Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Updates

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.

7 comments:

BabaJulie said...

Hi! Great news about the camps! And, so good talking to you on Will's THIRTIETH birthday!! (I'm not getting old! He is!) So glad you all had a wonderful birthday celebration together and that Anna could be there. We're praying that she can get off tonight and that she has a wonderful trip! Exciting news about Raia! And, as far as the potty training goes: we, in the States still think of that as "Wonder Child"!!! Hugs and Kisses!!

Mom said...

Honey...So good to have updates on all fronts; we continue praying. How thankful I am that Anna could be there with Will on his 30th; we know how special her dinners can be and trust it was a delightful celebration.

We love each of you!

BabaJulie said...

Hi! I saw Sheldon from Heroes are Hard to Find and told him that Will and his friends really liked the Hulk shirt!! I told him it would be worn around Kovrov, Russia! Don't let me down, Will!! (He was very pleased!) Love to all!

Mimi said...

Great updates!

Maxsim, I like it!

Oregon Criss's said...

Congrats on all ends!!! What great news for everyone!
Tell Will a happy belated birthday from us in Oregon!
BY the way... could you send me all of your birthdays?
Happy 'Camp'ing!!!
~debi~

amazing journeys said...

Happy Birthday, Will! And way to go, Raia!

Krakovianka said...

I'm so glad to hear that Tanya is nursing the baby well. Hallelujah!