After church, Andre drove us to the Foutz's and I helped Sister Foutz with some computer stuff while Tyler took a nap and Elder Foutz made us a delicious dinner of chicken alfredo, green beans, salad, bread, and a pineapple upside-down cake that Sister Foutz had made. We had a great time with them and they gave us some paper products to help us with the boys in our hotel.
Fast forward to today - gotcha day for Calvin! We drove those horrible three hours on an extremely bumpy road to Vyksa. The director was very happy to see us. She is SUCH a nice lady.
She said that Calvin is doing well and very excited to see us. When he walked in, he smiled and gave me a hug and kiss and I immediately said "Mama lyubit Calvin" and he joined in with me on the second word. There is no doubt that this boy remembers us and the time we've had together.
Sveta asked him some questions for us, including "Who are these people?" - "Mama and Papa" & "Where are you going?" - he said "Home." Isn't that the sweetest thing??? We had a good talk with him and he truly seems to understand that we are adopting him and that we are his parents. He didn't seem sad about leaving, more excited than anything. But he was somber when we got in the car and drove away. He loves his director.
Sorry that it's sideways...I don't know how to fix it on my iPad. Pictures on the drive back to Nizhny Novgorod:
Halfway through the drive, we gave Calvin some juice which proved to be s big mistake. Ten minutes before we arrived at the hotel, Calvin threw up all over himself. I brought him inside and promptly stripped off his wet clothes and gave him his first shower. Then I put him in some Jammie's that we brought for him and bundled him up in a blanket and turned on some Russian cartoons.
Look at that smile! He is so cute! And he loves to color, too.
My impressions of Calvin, thus far, are that he is very happy to be with us. He loves our attention and wants our approval of everything he does from coloring to throwing a ball. It is very easy to love him. He is such a good boy.
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