Monday, May 12, 2008

2nd Monday in Serbia



Today we had wonderful weather!  We took Max outside to the play ground in front of the Children's home.  We put him in the swing.  He seemed to like it.  He is not one to complain much about anything yet.  (Oh yeah, except cleaning his nose and face.)  Several of the older children were outside too.  They are cute and some come to talk to us and give us hugs.  After about an hour outside, we took Max back in.  He played for a few minutes and then sacked out in my lap.  I guess he is not used to watching 20 kids run around.  

After we left the Children's home, we went downtown with Jasmina.  She showed us several nice stores and restaurants.   We ate a lot of lunch and then walked it off by going back to the castle to take pictures and see the churches there.  It was really amazing.  You can see the whole city and the Danube River.  Funny story...Kevin was wearing shorts and they did not allow this in the church so he had to wrap a shawl around his legs.  He looked like he had a skirt on.  I don't know which is more disrespectful, shorts or a guy in a skirt?!  Pretty funny.  We took a small tour of the fortress museum and Kevin liked that the best.  He really enjoys learning about the history here.  He read about it a lot before we came.  I read about the city as it is now and things to do here.  Together we have found we are familiar with many of the sites here.  The people here appreciate that we take interest in their culture and history.  

It looks like we will go to Max's hometown on Wednesday.  We will bring the attorney's husband to help us.  He is well known in that area and can use his influence to help us if needed.  Let's hope it all goes well but, we are all a bit nervous.  One of the people there is not happy about international adoption and could make it difficult for us.  Tomorrow we go to get forms at the US Embassy and schedule an appointment for the Visa interview.  We will get Max's physical on Thursday.  He is using breathing treatments right now for a respiratory infection so we will not take him from the children's home until probably Friday.  We want him to get all his medications.  We leave Saturday morning.  I think this week will go quickly but Wednesday may feel VERY long.  We will see.  Lots of arguing in Serbian. :-) But if you have been here, you know that is NO big deal.  Serbians are very passionate people.  It has been fun.

3 comments:

THE CAMPBELL FAMILY said...

OH SHAWNIE & KEVIN, MAX IS SO ADORABLE ON THE SWING, HE SEEMS SO HAPPY ALL THE TIME. WE WILL PRAY EVERYTHING WILL GO VERY SMOOTH ON WEDS,HAVE A GOOD NIGHT. GARY & JODY

danniibeck said...

I just stumbeled over your blog because I also want to adopt a child from serbia ( i am half serbian) I would really like to get in contact with you , because i really have no idea where to start and how everything works. Please email me, if you have time :-)
My name is Daniela Becker. You can email to
danniibecker@yahoo.com

God bless you all!!!

Love,
dannii

AZmomto7 said...

Shawnie,

Max is an awesome little man, I love all the pictures you have been sharing!

Praying all goes well on Wednesday.

Kris
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