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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Day 31: Settled In

Our journey is coming to a close. Which we are very excited about, but it is also bittersweet. We have had such an exciting time here, and learned so much. The last month has most definitely been a gift from God. Our apartment in Kiev is very nice. The best one we have been in so far. Artem might think we are going to be staying here, because he is getting very comfortable here. He knows what is in every drawer, and behind every door that he wants to drag out. He know how to work all the light switches and to use the remote. So he is quite at home here. And he is the sweetest baby. He has definitely turned into quite the cuddlier.
We have only been out with him a couple of times to eat and to the grocery. Every time we put his coat and hat on he is asleep before we are out the door. Its hilarious. He does well at restaurants. Partly because he loves to watch people, but mostly because he loves to eat. When he woke up this afternoon and we were in a restaurant he started smiling and laughing.
So the plan from here is to go to the US Embassy for the next 2 days. Then we are hoping to fly out early Wednesday morning. Wow, finally.
And the most important part, pictures and videos.


  1. Oh my goodness, those videos are priceless!! He's so smart! Banging on all the different items to hear the different sounds they make. I loved that!
    And the last one- my 13 mo. old daughter does the same thing-- shakes her head back and forth, smiling the whole time. All her siblings think it's the funniest thing ever. So precious!

  2. Wow, it's hard to wrap my mind around the fact that he is no longer at the orphanage... Beautiful, just beautiful.

  3. Aww what beautiful videos. He looks so happy! Congrats! :)