Thursday, November 29, 2007

You are the sunshine of my life. . . .

We had another WONDERFUL day with Evan today. He cried a little this morning when we took him from his groupa, but only because one of his caretakers told him not to cry on the way out the door (and being true to 3 year-old nature, he did exactly that). That only lasted about 30 seconds or so and then he was right as rain. We managed many, many smiles today and Richard even had him laughing this afternoon! He is definitely feeling more comfortable with Mama and Papa.

Evan has one of the most beautiful smiles I have ever seen and the image of his smile stays frozen in my mind all day long. When he smiles his entire face lights up and it absolutely makes me melt. He is such an amazing little boy. There is no doubt in my mind that he will touch many lives throughout the course of his. . .he has certainly touched mine. I feel so privileged to be his mommy. . .well, almost! He is also the best snuggler around! He LOVES to snuggle and cuddle and of course, I do too, so we are a good pair! I would snuggle him all day long if I could and, in the not too distant future, I plan to do just that!

Here are a few pictures from today. We focused more on videos than pictures during our visits today, so the pickings were slim (you will have to excuse my messy, unwashed hair), but here they are for your viewing pleasure:


3 comments:

Cynthia Rieben said...

messy hair? All I saw was a beautiful, happy face! Rich looks the picture of contentment. Glad all is going well. I enjoyed his photo diary. I thought about comparisons with Olomouc and Czech Republic. --Communists did VERY little to upgrade buildings, but in Ukraine they have less money than the Czechs do to fix things up. Things are actually (plaster on buildings) getting spruce up -- and yes, often a very dilapidated interior reveals a very modernized the clean interior.

Stephanie said...

His little jammies make him look like a christmas elf! : ) He's adorable!

Valerie said...

Cynthia- I have definitely found that to be true about the buildings here. What you see on the outside is certainly not what you get on the inside. Outside the building may look like it is in shambles, but inside it is beautiful. Our first apartment was that way. Falling apart outside, but beautifully remodeled inside. Very intriguing!