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!


Brian & Amy said...

Zenon & Cindy

CONGRATULATIONS that is wonderful news. He looks like a wonderful kid. I hope the process of the paperwork goes smoothly and you are back home soon

Wilkie & Amy

Marla said...

Yayyy! We couldn't be happier for you and your new family. Little Vos is beautiful! We can't wait to meet him. Good luck on a smooth return.

Dave and Lara said...

Heys guys....great news on the adoption! Weve been out of touch with the move..was great reading of your adventure..wish you well on your journey back to the States with Vos....good to see the little guy has picked up Zenons fashion sense..HAHA.
See you soon.
Dave and Lara

Rita said...

He is such a cutie! I can't wait to meet him in person - and get those european kisses. I think he looks like Cin...but dresses like Zen. :) Good luck with everything!

Cliff said...

Congratulations! He is really cute and I cant wait to start being a "good" influence on him! :)

Rach N' Lee said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! This is sooo amazing! We are so excited, and are counting down the days for your return!! We can not wait to meet Vos, he looks so adorable. We love and miss you guys, and can't express our excitement for you in words!

Rach and Lee

alissa said...

wooooooo hooooooooooo!!!!! he is so adorable and is so lucky to have you as his parents! i can't wait to see how cute he is in a wetsuit!!! :)

Kanga said...

GREAT news! I am so happy for all three of you! He looks so happy in those later pics, like he really feels at home already. Thanks for sharing on the blog :) I'll pray all goes well with the last paperwork and I can't wait to meet him!

Greg said...

Awesome. Lots of love to the new family. Congratulations.

l said...

What happy pictures!!!
I am grinning from ear to ear.
Love to C,Z and V!

Matt Schultz said...

Kick ass. I'm sure Papa will teach him how to nurse his chips just like daddy. I can't wait to check raise the "little guy" ;)

jk.. all the best!

Dina said...

I am speechless. This is so great. Congrats! Good luck with all the little details and travels home. I will keep praying for you.

victoria said...

dearest Zenon & Cindy & Vos.
i spoke to Jo yesterday who said that auntie marty gave her the great news. i am sooo happy for you guys, he is absolutely adorable and has such joy in his eyes. you two will be great parents. hope the rest of the bureaucratic stuff goes smoothly (god knows you deserve some smooth sailing) lots of love,victoria & kyra (from England!)xoxoxo