Monday, August 25, 2008

Monday - When are you leaving?

We decided to do a game show today at the orphanage. The girls had to draw a piece of paper and perform what was asked and then they got to choose a prize from three different bags. They really enjoyed that, and then the men took them down to the store to get ice cream while Joyce and I cleaned up. We went to the market this morning to purchase the prizes, and one lady that owns a makeup booth looked at us and asked "When are you leaving?" and then smiled. We have become regulars. We got our old room back today, and it never looked so good. We have a desk again. The people work really long hours here at the hotel. We saw the same security guy about 6 times today, and he just keeps smiling and laughing at us. He is now saying a few things to us in English. We realized tonight when we came home that he has been working all day, as we saw him when we first left this morning. Halle is getting really used to her new name. Brad said when they went for ice cream she rode on his back the whole way, and the other girls were asking what her new American name was, and she said "Halle Parish". They were all trying to pronounce it, and he said it seemed they thought it was cool. We weren't sure how that would work out, but she seems to be fine with it. Four days until court!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great to hear that you're back in your room and things are still moving along. We can't wait to get you back from your "Ukranian Vacation". Look kids, there's the statue of Lenin again. . .