Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Homeward Bound!

Well, we've just about come to the end of our journey.  Hard to believe that a month has gone by since we arrived in the Ukraine.

Today we'll be picking up Ben's visa at the American embassy in Kyiv, and then stopping by the State Department of Adoption so that Ben can visit with his lady fan club.

Tomorrow we head to the airport for a 6:45 am flight.  Ben, of course is very excited to be going to America.  (He, of course, won't be quite as excited when we wake him up at 3:30 am to get ready).

On Monday our interpreter surprised us by taking us to an amusement park with Ben.  He loved the rides and had cotton candy for the first time!  We think the swings were his favorite...or maybe it was the big green  slide.  :-)

Right now we are packing and Ben has his own backpack that he is filling with all kinds  of important his bear, cocoa puffs, his picture album from the orphanage... He doesn't want to sleep now and is playing with our phone.   

On our last outing in Kiev, Ben (who had a little money) decided he wanted to buy some flowers for "Babushka" (Grandma) and we didn't have the heart to tell him that we couldn't take them on the plane.  So Ben bought his flowers and carried them around the square.  He would dip them in the fountain occasionally to water them.  (So sweet!)  And then, he found another vendor who was selling a variety of toys and asked how much was the plastic machine gun.... oh brother!  We have a handful but has is so much fun!  

See you all soon and thanks for your notes, thoughts and prayers!


Deb and Giles

1 comment:

  1. I hope your travels and homecoming went smoothly. I can't wait to see you at work and hear about how Ben is doing (and see more pictures). Hope all is well with your family!