Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving Day

We had much to be thankful for on Thanksgiving day!
Our referral allowed us to go to the orphanage and have our official meeting with Nina. Amazing what a piece of paper can do. The doctor and the workers were happy to see us and we realized how worried they really were due to the quarantine.
We were also given freedom to interact with Nina, and let me tell you, it was WONDERFUL!
She is very shy, and once she got on that little bike, there was no getting her off of it. We offered her to get down a few times and she just would shake her head "no."
Of course she had a lot of fun with her daddy, he is the funniest and the best!
She laughed so hard with him!
They also told us that Nina had been telling the workers all day that her mama was coming. Somehow she knew :)
We had a wonderful visit with her, we felt so encouraged and cannot wait for her to come home with us!
Here are some pictures and a short videos for you to enjoy!


Gayle said...

Oh my goodness, Stumbos, Nina is amazing! How fun to hear her laughter across the ocean. What a blessed Thanksgiving--enjoy your little girl!

Jeanine said...

Too cute. Good to see the 3 of you together.

Alicia said...

she has a beuatiful laugh!!!

she is beautiful!

Chelsea said...

LOVE the video with Andy! Laughter crosses every language barrier! What a joy-filled moment. What a way to spend Thanksgiving!

Nan and Dan said...

what a beautiful little girl!
hope things go quickly for you all.

Karien Prinlsoo said...

OH, ellie! I'm crying happy tears for you! Love the last pic of Nina and her daddy covering their mouths!