Hoping to someday find M's brother adopted in the U.S. -
Myckola Oleksandrovych Markov - 8/26/2003

Friday, December 3, 2010

Mvi Brat!

We had two good visits with "Katoosha" today. Katoosha is a "tender diminuative" of her Ukrainian name and its what her caregivers call her most of the time. It took us forever to figure out what they were saying and why. We finally came back one day and googled the word on google translate for about a half hour before we figured it out.

K ate an entire bag of cherry preserve filled rolls yesterday. She ate over half in the morning and the rest of them in the afternoon. I think she liked them alot so we took chocolate filled rolls today and they're gone too! She wasn't crazy about the chicken broth I made her one day. She said "Ni soup" and gave it back...

They have chocolate eggs wrapped in foil with little toys inside of them here. They are called KinderSurprise Eggs and she loves them. One of her eggs had a pink dog with a cup of coffee and a cell phone. The other had a turtle. Evidentially there are series of toy collections that you can collect from these eggs. We are planning on bringing about 15 home with us for Wes, Wy, and "K."

She likes to look at pictures of Wes and Wy on Phillip's blackberry and we even have a few short videos of them doing stuff at home. She really likes to watch those too. We've been telling her that Wesley and Wyatt are her brothers. One of her caregivers went through the photo albums we brought, with K, and told her about each picture and that Wesley and Wyatt are her brothers and that we are her Mama and Papa and she is going home with us. We weren't sure she "got it" even though she repeated everything.

Today when she saw Wesley and Wyatt's picture on Phillip's blackberry she said "Mvi Brat!" (My brothers!) It was a really sweet moment.

She also love love loves to listen to "musica" on the blackberry. Its kind of ironic to hear Carrie Underwood singing, "Don't listen to them when they say you're just a fool to believe you can change the world" when you're in an orphanage in Ukraine looking at a 4 year old who's world is about to change. Hearing Casting Crowns singing "Oh that I would have the kind of faith it takes to climb out of this boat and then, into the crashing waves." really takes on a new meaning when you feel like you are IN the crashing waves!

But I've found that if you don't step out of that boat, you won't ever know what its like to walk on water.

So here are 2 pictures of "K" and her daddy or "Papa" as she calls him.


Just Another Day In Paradise said...

I can only imagine what it must be like to hear those songs. They meant so much more to me after I met our girl, but I know they will mean even more after tomorrow!
K is just adoreable. She's itty bitty!
We used to have those eggs in America, but they were banned because of the choking hazzard (??? Ummm dont eat the toy!!!). Bummer, because they are really cool!

Healy Family said...

i didn't realize she was so young! i had been picturing a 7 year old for some reason... and i think you can find kindereggs in the russian/european stores around here - i think santa brought them for our kids last christmas.

have you tried the kinderdelish? i keep hoping it will pop up in the european store here.

K looks like a cutie!

Mom2Four said...

Yea!!! Pictures - even if I can't see her sweet little face yet...

sarah said...

So glad to hear the papers are signed and see a photo of her in your arms.

We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life; but those who make their journey home across time and miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them,are carried on the wings of destiny; and placed among us by God's very own hands. --Kristi Larson