Tuesday, January 22, 2008
The Gift of Love
The Gift of Life!
I didn't give you the gift of life, but in my heart I know, The love I feel is deep and real, as if it had been so. For us to have each other is like a dream come true! No I didn't give you the gift of life, life gave me the gift of you! (Thank you Brad & Stacy for this amazing saying, I read your blog and nearly cried, the last sentence says so much.)
Sorry about no posts yesterday, I wanted to spend my night catching up on my fellow adoptive family’s blogs. Slowly families are starting to get word of their regions, not many LOIs across the board yet, but many that should be coming in the next couple weeks. I can’t wait to read along on all of your travels as well; it will be so fun to see all of the babies finding their forever families.
Well, yesterday between our visits, I visited the indoor market and the Mosque Mall and found a cheap little snowsuit for Z. I am only needing this snow suit to get us from Aqtobe to Almaty, so I didn’t want to spend too much moola. Besides, the quality of the clothing here is quite sucky for kid’s clothes. This snow suit only cost about $20, and that was the cheapest that I have seen (which is pretty cheap), but most of the suits range from $50-$150. My tip is to buy your suit (and all needed clothes) in the States, the quality far exceeds the quality here, and the prices are much better. You may ask, why do you only need a snow suit for 1 day? My sister picked us up a really sweet blue and lime green (no pink Ms. Suzanne thought you might be proud of us). It is a Columbia snow suit and was on sale in the U.S. Since Becky, and my mom, are meeting me in Almaty, little Ms. Z needed something to keep her toasty for our airplane ride. She was so tolerant when I put the suit on her, she wasn’t happy about it, but no fuss was made at all. Ohhhhhhhhhh how I hope this continues.
This is Z eating a teething biscuit, this girl is beyond messy and slobbery, always. She loved it!
This photo was not planned, really, we all just started feeding our babies their bottles at the same time, so when we realized how funny it was, we asked Evy to please take a photo. Hahaha Team!
And lastly a photo of Bayan and Zahri playing the piano, notice Mr. Frog sitting on the stand where the sheet music goes, can’t leave him on the blanket you know.
Yesterday was beautiful, it was quite chilly, but no wind and lots of sun. The trees were all covered with snow and ice, it was gorgeous. Can you believe that the little Chickadees don’t fly south? Those little birds are so cute and fat here.
And yes, even yesterday, with all of the ice and snow, people were still hanging out their laundry …………. To dry? Check out the enormous ice cycles on the building behind the clothesline. Wow! Most of the apartments here have a bar of sorts that folds down from the window jam and acts as their clothesline. Interesting I thought.