Abbey and Elizabeth eating pizza
The next morning we gathered and some girls swam, some played on the trampoline and some played on the swing set. Guess what Abbey did? Of course, she swam.
Then we went to a local Chinese restaurant for lunch
Where we tried to get a picture of all of the girls
Abbey, Brooke, Ellie, Esther, and Emily(Ellie's big sister) holding Dorina
Elizabeth and her parents didn't make lunch
It took about 5 tries to get this one. I soon found out that getting a good picture of all 6 girls would be a challenge.
Dorina, Esther, Elizabeth, Brooke, and Abbey
(Ellie wasn't feeling photogenic)
Abbey, Elizabeth, Esther,Ellie, Brooke, but no Dorina
Abbey, Esther, Ellie, Dorina, Elizabeth but Brooke was upset.
Abbey and Ellie get tired of waiting for the others
I wonder if the orphanage had the same trouble in these pictures:
Gabrielle(not at reunion),Esther,Ellie and front row: Lacy and Hannah(not at reunion), Abbey(on the end)
Esther, Lacey, and Abbey
Esther, Lacey, Abbey and Ellie(on bottom)
We finally used the timer on my camera and got a great picture of everyone
except for Elizabeth, you can only see the top of her head
After lunch and naptime, we went back and all of the girls swam:
Abbey trying out her dive
Ellie asked her to show her how to dive
Guess who the last out of the pool was?
Elizabeth and Ellie chose to stop swimming to enjoy a story
And Elijah? He got lots and lots of attention. He didn't mind being one of 2 boys there at all! I imagine when he is older he will really enjoy it!
Dana fell in love with him
And he also enjoyed the swimming
All too soon, it was time to leave. Before we left, Dayton brought out his guitar and sang,"Happy Adoption Day". After a prayer time, we agreed to meet next year at Esther's home town of Indianapolis. By then she will have her little sister, Emma to join in the fun!
And maybe we will be able to get a picture of all the girls together.
Next post... the Loooong trip home(with a few stops).