Saturday, June 12, 2010

Day 1, or 2, depending on how you look at it

We had a great visit with Joseph today!! He is smart, lovable, funny, energetic, inquisitive, and......a boundary tester. :) But he is sooooo adorable, and we think he will fit into the Urban family perfectly.

This is the first sight we saw as we walked into the orphanage courtyard....I think the person who runs this place loves the color yellow. What do you think?

He was pushing the dolly in this little stroller when we arrived, and his babushka nanny told him to follow us, his new mama and papa, so we could get to know each other. He came willingly, and he even motioned for me to carry him! (He points to his armpits, like monkey arms, to show where to pick him up...how cute is that!)

He is a very happy and sweet boy. We really communicated pretty well, with no words at all. He kept motioning for us to "come" explore the woods with him. Ha. I guess this would explain all the scrapes and scratches all over his body. That and the fact that his body seems to move faster than his reflexes. He's a little clumsy, but doing so well.









There was another little group of kids who were getting baths today. Outside with a bucket and a water hose. Boys and girls both. How cute is this? Poor little Joseph, in the yellow underwear, wanted to get hosed down too but the Nanny shoo'd him away. I guess it wasn't his turn!





When visiting hours were over, and the babushka Nanny called Joseph to come in for lunch, he protested. In fact he cried and cried, and arched his back when John tried to hand him over to the Babushka! Of course I assumed this meant our visit went extremely well for him also, and that he liked us so much that he didn't want to see us leave.....


Instead, he ran over to the garden hose and motioned for John to come over and help him figure out how to turn it on! heh heh. What a silly boy!! 

I am in love!





19 comments:

Qadoshyah said...

Aww, he sounds like he will be a perfect fit in your family :)

Christine said...

He sounds delightful Charissa! I can't wait to see you!

Alice said...

Another match made in heaven. His smile makes my heart want to burst. What a cutie!! Love the yellow underwear.:)

JKI said...

Oh I love how inquisitive and assertive he is... What an adorable boy and I swear his smile is absolutely beautiful! So happy for you guys!

Kristin Ferguson said...

He sounds like he's going to be a whole lot of fun!!! I have to say that I'm glad to see that we're not the only ones with sweat marks all over our backs (I noticed the tell-tale sweat on your husband's shirt) It is HOT, HOT, HOT!!!

Enjoy your visits!
Kristin

Terra said...

What a cutie pie! Love keeping up with your journey!

thedickinsonfamily said...

He is such a sweet boy, definately an Urban. Love, Love following along. How very exciting! Keep up the posting & pictures.

JennyH said...

I love hearing about your meeting with the sweet little guy. Has he lost a tooth?

Amy L said...

Gosh, he is so cute! Joseph and Caleb would get along great, they love that water!!!
Amy

Justine said...

AMAZING!!! What a wonderful visit and such a super boy! I can hardly wait to meet him! Awesome pictures, as usual, too.

June Berger said...

Oh my gosh, he is just perfect! So cute. I'm smiling from ear to ear at the pure joy he is.

Shelley said...

He's precious!!! I'm lovin' the yellow underwear too!
I hope everything is going well for you guys in Kiev.

MoonDog said...

I remember the first time Sophie cried big silent crocodile tears when we left her. nearly broke our hearts. thanks for the laughs today! I think that little Joseph is gonna do great with a mama and papa!

Beth said...

So cute! So glad you had time together. That yellow underwear cracks me up!

Lisa Comella said...

Oh how I love him. He is so handsome!!! His smile lights up his face. Lots of love to all of you!! Can't wait to see more pics.

Kristy said...

Oh my gosh I got chills just reading how amazing, seriously He is adorable and probally wants to be with you all right now!

Tracie said...

He's PERFECT Charissa! So excited for you. Praying!

Anonymous said...

OK. the little guy in the photo with his head turned towards the camera while the rest are walking away from you, is killing me. His eyes make me sad.
Jan

These are the days... said...

We were in Ukraine at this very time in 2002. Actually met our Luke on June 10th. I'm shocked at all the skin I'm seeing in your pictures! Ha! I remember all the kids were completely bundled up during our visits. I peeled back layers of clothes each time we played outside. Its great to see them outside getting sun and playing! Love it and love seeing you enjoying Joseph!
~Nikki