A Little Better
Yesterday got better when we got back to the room for downtime... and bedtime was 8:30... they're still sleeping... 11 hours later... no they weren't exhausted or anything. :)
I got up a few times for Yordi calling out... she's really a night talker. She called Mommy! Mommy! Mommy! and I went and rubbed her back and face, but I don't think she was really awake. Then she called out Fortu! Fortu! Fortu!. That's the director at the Transition Center. H&Y were favorites there. It is so hard for the nannies when children and babies leave. Some nannies really connect with the babies they're in charge of... there were lots of tears. And Yordi knows everyone there. All the nannies, all the babies, she can name them all!
Ok, kids are waking up. I gotta go.
Last Post Until the U.S.
We are flying out tomorrow night at 10:30 - that's 2:30 p.m. for you all. Please, please, please pray that everything is on time, and that we all can survive without pitching a fit (me) or having a melt-down (also me). Also, please pray that our flight is not full so that some or all of us can lie down for some amount of time... because, Lord Have Mercy, it's gonna be a rough ride with 2 new children who are leaving everything they've ever known to go with people they've known for 5 days. I'm just sayin'. We'll arrive at O'Hare at around 1:30 pm on Sunday. Ugh.
H&Y are doing much better today. We opted out of the group activities today, and spent time at the pool this morning. We've ordered room service (again) because we're lame like that. Later we'll probably hit the playground. A nice easy day. Grandma and Grandpa are hitting a couple of museums this a.m. I'd like to see them, but not with the state of things now.
The children are learning English very quickly. It's scary. Our Amharic is not coming along so well. We try it out on them and they look at us like we're from Mars.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a huge hit, as is anything I-Spy.