Which makes me realize how precious this time is. With 5 kiddos- this 2 on 2 time is priceless!
Durring lunch the girls looked like they were about to fall asleep in their un-touched pizza. I recalled that for the past several months in the orphanage they were taking naps along w/ the other kids every afternoon. I thought I'd give it a try. I pulled back their covers, put some books on their beds and then we layed down and read ourselves. They copied us and within minutes they were sleeping! Mike left the room and when Helen woke up I motioned for her to come join me in my big bed. A huge smile came across her face and she cuddled right up next to me and layed on my shoulder. We did an 'Eye Spy' book together, drew pictures and she let me play with her hair. Im soooooo greatful that they not only enjoy this attention...they crave it. It's still awkward because they are still so shy which makes us feel like we need to give them space...but as soon as we take them leap and reach out affectionatley they light up. They love cracking up at Mike but who wouldnt when a 6'2' man is doing head stands on the bed and montioning for them to come join him! They stare at him w/ huge smiles and I cant imagine what must be going through their brains (yes- really...if they run away I will blame Mike)
Tomorrow morning is our embassy appointment!!!