Friday, January 22, 2010

The last day....

A sad day... so much progress and now I hvae to leave. :( BUT, I am determined to get everything done as quick as possible! And since I have to be home to do that... well, then I have to go. I miss my family too... so today is just bitter sweet.

Little Tavi had another good day. She listened to my Ipod and felt it all over wiht her hands and mouth. It really is cool to see her processing. And she remembered exactly how we did each thing yesterday and we have to do it the same way... even sitting in the same spot. I think she will give my kids a lesson in keeping things "just so"... because that is the way Tavi likes it! LOL

Here are some ADORABLE pics! :)

The camera battery died before I got any pics of Yana. But she has a cold, and is looks so sad that pics wouldn't have been too good anyway. Suprisingly, we had a good time. She purposefully interacted with me for 2 different 15 minute or longer sessions. It was the most she had truly tried to influence me on how to play with her. And she crawled to me across the mat at least 4 times!

I really do not think she has much vision to speak of... she isn't blind. She just needs glasses REALLY bad! Toni and I both think that by the time she has been home 6 months she will at least be taking a couple of steps on her own! She is going to change so much and so quickly the first year home!

The only new pic I hvae is the visa photo. It will make you smile. :)

We leave here at 10:30am tomorrow, and hope to arrive home around 10pm. Soon, phase 2 will be done and we will be back here to bring them home for good!


  1. OH my lovely friend, I can only imagine how your heart is aching to leave those treasures behind. I know things are going to move soooooo quickly from here on. Before you know it, you will be heading back. Be strong and courageous, dear friend!!! Hang in there and know my thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Sending you a HUGE hug.

  2. "See" you in the states! Loved meeting you and hope we can get together like this again...say, three months:)?

  3. PRAYING for a tough day. Praying that everything does get done and you can get back to your babes SOON!!!

  4. I understand your emotions today Kelly. I will pray for you and the girls and that the time when you can bring them home for good will go quickly. Safe travels! blessings, Mary Ellen

  5. What a hard day for all of you! Have a safe journey home.

  6. Hi Kelly, I have enjoyed reading about your trip and visit. Thank you for taking the time to share so much. I can just imagine how very full and overwhelmed you must be with emotions. And still much work to do. Have a safe trip home and I'll be thinking of you. Blessings, Kristen

  7. Oh, my, Tavi is just BEAUTIFUL!!! Aren't you going to have so much FUN with her???

    And it will be a joy to watch Yana come out of her shell!!! LOVE the passport picture!! LOL