Kazakh Journey

30 April 2005

Little Princess

Hard to believe it, but as of Friday, we’ve been here two weeks. Both Alex and Mikayla have grown tremendously since we’ve been here. While Alex’s “Russian” has dropped off, his English has improved remarkably. And, when we first saw her, Mikayla could not sit up on her own and did not crawl very well. Now, she sits up and plays, and is mobile enough to grab Alex’s toys when he’s not looking and can make a quick get-a-way:

It looks like we will be departing as scheduled this coming Friday morning at the dreadful hour of 3 am. So, we’re on our last week here, which is bittersweet as we all can’t wait to come home but we will have to leave our little princess behind. The process requires us to go to court next week and then wait as our agency completes a great deal of paperwork necessary for us to bring her home. The upshot is that we must leave and come back a second time before we’re through. Yuck!

In the meantime, here are some shots of Mikayla in her pretty dress:

Our future cheerleader practices her moves:

A nice shot of Cathy and the little one from earlier in the week. Nina says the hat coordinates with just about everything:

Rugrats in training:


  • At 30 April, 2005 23:34, Anonymous Karen, Daryl, and Raegan said…

    What a pretty girl! She was waiting for her family so you could see her new skills first! She doesn't want you guys to miss anything.

  • At 01 May, 2005 06:08, Blogger Cathy said…

    Including her first tooth! She is being a little trooper but if you really look, you will see we haven't had as many pics of her smiling and laughing.


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