Our appointment was not until 2:00 pm today so we had time to have a lazy morning. I woke up at 10 am and skyped my bff. It's so nice to be able to see and talk to family/friends back home. Definitely helps with the homesickness. A skype kiss isn't the same but it's better than nothing :o) I should clarify, I didn't skype kiss my bff, I was referring to with the kids lol.
After getting ready we walked to the bakery down the street. This was our actual first time buying/ordering without help or the worker speaking English. I just pointed to what we wanted in the glass so no communication necessary. We got something that was big and stuffed with powder sugar on top. We had no idea what was inside but figured you cant go wrong when powder sugar is on it. We also got one each of three little things to try out. Turns out the stuff in the middle was apple and it was yum! The pastry dough was really good and fresh, better than home.
By the time we were done eating it was time to change for our appt. and wait for the driver. We met Serge at the SDA and were told to get in his car. He went over any questions we had and explained a little how things work. This guy is quite funny and really sweet. You can tell he really loves helping these children find families. He took us in a side entrance, up some stairs, and in to a little room where a lady was sitting at her desk. We gave him the picture we had of Ivy and he went and switched it with a pic from her file. He handed me this:
Is this not one of the most beautiful babies ever or what?!? And she is standing all by herself!! She looks like a little happy ball of sunshine.
The lady also gave me another pic from when she was younger. I was surprised by this since we did not ask for it and we had nothing to exchange it for. These are blessings to have and we are so thankful we got 2!
Seeing these makes it even harder to wait to meet her! It looks like we may not be meeting her til Monday because our facilitator in that region will be busy with another family on Friday. We are so ready and excited, Monday can not come soon enough!
The appt. in general was very easy and relaxed. We were given information from her file and then told a little about ourselves and shared the photo album we made. That was it and we were done within 10-15 minutes. It is 4:00 pm now and we are just waiting to skype the kids before they leave for school in one hr.