This morning i was up at 6am...better than the 3:30am the day before...i had been up for 24 hours before the 6am waking up. I got onto FB & then curled my hair & got ready. We had another wonderful meal here at the restaurant and then not long after that, we were on our way!!! It is all the way through town. BTW, i was surprised as to how BIG Gabrovo was! It is a VERY large city and has SO MANY MANY MANY of those "block apartment buildings" that are all on top of each other. We got to the orphanage and i could not believe the beautiful setting that was all around the orphanage. There were mountains that would be absolutely stunning in the Fall or Summer but now it was gloomy and bare...but beautiful none the less! The building was not a shock to me as i had seen the pictures from Chrisy just a few months before. We went inside the first door then i was about to open the next door for our attorney, who is in a wheelchair, and she stopped me immediately. We waited for a very short time and then the director opened the door to the orphanage and then walked us to the familiar office. I had also seen these due to Chrisy's just being there in October, what a blessing! I had also recognized the director even though she was in her Dr. uniform. She definitely appeared as had been described...kind, caring, strong, involved in the children's lives, and determined. She said that she was thrilled that Ethan was getting a family! They talked a few moments, asked some questions and then she picked up her phone which was obviously NOT doing what she was needing it to do SO she went herself to somehow let them know to bring him down. She came back into the office...which was a nice office...not where i would say too rich but clean..VERY clean, nice clean desk with nice computer with a couch and chair with a glass living room type table. Toni asked if i was ready for this and then there was chit chat. Marty left the room to smoke and so i moved Scott to where i wanted him to get the angle from and i moved to a different spot too. Then Toni looked at me and said, "Here he comes...." with a big smile on her face and then i looked and saw him with the familiar social worker, not his groupa leader. He was walking so well, holding onto her hand...he looked very comfortable with her and especially with walking. She walked him right directly up to me then let go of his hand and walked to the director's desk. I was going to take it really slowly but i don't think that i did very well ;) AND he didn't mind at all! I held him and held him and held him and then realized that i was sure that Scott would actually like to do the same so i let him have him for a minute...probably LITERALLY! ;}) I got some pictures of them then took him right back. OH how we cuddled! Then very shortly later, TOni said that it was time to go to the play room.
We walked down to the play room...of course i held Ethan the whole way while Scott exchanged that item to carry with my purse ;) Hee hee...i may have gotten the heavier item but i for sure got the best item to carry! He cuddled with me for at least thirty minutes and EVEN threw in a real live kiss for me!!! He was actually acting like he may fall asleep and as much as i would have LOVED to have held him while he was sleeping...i wanted to get to know him SO....i put him down! WOW!!! What a bundle of energy!!! He was just precious! HE LOVED ...well, almost everything! He loved me the best though ;) Hee hee....i am literally falling asleep as i am writing this and i need to get to bed.....i will end with our night visit ended. His "teacher" came to get him and i had never seen her so i didn't know who she was until Toni said that it was time to leave! UGH! The lady had played with Ethan's hair (while he was in her lap almost)and she played with his hair the whole time. (one of the many things that he loves) I watched how she loved on him...WONDERFUL! Then i watched her have HIM clean up his toys...LOVE that too! Then she scooped him up and he loved her...i could tell that he felt secure! Relief! THEN i went and with my face asked to take him and say goodnight..."CHOW" SO i did and he ate me up again...i kissed him to pieces and then went to give him back and he didn't want to go with her!!!! He. WANTED. ME!!!! Yep, it made my night!!! THERE IS SO MUCH MORE but i am literally falling asleep...barely have eyes open,....night