Monday, August 16, 2010

The Little Girl In The Red Dress

Today is the day we had been waiting for - for a long, long time. We finally got to meet Milana!!! I could barely sleep last night I was so excited and nervous. I sent the alarm for 7am and got up to get ready. (I was not going to be caught off guard by another phone call telling me to be ready in 5 minutes). When Violetta called at 8:15 and asked if we could be ready by 9:00 we were so excited. The time seemed to pass by so slowly. Then it was time to get things rolling here.

First went with Violetta and met Sasha and had to speak to a woman who then gave us permission to go to the orphanage. We met with the doctor and she gave us all sorts of information and also a chance to ask questions. Then she went to get Milana.

Milana came walking into the room and she immediately raised her arms to us to pick her up. I went right over and picked her up and held her tight. We got out a doll for her to hold. At first she wasn't sure of it, but then she held it for quite some time without letting go. They took us to a little playroom where we got to sit and play with Milana. Isn't she just precious?? When she came walking in the room she had on this red dress and matching red shoes. Very cute! We have learned from our short time with Milana so far that she really enjoys looking at herself in the mirror. She loves having her picture taken and then looking at herself on the camera. (She is really going to fit in with certain members of our family)!!
Milana was so content to just sit on my lap and play. We looked at pictures of Riley, Peyton, Karissa, and Nadia (who will soon be Milana's bff). Milana would look at the pictures and kiss them and point to them. It was so adorable.
Milana also quickly realized that inside the backpack there are fun things - dolls, toys, books, etc. She kept looking to see what would come out of it next.
When it was time to go we brought Milana back to her caretakers (who seem so nice). We waved goodbye to her and she waved back. Then we blew her kisses and the caretakers also showed her how and she blew kisses to us. It was so hard to leave. We can't wait to get back to our sweet girl tomorrow.

21 comments:

  1. WE already love the girl in the red dress! Nadia had red shoes on the first time we met her too! She is absolutely adorable and VERY smart! She'll be a perfect bff for Nadia. Maybe she can teach her to kiss without licking! :)

    Enjoy your visits with your daughter! She is precious!

    Kristin

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  2. She is beautiful! Look at that hair and those eyes!

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  3. Ohhhh...she's beautiful!! I'm thrilled for you guys! How cute, blowing kisses already! :)

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  4. You are so blessed!!! What a doll...I mean really, could she be any cuter?! So happy for you!

    Will Nadia and Milana live close to each other?

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  5. She is so beautiful! I'm so happy for you! She looks like such a lovely little girl!

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  6. PRECIOUS!! TEARS.. SO COOL... I NEED TO GO GET SOME KLEENEX....

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  7. She is beautiful! I'm so happy for you that you are there and with Milana! Praying for the process to go smoothly and quickly!

    Blessings
    Leslie

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  8. She is sooooo cute!! I am so Excited for you, I can't sit still. It is so hard to type - my hands are shaking! This is so awesome!
    Bobbie Clark

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  9. Nadia lives only 2 minutes up the road from us. Milana and Nadia will have LOTS of fun playing together! We are so lucky to be so close to Kristin and family :)

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  10. Oh MY! I have check the computer 100 times today to see this post. She is gorgeous. I wasn't expecting her hair to be so blond. What an absolute cutie. See, what did I tell you.... it WAS worth it all wasn't it?? ENJOY HER!

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  11. She is precious!!!! So glad you got to meet her and so glad you have internet!!! See again soon:)

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  12. EEEEEE! YAY! She is SO CUTE!

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  13. Boohooing with happiness for you. She is ever so lovely! I am so happy for you my dear friend...and I am coming behind you so you can tell me how to get this right:) Am so excited for you! No words that are adequate that my heart wants to share....love to you & yours, cathy b.

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  14. That is so awesome Jen! Milana is beautiful!!!!

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  15. what a beautiful, beautiful girl!! I hope I get to meet her!!! Marissa would love to give lots of hugs and kisses to that precious peanut of yours. I'm just so happy you're finally with her!

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  16. So So beautiful!!!! Woo Hoo!!!!
    hugs!

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  17. Oh, how LUCKY you are! What a little doll :)

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  18. Pretty Baby!
    Enjoy every moment!

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  19. oh she is just beautiful ! I am so very excited for you guys !!!

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  20. She is beautiful ! This is such a special time for you guys !

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