Monday, May 31, 2010

Thinking of A and P

Over the weekend we did a lot of swimming. A and P often came to mind as I watched my other kids enjoy the water. The simple pleasure of just splashing around with people you know love you..... family.... is something A and P have not had in a very long time...... if ever. I am so glad that they will be home before summer is over so that they can experience the simple joy of splashing around the pool.... with family.

As I went through clothes for A today with the girls, we all wondered what size she would be. Would she be small for her age like all my children were when they first came home? How big is her foot? Should I bring her a bra or two? What is her favorite color? Does she like chocolate or will she be a gum chewer like all my other girls? We made her a tie blanket comforter a few months back and pulled it out today. It will be a blessing to have her home sleeping under it.

As for P--- it was much easier packing for him-- because after all, he is a boy and boys are so much easier to choose clothes for-- at least in my experience. Laughing out loud-- I am having a harder time picking out a few toys to bring. So, I packed a Frisbee, some penny toys like whistles, rubber balls, toy cars, etc.

A and P-- sweet dreams tonight!

P.S. Anyone want to guess what their names are?

P.S.S. The bidding for the Japanese tea set is at $60 as of now. You guys are the best! Remember, the bidding ends tomorrow at noon.

10 comments:

Joni said...

Anja and Peter - that's my guess! :-)

MamaPoRuski said...

You know they are "yours" when you go around seeing them everywhere you go and missing them when they've not even been home yet!
As for a bra, get a sports bra so it's not a big deal. Our girl was not used to being made to wear one and a form fitting one was uncomfortable. I noticed at the orphanage a lot of the older girls really needed them but didn't wear them...perhaps because they are hard to come by in the right size?

Gin said...

Ok, so my guess was also something along the lines of another Anna and a Peter in whatever the Russian translation is!

Kelly said...

I am very excited to be able to follow along on your adoption.
My quess, since I have an "A" would be Anastasia or Nastya and "P" humm.. I'm not sure :)

Jamey & Catherine said...

Alexa and Pavel? :) It will be so exciting to have them come home and be able to do simple things with family. Did you get my other email? Hope thats not too many. They are for 3 different families. I don't want to overwhelm Rachel and Julia so close to the trip either. :)
Catherine

Milena said...

Alina and Peter?

Brenda Erickson Photography said...

Alina and Pavel are my guesses. I cannot wait to hear all about them and follow your journey to get them.

Mom2agr8kid said...

My guess is Anastasia and Pavel (Pasha). Can't wait to meet the newest Reeds!

kharms80 said...

Anastasiya & Peter

Amy said...

Their new last name will be REED... so I am sure whatever their first names are, they will be incredibly loved and blessed!
So excited for your trip Christine!