I am posting some pics of my trip to Moldova in January. Hope and Will Marin got along well at "his house" as Hope calls his orphanage. I hope they do as well when we bring him home. I was very impressed with all that Will knows. The director at his orphanage has done a very good job in making sure the children are educated. He knows letters, numbers, shapes, animals/sounds, etc. in Romanian. He also can draw all of his shapes, color, cut and then glue them on paper. He knew exactly what I was asking him to do. We also met his music teacher who uses an old accordion that is duct taped in places. She was delightful and even played some songs for us so that Will could show off his singing and dancing. She did not want to be photographed however!
When we were coloring and he got a teensy bit out of the lines, he would look at me and point. I would say "its okay" and he would smile and shake his head. This became a joke as the days went on and he would do it on purpose and say "its okay." He is very orderly in that he wants to sort everything by color, etc. and he wants everything picked up before he moves onto something else. I bet that doesn't last long when he comes home! On the other hand, maybe Hope will pick up this trait!
|Hope clapping for Will as he plays on the iPad|
|Outside of Wills house (as Hope calls it)|
|Front gate of orphanage|
|Hope and Will at the playground at Will's orphanage.|
|Will and Hope enjoying bananas|
|Will Marin painting.|