Psalm 127:3-5

"Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.

Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth.

Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them!"

Psalm 127:3-5

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Day 9 & Day 10 - Happy Easter!

Day 9 - More visiting with the children!

Queen Sonya with her crown and favorite toy!
Dusty thinking about... wearing a cowboy hat!?!? 
Big Bibs!
 Day 10 was DIFFERENT!  When we arrived today the Nanny asked us something in Russian... I am getting good at looking confused.  She then pointed outside and pointed at the children.  I shook my head yes and they started BUNDLING the children up for their walk.  (Tights, pants, shirt, sweater, socks, heavy socks, hat and snow suit.)  As you can tell, John and I are dressed for the Spring weather.

 The orphanage has many buildings and all around the orphanage grounds is a colorful fence.  As you can see, we decided to take them OUTSIDE the fence!  Dusty loved the stroll, swinging his feet the whole time!  In his own way, Dusty showed his impatience with Daddy's frequent stops for picture taking!

 In the background is the building that Sonya and Dusty are in - until we take them HOME!  After a long walk outside of the gates of the orphanage, we decided to try the main playground.  It was quite a fun time, especially for Sonya.  We need to work on getting Dusty to smile!  He was not too fond of the motorcycle, but seemed to like the swing well enough!

 Back inside after some fresh air!  Appropriately, Dusty's shirt says, "My love for you is insatiable!"  We love the cute little donkey on the shirt!

Johnny got this monkey toy from McDonald's and thought Dusty would like it...He was right! 

Our visit ended with taking them back to the groupa and saying good bye for now.  Hoping for many more nice days so we can take them out in the fresh air and sunshine!

We are posting Day 9 & 10 on Easter Sunday.  He is Risen, He is Risen, indeed!  Hallelujah!


  1. Ohh, Amy what a Blessed Easter! Our Risen Lord and spending time with family! What joy it must bring to your hearts. I know watching each video, looking at photos, reading every word has brought nothing but pure love straight to my heart! Thanking the Lord you are safe and enjoying every moment. He Is Risen! He Is Risen Indeed!
    Aunt Diane

  2. They are beautiful! I can't wait to see some big smiles on Dusty's face. You can see Sonya's joy in having people to love her. Happy Easter!

  3. I'm posting comments they are lost in space

  4. Very cool - and frankly I'm impressed with how you are coping with having to leave them at the groupa while you are in country - I mean I understand the rules etc - but that would be the hardest part for us!

    Great joy as we start celebrating the spring and the Risen Lord!

    hugs - aus and co.

  5. He is risen! He is risen, indeed, Alleluia! How awesome to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord from the dead adn to know again that He still lives that the Son is still shining no matter what the circumstances. Then to come home get online see Amy and John taking a stroll in the shinning sun with Sonya and Dusty! What a glorious day!

    Love you all! He is Risen!
    Uncle Andy

  6. These pictures are just too precious! You guys look so happy together, and the kids are blossoming SO MUCH! News from the land of Orphnage 3 lifts my spirits any day! Hope y'all had an awesome Easter too!