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Saturday, January 10, 2009

One year ago...

After court we finally had the chance to go visit our little girl. I know I have already shown you most of the pics, but I thought you may like to see a few more. (See...I'm thinking of you! :)
The first visit went remarkably well.
When we opened the door to her playroom, her caretakers told her, 'Nastya, your mama and papa are here!' She looked up from her snack, jumped out of her seat and flew across the room and straight into our arms.
It was the best hug. ;)
We weren't sure what kind of welcome we were going to get...but obviously someone had been prepping her as to what was going on.
After tons of hugs and kisses, she settled right down and started to play with us. A huge improvement over three weeks ago when she was a wild, bundle of energy. This time she readily sat down with us to play with some of the toys we brought from home. Her favorite was a box of crayons her big sister, Punky, picked out for her. She just couldn't get enough of scribbling with the colorful wax. Good thinking Punk!
All too soon the hour was over and at first she wasn't too thrilled with the idea of going back to her groupa. Lev explained we would be back the next day which helped calm her a bit. We gave her tons more hugs and then she got up, walked back to the door to her room, turned and waved, walked through and shut the door.
'Just think, Maddie. It won't be too long and you won't have to do that anymore.'

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