Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July! (It's the 4th here in the MI)Hope everyone gets to see some fireworks back at home!

Two weeks into our adventure and poor G is just about bored out of her mind. She loves being with and playing with the baby but it's hard to be in an unfamiliar place without her friends and her things for such a long time. Aunt M is coming next week and hopefully bringing some fun supplies from home.

Last night we took G to see the new Ice Age movie-yes, the Marshall Islands has a movie theatre. The really great thing was that it was opening day for Ice Age and there was hardly anyone there. The tickets and concessions are much cheaper here than they are in the states (one more reason to adopt from and visit the MI :-)

When we got back from the theatre, the birthmom was waiting outside our room with a gift. She brought us a shadow box that has shells in it that are found in the MI-the really nice thing is that it was something that belonged to her father who passed away about 6 months ago. I can't tell you how honored R and I are that she chose to give this very special gift to us.

For all of our friends thinking about adopting, I had an email from our agency saying that wait times are down for Marshall Islands adoptions. That's great news since it seems like all the other international programs have lengthening waits. Anyone looking for info, just email me.

One more thing, I found a shop that will make traditional dresses for the girls. So I picked out some cute tropical fabric, pink of course, and they should be ready in about a week. I'll post pics when I get them.

Family #2's little girl will celebrate her first birthday here in the MI and they are having a kemen party. It's a traditional party that marks a child's first year of life, or rather their survival for the first year of life. I've got my fingers crossed that our dresses will be done in time for the party!

This picture is of G standing in front of a banner for the US Embassy/Majuro. She saw the State Department seal and thought it was the Federal Reserve seal where R works-

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