Wednesday, August 6, 2008

So long Oxtnpka!!!

Yes, that is the proper spelling (except the N should be backwards) Now you know why it took me so long to get the pronounciation. I'm afraid we've been in Ukraine so long, I actually am able to read alot of cyrillic. Unreal.

We've been in this town for 24 days and are looking forward to going back to's one step closer to home. The night before last, the ladies who work at the hotel came to our room and brought us some small gifts. It was very thoughtful. They wished our family good luck and all wanted to say good bye. I must say the service at this hotel is above and beyond anything else we've seen in Ukraine. We won't miss the town, but we will miss the new friends we made here. We did exchange email addresses, so we'll be able to keep in touch. I was just about to post a picture we got with the hotel staff, but at the last minute I realized Emma was in it....sorry about your luck!

Things with Emma are still going well. I brought Children's gravol for the airplane ride, so hopefully all will be good. If not, I have gravol for myself as well :)

Potty training is getting better. No accidents for about five days. We take her every couple of hours. We also have to wake her up and take her a couple of times in the middle of the night so she doesn't wet the bed. There has been a time or two when she has actually gone to the washroom on her own, so we're happy about that. We're heading in the right direction anyway.

We also spend a few minutes a day going over numbers, colours and alphabet. Right now we're just at the repeating stage. She can't take much, but hopefully spending time each day will help her to learn.

Our taxi to Kiev leaves in a couple of hours. Time to go eat before we leave. Not too sure what our internet situation will be when we get there. If you don't hear from us in the next few days, we'll see you all when we get home!!!!!:):):)

1 comment:

  1. Terry & Tara,
    I am so glad to hear you are one step closer to going home. Emma sounds like a wonderful little girl and the issues you talk about will likely be a distant memory in a few weeks or months. We were so glad to get home and begin our life with Roman as a part of our family. Some days are easier than others but we know that he is happy and that means everything to us. I have loved reading your blog. Please keep in touch once you are home. We wish you a smooth ending to your time in Ukraine and safe travel home. God Bless you and your little girl.
    Lorrie, Dan, Sydney & Roman