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Anastasia has a swollen mouth today, probably from an infected filling she recently had.
There's nothing more we can do adoption wise until our court hearing on Thursday. So, we are spending our days mostly shopping. At night we usually watch a movie on the PSP. We brought about a dozen PSP movies.
Yesterday a small grocery store opened up right next to the hotel- attached actually. Now we can buy groceries next door
Lancie writing: Hi Kristen! It's good to hear from you! Isn't your new cousin just as cute as can be? You want to know what she likes, so I asked.... Her favorite color is "Pink, red,..no pink,....no red,...uh pink, red, red, red..."--take your pick! She is turning out to be quite a girly girl so far. She likes crafts, drawing, coloring, plucking the piano, (she doesn't really know how to play), and playing with Barbies. She really likes a pocket- sized spirograph I bought , but because it is so small, it is difficult for her. She might like a full-size spirograph. She also is very interested in my jewelry (was she hand-picked for me, or what?!). She loves to read, has a sweet tooth, and has become interested in The Little Mermaid since we explained the origin of her middle name.
She has gotten to talk on the phone with Grandma, Grandpa, JM, and Cameron a couple of times. She gets all tickled, shy, and flustered and can't remember what to say when on the phone with them. I don't know that she has ever talked with anyone on the phone before.
She is excited about coming to America and meeting all her family. She looks through the photo album I brought and names each person (and pet). She asks questions, and is connecting who is who in all those pictures.
It is Christmas Eve. Merry Christmas to everyone at home! Decorations are slowly going up, here, but it's not home. I especially miss the kids now. Tomorrow A.M. the children at the orphanage will present a "concert'. I think Anastasia's class will sing. We will have a full day tomorrow, as we will have Christmas with Anastasia's class after the concert. Then we will spend some time on the phone with home, hearing all about the "Christmas Action" going on with the kids.