Tuesday, September 8, 2009

We're getting there

We finally got Victoria's passport this afternoon. It was too late to go for her medical exam though, so we will be doing that first thing tomorrow morning. After her medical exam is done we will head to the US Embassy to apply for her visa and start the waiver process. If we did not have to get the waiver, we would be able to fly home as scheduled on the 10th. Unfortunately, it would probably be a miracle if we have the visa by Friday. I was really hoping to fly out this weekend, but it looks like it won't be until early next week. We'll see what happens - it never hurts to pray!

Victoria's first few days with us have been mixed. She is a handful when we are in the apartment. She has to be occupied at all times and she is into everything!!!! She has been sleeping well though and usually sleeps from about 9pm to 8 am! She is very, very good when we are out, so we have been doing a lot of walking. There is a very nice park not too far from us, so we spend a lot of time there. She plays on the playground and they also have ponies there every day that you can pay to ride. It is about $2.50/ride, so it is well worth it. Victoria really, really loves the ponies.

I'll leave you with a few pictures and I will keep the blog updated with our progress the next few days.

This is Victoria with the orphanage director the day she was leaving the orphanage. He is holding a book about New Jersey that we gave him to show him where Victoria is going to live.


  1. Jaime Congrats Victoria is a gorgeous little girl! I am also from NJ, where in NJ are you from?

  2. She is just so adorable! It sounds like you are getting some great 1 on 1 time with her. Youre almost there, and soon you will be back in the US with both of your daughters! Congrats!

  3. She's beautiful! God Bless you for taking this little girl!

  4. She is precious! I know you'd like to be home quickly....but do enjoy your time alone with her also. It will pass quickly, and you will look back on it with good memories. I will be praying that you have a smooth paperwork process at the Embassy and safe travels home.
    Leslie G