June 30, 2007
I called Amy and David this morning - it was nap time for Madeline at the time. Amy and David are doing well. Extremely homesick to say the least. The Internet provider for the hotel is down, they have no idea when it will be back up. They might take a walk to an Internet cafe but if they do the emails will be quick and infrequent.
They are having a few issues with Madeline. David said "no" to her the other day and apparently she did not like that. Amy mentioned that in the infants home there was not any male influence. David's voice and sternness scared her a little bit. 2 days ago she cried from lunch time until bedtime. If David looked at her or tried to play with her there were tears. They are trying to work through this the best they can. Yesterday she was fine but today Amy says "She woke up on the wrong side of the crib!" Amy is trying to show her that Poppa is nice and that it is ok but doesn't want to create a monster either. I really didn't have any suggestions for her. I thought talking to her, but the language barrier doesn't make that easy.
I just wanted to let everyone know they are ok and that they miss everyone.
Monday, June 29, 2009
This Date In History 6/30/07 - Our Adoption Story
Still, no one heard a peep from us from Russia. Luckily, my friend Kelly was able to fill everyone in. Below is an email that Kelly sent to our friends and family...