been able to play with many kids, many who just loved to be held and would say 'nyet' when they tried to put them down.

It was a very physically draining day but everyone was in good spirits and played a ukranian favorite afterwards, UNO.

More later...

Monday, May 30, 2011

Mommy and Daisy happenings

Saturday evening, we went to Dongbo and Callie's wedding. This is a picture of Daisy sitting in the courtyard of the church.
 Our friend Sher was in town for the wedding. She's currently in the Peace Corps, stationed in Ethiopia. This was her first time back in the U.S. in 21 months...she left just a few weeks before Daisy was born. She was so excited to meet Daisy and it was wonderful to catch up with her.

Here's a picture of us and the groom... we are so happy for Dongbo and Callie.

After the wedding, we headed towards Mechanicsville to spend some time with my family while David was gone.

Here are a few pics from our visit so far:

Daisy snoozing

Daisy and Asher getting a wagon ride

Daisy and Asher being silly

Memorial Day cookout at Mema's in Tappahannock

Daisy getting into the pool... she wasn't sure how she felt about it

Another pic of Daisy in the pool... this is about all she did while in it
That's about it for our exploits so far... lots of time with family, which is helping to distract Daisy and I from thinking about missing Daddy. Only a few days to go!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Forced famine

We visited the forced famine memorial today

After attending a large conference that almaz (the church here in Ukraine) was hosting.

And a reminder of my little girl at home...

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Mommy - Daisy time

David is on a mission trip in Ukraine this week (in case you hadn't figures it out from his posts so far). That means it's mommy & Daisy time.

Our last family picture before Daddy left:

Last night our friend Annie came in from out of town. She and Daisy read books together this morning.

Here's bathtime last night:

And this was from Thursday after we said bye to Daddy:

We've been playing and trying to stay distracted because we already miss Daddy so much.

We'll see him soon, though.

Breakfast of champions...

Or Americans

Quick pics from the Sanitorium

Welcome to the vacation place of the rich and famous... 30 years late!

Friday, May 27, 2011


The first thing outside of the airport ... Nothing that says welcome to Kiev... At least that I could read!!!

Sasha! (our ride and host!)

In Moscow

Free wifi and a super nice clean airport... Short layover before our flight to Kiev... And I found a random hokie

She's wearing a vmi shirt but she went to tech and is headed to Kiev!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Moon 'bouncing'

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And this was meant to be a picture but it's a video. Daisy has really taken to Jorie.

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Choo choos!

I love looking for choo choos with my uncle Steve

And aunt Jorie

Friday, May 20, 2011

30 wks, ODB, road trip

This morning we had our 30 week checkup. Everything looked good and mini-chinny definitely was trying to move away from the heart doppler.

Afterwards, we of course went to Our Daily Bread for breakfast. This time we had Daisy with us since we were leaving town shortly afterward.

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Now we are on the road to Richmond to see our dear friend Rachel graduate from medical school!!!

Daisy is napping...

More later!