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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Cold Days

It has been so cold that we have spent most of our time inside the house. I think we are all getting a little stir crazy. The kids have worked every puzzle, read books, painted and done as many projects as I can think of -- I'm not very good at thinking of projects. I am really ready for some warm weather. Anyway, I have taken as many pictures in the house as I can and finally the other day when it warmed up a little we went outside and I got a few cute pics of Bella and Sarah on Sarah's bike. 

Sometimes I wish that Bella's orphanage director could see how well she is doing. We felt that she had doubts about us when we were there -- maybe our imagination. Anyway, if only she could see how happy Bella is and how well she has adjusted to our family. Sophia has done pretty well, too -- but, it is much harder to see with her. I think she is content and happy, but I can't always tell. When I look back at pictures of Sophia I do think she looks much more alert and interested in things now than she did a year ago.


























Bella taking a little ride. She was not scared at all and just sat and enjoyed herself. 



























Everyone always wants to ride Sarah's three wheeled bike for some reason. So, Jordan gave Bella a ride. 
























I guess Bella is bored.



















































 I think Bella looks a little pitiful in this last one, but Bill doesn't and he said he loves it.


5 comments:

  1. Love those pictures! The one of Bella with her tongue sticking out reminds me so much of Anya! She's such a beautiful girl!

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    1. Thanks, Erin. Bella has her tongue out a lot and the funny thing is Sophia almost never sticks hers out.

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  2. Were you given Bella's orphanage's email address? You could send these beautiful pictures? We have it if you are interested :)

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    1. I do not have the email address and would love to have it. I actually had someone give me the name of a family traveling to Bella's orphanage this month and they are taking a photo book for me. But, I would still love to have the email address of the orphanage -- have you ever sent an email to the director?

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