Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Some New Old Pictures of Micah (then Misha)  

Here are some pictures of our precious Micah from a couple of trips made by Mission to Ukraine. There were at Christmas 2008 and during January/February 2009 (just before we met him).



We never saw this high chair in the area they ate, but it may have been in the "physical therapy" room that was used as a storage room. He's clearly restrained and not eating. He is a bundle of energy and perhaps they just felt the need to have a break. :0) Isn't he sweet?


That's our Micah...wanting to be involved in anything and everything. Never left out. Bless his heart, he couldn't see those pictures at all with his vision. I wonder what the brain does to make up for that.


Doesn't he look happy to be held? Ha. This was at their Christmas party.


Decorating (or at least throwing ornaments at) the tree.

Mary showed him these pictures this morning. He clearly remembers this place. He wanted to see all the pictures. Then he kissed Mary and jumped down to play. (Probably to unroll a whole roll of toilet paper into the toilet. While I'm on the subject, he never saw toilet paper until we got our hands on him...how does he know to unroll it all into the toilet? Is this instinct built in to all little boys????)

We marvel at the blessing he is to our family. Hopefully today will be a good day at school! :-)

No s-p-i-t-t-i-n-g we hope.

Blessed be the Name of the Lord

Oh...several have asked how the "clean" eating is going. It's going great and I feel GREAT. I'll share more about why I'm doing it some day, but not today. But I'm on day 8 of no sugar, no gluten, no dairy. That's NONE at all. It's amazing how good I feel. It's definitely worth it!

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8 comments: to “ Some New Old Pictures of Micah (then Misha)

  • Amy L
    August 26, 2009 at 1:07 PM  

    Does Micah put some of the toilet paper in with it still attached to the roll and then flush? Caleb has discovered this and thinks it is hilarious to watch the toilet paper spin on the roll as it is being sucked down the toilet!!
    Boys, Gotta Love 'Em!!
    Amy

  • Chris and Mary Malone
    August 26, 2009 at 1:48 PM  

    Oh, Amy, he's never found that out. I pray he never does!!!

  • Leah
    August 26, 2009 at 4:01 PM  

    Wow, what a difference a few months of love and excellent care make! Ok, clean eating: I've been saying for 2 months I'm going to force my family into clean eating. We have to do SOMETHING. I started, as I just had major surgery and wanted to heal well. Anyway, I just started getting "Clean Eating" magazine, and it has lots of recipies and stuff in it. Now, if only I'd make them so I can tell you how great they are! LOL

  • Jason & Melanie
    August 26, 2009 at 10:28 PM  

    Thanks so much for leaving a comment on our blog! We are so glad to meet another family that adopted from the Novograd baby orphanage. Our facilitator felt that there werent many adoptions that had taken place from there, so it is great to know that more children from there have a family now :) We just loved seeing the pics of the orphanage on your blog! Please keep in touch!
    Melanie

  • thedickinsonfamily
    August 27, 2009 at 7:43 AM  

    Such a priceless, precious gift these pictures are. I know you will treasure them. What a gift!

  • Carole Ray
    August 27, 2009 at 10:27 AM  

    Did you notice that the other little boy being held with Micah has the same vein thing on his forehead that Micah does sometimes?

  • Chris and Mary Malone
    August 27, 2009 at 10:40 AM  

    Carole...
    Yeah, I have often wondered if the vein thing is from all the sedatives and sleeping pills he's had over his life time. There seems to be no medical reason.

  • Jason & Melanie
    August 27, 2009 at 8:43 PM  

    That is great news about the other family adopting from same orphanage too! I am so thankful to know that other adoptions are taken place from there! Our son, Vitali has FAS and global delay. He is developing every day as I am sure your children are also! I look forward to keeping in touch!
    Melanie