Thursday, August 30, 2012

Happy Gotcha Day, Andrei!

And the parade of "Gotcha" days continues.  One year ago today, my mother and I had our last ride to the Artem Baby Home in the small village of Zavodskoy to pick up little Andrei.  The ten-day waiting period was over.  From that point on we were homeward bound.  We still had a day or two left in Vlad, then a week in Moscow, but we were eager to get Andrei home to his Mama (who had returned home the day after court).  I can't believe it's been a year since I picked up my son.  You haven't grown so much in size, Andrei, but you've grown in so many other ways.  You definitely bring adventure, comedy, entertainment and great joy into our family!  We love you, buddy!

Love,

Pop

About a week before Gotcha Day! 


 Just a few days before Gotcha Day


Gotcha Day with Pop & MeMe



Andrei this past weekend


Andrei with Mom & Sergei - First Day of School


At the Festival of Nations in St. Louis with Olga, our exchange student

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