We got up this morning and headed straight to the orphanage to get my new daughter! They were waiting for us and asked me for the clothes I had brought. I even needed to provide a diaper for her! Ember wanted to come to me right away! Once I had her in my arms all her caregivers were asking her for kisses. She wasn't much interested though so we said goodbyes and headed out. Once outside I gave my mom my camera so she could video us leaving through the gates. She also took a couple pictures and we were on our way. We caught the bus back to the apartment and Ember was doing great. Until I tried to put her down in the apartment. She had herself a good long cry. Then we cleaned up and left for a bit of shopping - a new suitcase to help bring home extra goods :) We got back here for lunch and Ember ate a big lunch for me and is now currently napping. I decided to check out the video my mom took this morning of us leaving the orphanage for good to discover that she didn't hit the record button! Seriously! The once in a lifetime event has been missed. I hope her pictures turn out on her camera cause its all we have.
Ember is a funny little character with a lot of personality. I can't wait to get her home! Tomorrow we catch the long train to Kiev. On Monday and Tues. we have Embassy appointments and then we hope to fly home Wed!!