Monday, October 1, 2012

Andrew at 9 or 10 years old

Andrew has only one picture of himself when he was yonger.  It is the earliest photo we have of him.  I wish we had a baby picture, but this is the one I'm going to blow up and put on our "baby wall."  This is before the orphanage.
Things have been pretty quiet lately.  We went for a drive this last weekend and Andrew says, "I love Mickschl Family!  They are crazy!"  That's because we didn't know where we were going....we were just driving! Isn't that fun?  To just take off and drive and don't have a destination....just drive and see where you end up.  We had a great day!

Andrew has been Skyping less and less with his friends in Ukraine. That is a big deal because that means he is bonding more and more with us. He is getting four hours of Internet a week and that is after he does his Rosetta Stone. He will Skype once a week with a friend, but that's it.

We have been saving our money for Disneyland and are hoping to go in the next two weeks.  I am going to hook Andrew to my belt! He has a tendency to take off!  He already knows he's to stay close to mom and dad.  I hope he does.  I really don't want to lose him at Disneyland. Although I know where he would be.....he loves Pirates!

I am so glad we took the step of faith, jumped off that cliff and adopted Andrew!  I would encourage any of you out there thinking about adopting, go for it!

                                         "I heard the voice of the Lord saying,
                                   'Whom shall I send and who will go for us?'
                                 Then I said, 'Here am I!  Send me!' " Isaiah 6:8


  1. Glad he is bonding and fitting in so well!

  2. I love reading your blog! I'm SO glad Andrew has his forever family!

  3. Where do you live??
    I am 5 minutes from Disneyland...
    Try not to come on the 14th...That's the day of the CHOC Walk and it will be CRAZY crowded.

  4. I have known of people finding/getting photos of their kids from orphanage years by googling the town or orphanage name or by connecting with other families who have adopted from the same place. Maybe something to check into...

  5. How does he skype with kids back home? I assumed that the orphanages were really poor? They actually computers and stuff to skype with?

    1. He Skypes with his friends outside the orphanage. It's a small village, so all the children go to school at the orphanage. Those are the kids he Skypes with.