Saturday, August 11, 2007
His name is Vasya!
We have great news to share! We have decided to adopt our "little guy" yesterday and we want to share the pictures. This third one is from our initial visit to the orphanage. He already looks soo different from this first day. He didn't smile and had huge bags under his eyes. He ate bananas like they were going out of style and was not too polite. He was also a major fashion emergency!
After a week in Kiev with him getting treatment for all of his parasites and viruses (as well as a little bit of a fashion perscription), he is smiling and laughing all the time. He hugs constantly and likes to kiss European style (one on each cheek). He started to smile at us on Wednesday- real smiles like he knows he is no longer alone in the world. He knows he is part of us now and that we love him.
We love his name and will call him "Vos" for short. He is learning lots of English words. His first word was "boat" and he has learned some more important words like "please" and "thank you." His first phrase was "I am a monster" because he really is a trouble maker. He pushes the limits and likes to pretend he is going to touch something or do something that he knows he shouldn't do just to see how you will react. As soon as he sees the reaction, he laughs and runs away. He is very independent and likes to do everything for himself. He is your typical boy! The temper tantrums have gotten shorter over the week, so we are making some progress.
He listens very well and everyone says he is really sweet.
He has some health issues and is physically delayed....he is 3 years 5 months but is the size of a 2 year old. He has been in the orphanage for two years and two months which is part of the reason for the delay. The doctor also feels that his parasite has also stunted his growth.
We are now working on getting our paperwork submitted. This next process will take about 20 days. So, more perogey eating and people watching for us!
We can't wait for everyone to meet him!