Saturday, September 30, 2006

Last Day........

Our interview went well and was very quick. Security at the embassy was amazing. I will stop there as it is probably not a good idea to comment further.
I have Rebecca’s visa to travel!! So we are off tomorrow morning!! We asked our driver, Nicholi, to drop us off at the market because we wanted to celebrate. We picked up some necessities, then got a bowl of ice-cream and sat in a big outdoor area. Rebecca enjoyed the texture and would have eaten the whole bowl if I let her. We walked around for a couple of hours and came across a festival. It appeared as though there was a contest of some sort sponsored by BMW, near the stage. A judge was looking and rating drawings done by children and there was a brand new BMW hidden under a big cover. The television stations were there with cameras and lots of people were showing up. I took some pictures and then we headed home for a rest.
Its funny, every aspect of Rebecca’s life was so structured at the orphanage and part of that structure was her morning and night time bottle which was suppose to be 200 grams. I make her 8 oz which is about 240 grams and every time she drinks just the 200 grams and leaves the rest.
Oleg is picking us up at 4:00 am so I will spend the rest of the day packing and try to get to bed early. Not sure if Rebecca will see it that way but we can always hope… cant wait to see everyone and get Rebecca into her home.

1 comment:

The 5 McGills said...

Love all the pictures of Almaty! We didn't see very much staying at the Hyatt. Sounds like you and Rebecca are doing well. We went through the same thing with Matt with not wanting to sleep in the crib. It only lasted a few days after we got home. Have a safe trip! Looking forward to meeting Rebecca some day.

Debbie, Mike, Tim & Matt