Cold Days

It has been so cold that we have spent most of our time inside the house. I think we are all getting a little stir crazy. The kids have worked every puzzle, read books, painted and done as many projects as I can think of — I’m not very good at thinking of projects. I am really ready for some warm weather. Anyway, I have taken as many pictures in the house as I can and finally the other day when it warmed up a little we went outside and I got a few cute pics of Bella and Sarah on Sarah’s bike. 
Sometimes I wish that Bella’s orphanage director could see how well she is doing. We felt that she had doubts about us when we were there — maybe our imagination. Anyway, if only she could see how happy Bella is and how well she has adjusted to our family. Sophia has done pretty well, too — but, it is much harder to see with her. I think she is content and happy, but I can’t always tell. When I look back at pictures of Sophia I do think she looks much more alert and interested in things now than she did a year ago.


Bella taking a little ride. She was not scared at all and just sat and enjoyed herself. 



Everyone always wants to ride Sarah’s three wheeled bike for some reason. So, Jordan gave Bella a ride. 
I guess Bella is bored.


 I think Bella looks a little pitiful in this last one, but Bill doesn’t and he said he loves it.



  1. Love those pictures! The one of Bella with her tongue sticking out reminds me so much of Anya! She's such a beautiful girl!

  2. Thanks, Erin. Bella has her tongue out a lot and the funny thing is Sophia almost never sticks hers out.

  3. Were you given Bella's orphanage's email address? You could send these beautiful pictures? We have it if you are interested 🙂

  4. I do not have the email address and would love to have it. I actually had someone give me the name of a family traveling to Bella's orphanage this month and they are taking a photo book for me. But, I would still love to have the email address of the orphanage — have you ever sent an email to the director?

  5. I sent you an email 🙂

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