Most of the time we have spent in Balta, a town of just under 20,000 people. We seem to have become well known there. There is some kind of joke going around about our 6 year old son being a better English speaker than any of the Balta residents. Our taxi driver thought the joke was hilarious! We have also started recognizing and being greeted by different people when we go to the market. As much as we have enjoyed Balta, last week we decided that we really needed a break, so we booked a train compartment to Lviv and have been in Lviv for almost a week. It is a gorgeous city and has been a nice diversion for us. Tomorrow night we head back to Balta.
The girls are doing well. We had a talk with them a few days before we left Balta about what to expect in America with our family. We discussed some of the rules that our family lives by. We strongly feel that the girls should have some kind of an understanding what they are getting into. Lyuba and Snezhana already had a pretty good idea of the rules because they lived with us for five weeks last summer. But we could see that plans were being made for things that we are not going to allow! All three of them seem to still plan on being adopted.
|Overnight train to Lviv.|