Just trying to keep everyone posted...
We got bored so I decided to see if Eddik was up for a photo shoot. I really wanted to have pictures of him around the house before we return to America. I think it's neat that I can take pictures all the way over here in Ukraine and order prints for Tim to pick up in the US. Anyway I took a bunch of pictures of him dressed in a collared shirt we
bought for him. He absolutely loves that shirt. I almost didn't bring it, but now I'm
glad I did. Anyway, he was posing & doing "runway music" with his
voice and strutting like a male model. It was soooo funny to see him coming out of his shell and being goofy. I was
laughing at him and he kept in his "role" as a model all serious like a tease! I seriously
love this boy!
We just returned from a loooong walk to the Pizza Chiliantano Restaurant (No idea how to spell that restaurant). It was about 1 mile one-way from where we are staying. Did I mention the temperature is around 0 today?? My nose, feet and hands are still frozen! There were two Revolution protest displays up that way. In the area we walked it was just peaceful demonstrations from what I could see.
Eddik is being so good, however playing with him all day long tires my old lady self out. Goodness little boys have a lot of energy (with the exception of our very mellow son, Andrew). I genuinely love this time we are having together. The one-on-one time is so much fun. He is really, really funny.
At Pizza Chiliantano he chose the chicken & cheese "pancake" and kept saying "This is really good" in Russian over & over while putting two thumbs up. We bought a few souvenirs at the stand outside the restaurant. I really wanted a plate clock to put on my plate wall in our kitchen nook. I asked him which of the 3 plates he liked best and he chose the one with blue flowers. That makes it special. I can't wait to get home & hang it up. I like a little memory of Ukraine for the boys.
I discovered the apartment has a washing machine (actually a friend pointed it out in a picture) and some laundry soap so I did a load of laundry and have it drying on a rack in the living room. He absolutely LOVES clothing. He likes to change his clothing a lot which I think is funny because our other two boys would wear the same thing every day if we let them. Today he has changed his clothing 3 times.
Oh my goodness I'm SOOO cold!!! And I can't believe today is only Day ONE of our wait to come home because this boy is seriously stir crazy (Hence the photo of him on top of furniture looking for a Nerf bullet). Tomorrow we hope to go ice skating. If I don't lose my fingers and toes to frost bite, it'll be nothing short of a small wonder!
More pictures below....my kids and hubby and friends keep asking for pictures, so as long as the Internet cooperates I will post some...