Camp: First of all, the day camp is going so well! Praise the Lord! The first day there were around 30 children, almost all girls. Yesterday a few less came, but the enthusiasm wasn't any less. We were worried about the local authorities, but the local police just walked by on the Monday. That could have been a coincidence, but we think it was the check up that they had told us to expect. Thank you for all your prayers! We are really encouraged, and we're having a great time.
Baby: Maksim (they're pretty sure that is his name ) is nursing and gaining weight! He has passed his birth weight, and he's starting to look a little less skinny. Tanya's still giving him some breastmilk in a bottle after most feedings, but sometimes he doesn't even want that.
Anna: We think Anna is going to visit Jon and Carrie, leaving tonight for a twenty-hour train trip. We just haven't been able to get her a ticket yet. Last night while we were out with the children, she fixed a wonderful birthday dinner for Will, and then we had a group over to celebrate. If she can leave tonight, then she'll be back here on the 18th or 19th.
Jaan: He's loving the camp, even though he's way too young to officially take part. Every day he asks to go out "to the children." Having Aunt Anna here is also a wonderful treat for him (and all of us!). And, as always, he keeps us laughing with the funny things he says.
Raia: She's walking! Even though she hasn't completely given up crawling when she really wants to get somewhere, she's choosing to walk more and more. I love watching her toddle around. We're still working on potty training. She does fine when there's a potty around, but her only way of telling me that she needs to go is to go sit on a potty, so sometimes we have problems when we're out.