Monday, July 16, 2012

Day 2-Monday

We got to see James twice today! We first got to the orphanage around 12 and we were told he was inside eating, so we waited outside. It was a beautiful day.  Some of the caregivers were also outside pushing some of the babies around, one looked an awful lot like James....but they said he was inside. Next thing, we see them take the James look-alike out of the stroller and brought him to us. Of course it was him! He's gotten bigger, more hair, and can walk! We had a great visit! He hadn't eaten yet, so we played with him outside for awhile, then they took him to eat, and 5 minutes later brought him back out. Now, I'm not going to comment on that. Does make me wonder, but if you saw him you can tell he is very well taken care of. Our visit ended just before 2 and right as the sky opened up on us. Wow what a down pour. The caregivers, who speak NO English, were talking to us and making us stay inside. We had no idea what they were talking about, but one lady finally brought us an umbrella. :) She handed it to Caleb and he acted like it was just for him...English or no English, they thought it was hysterical.  We went back to the hotel for lunch then got to go back to the baby home at 4 until 6. It was wonderful!! He's taking a few steps, but prefers you hold his hands to walk. No problem here! We played all over the orphanage grounds (it only rained for a little bit). They have play equipment everywhere! It was all covered in snow at our last visit. James is smiling, laughing, cuddling, oh we love him so much!! I can't believe we have to leave him again. At least this time it'll be just for about 6 weeks and not SIXTEEN.
Our court is at 10 am tomorrow! So 1am Central time. We'll get to visit him after court as well. We are so excited and nervous. I asked our coordinator what we need to do this evening to prepare...she said relax HAHAHA!!Really? I'll TRY to sleep tonight. Hopefully my next post will be after we become a family of four! Enjoy the pics of today! We took a quick walk this morning and checked out a few things. Much busier area than the lst hotel, but lots around!
The Marriott Grand's Patio

Lobby


Our Hotel


Chilis!






 Below are pics of James' orphanage...
'our' playground :)

The front of the orphanage

Entrance

We played a lot in here, and got a lot of giggles!

That is a mini 'beach' and a decorated tree stump :)

more play equipment

2 comments:

  1. Glad to hear the visits went so well! Court should be a breeze. We stayed at the Grand when we adopted our first son, and LOVED it! Worth every penny. I stayed at the Peking (you have a picture of it on your post above - the last one before the orphanage pictures) when I picked up our second son. There is a sweet little park within walking distance called Patriach's Pond right around the corner from the Grand - down the street from the Peking (you can ask the hotel front desk for directions). I was there in winter with my son, but still enjoyed going on the playground equipment.

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  2. Glad to hear the visits went so well! Court should be a breeze. We stayed at the Grand when we adopted our first son, and LOVED it! Worth every penny. I stayed at the Peking (you have a picture of it on your post above - the last one before the orphanage pictures) when I picked up our second son. There is a sweet little park within walking distance called Patriach's Ponds right around the corner from the Grand - down the street from the Peking (you can ask the hotel front desk for directions). I was there in winter with my son, but still enjoyed going on the playground equipment.

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