Tuesday, August 10, 2004


We went in for our visit with Aubree this morning and they said we wouldn't be able to see her today. She has a bad cold and they think she should rest for the day. We were very disappointed but until our court day they are in charge. So, Dave adnd I had our translator drop us off downtown and we are just spending the day walking around and shopping. And we ducked into this internet cafe to check on some e-mails and update our site.

Let's see...I don't think we have talked about the orphanage too much. It is a very nice orphanage and very clean. We have seen about 25 other babies ranging in ages 6 months to 2 years old. All of the children we have seen look very healthy! And they are almost all blue eyes and blond hair...except for our beautiful Aubree, of course. And I was hoping to find a child with dark hair and eyes because that's what I have so it worked out perfectly!! Anyway, the caregivers seem to take very good care of the children and it is obvious they love them very much. The children are not allowed to sit on the ground or play in the grass. So, we let Aubree go in the grass and touch it yesterday and she loved it. At first she looked at us like, 'I'm not suppose to be here', but then she enjoyed herself. The children seemed to be well fed and they seem to have a lot of activities like music class, exercise class and they spend alot of time outside playing. There are doctors to check on the children and see how they are doing and they seem to get the medicine they need if they are sick. We were told that Aubree even had an ultrasound recently and that all her internal organs look good. If anyone has any questions feel free to post them in the comment section or you can e-mail us at: shann28@sbcglobal.net

Oh, to my sister, Nikki....thank you, thank you, thank you for getting the doctor's letter we needed. You are the best. I knew we could count on you!!!

We'll post again soon!


Shannon and Dave


Anonymous Anonymous said...

that is a bummer that you were not able to see her today! That really makes the day long i am sure. Poor thing- i hope she feels better. I hate when little ones have colds- it is so sad. well- try to get some rest today and and maybe see some sites. And look forward to your visits tomorrow- she will be so happy to see you and i know you both will be excited to see her!!! love- nikki

7:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi- just wanted to let you know i am leaving right now to pick up the doc letter for aubree. brenna and me are going to go to the dollar store and buy fun stuff!!! talk to you soon. luv- nik

9:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that stinks poor aubree has a bad cold... i hope that i get to see her before i go back to school ... but i can ALWAYS come home to visit. well i hope the rest of your day goes well. be safe.. love you always- angel

9:26 AM  
Blogger tina said...

Shan, You know how colds go, she's probably doing nothing but sleeping anyway and that will make her well faster so you can spend a great active day together tomorrow, and she'll be expecting your guys return when she's well! That picture of aubree and the bubbles is so precious! Take Care, your in our thoughts.
Tina Casey

11:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Shannon And Dave, How is Dave's cold today? Is he worse also? I hope both of them get to feeling lots better real soon. Did you get to see any sites there today? I hope you enjoyed your day even though you were not able to visit with Aubree. We are praying for your safe and speedy return home each day!! Take good care of yourselves and see you real soon!! Love Rita, Terry and Oscar

7:50 PM  
Blogger dianneandron said...

hi kids,
hope your coldz are getting better. i'm sure it's hard to rest, but that is the best thing. glad to hear you got the dr. letter and now its just a waiting game. yes, shannon, they are in charge for now, but God will only allow them to go so far. speaking of bubbles, i have been asking for a bubble of protection over the three of you. we are going away for a couple of days. i hope they have a computer - i need my daily dose of damico adventure in the ukraine. love mimi

8:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey guys-just checked you site in hopes that maybe you would of gotten to see Aubree this afternoon-guess not. Hopefully you at least enjoyed your afternoon as much as possible. Looking forward to tomorrow as I am sure you are too-got our fingers crossed that you will get to see Aubree and get your paperwork!! Be Safe-talk to you soon. Bob & Julie
P.S. Chloe loved the latest pictures!!!!

8:15 PM  

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