New Orleans 2/9/2010 1:14AM
Vladivostok 2/9/2010 5:14PM
We got to go visit Bogdan today. He hasn't really changed much. I think he's a bit taller, but other than that he looks the same.
He was not happy to see us today. I've never seen him so upset. We got to the hospital around 11:30am and he screamed for the first hour. We tried bribing him with cookies and toys, but nothing worked. He liked to walk up and down the hallway, but he even cried while he was doing that.
Around noon, they brought us food for him. This kid inhaled everything the last time we were here, but not today. He was so upset, he wouldn't let me feed him. I asked one of the care takers to come in and help us. He ate about 4 big spoonfuls, and then screamed some more. So not like him. I really think he was not feeling well. And then towards the end of the day, he started to get sleepy and he screamed some more. Hopefully tomorrow is better. Even with all the screaming, I still think he's the most wonderful little boy on the planet.
We also took our first trip to the grocery store today. Since we are staying so long, we will be cooking for ourselves a lot! I was totally overwhelmed at the store. I got yogurt, milk, water and bread. We will go back tomorrow and hopefully get something to go with my bread. All I wanted today was peanut butter. I LOVE peanut butter! At the store, a tiny bottle costs almost $10 and it didn't look that creamy. How will I ever make it?
New Orleans 2/9/2010 4:49pm
Vladivostok 2/10/2010 8:49am
Well, tomorrow is our court date! It's our last day as a family of just 2. I still cannot believe we are here doing this! I cannot believe this is actually happening to us. It still feels a little like I'm living a dream. Even after all our hard work and planning, I still have no idea what to expect. Geez.
Yesterday we went and walked around the hotel. It's cold here, but not as bad as we thought it would be. We walked to a nearby park (that was totally covered in snow). It was beautiful. The entire surface of the water on the bay is totally frozen. We actually walked out on it. It's very solid! I've never seen anything like this before in my life. I know the pictures will never do it justice!
This is a picture looking out on the bay....during the spring and summer, this is a huge bay...with water, not ice.
These pictures actually show how high the snow was. That is a normal size park bench...which means the snow was actually about 3-4 feet high (maybe Jace will correct me on this later!).