Leah is now 4 and starts P1 in only a few weeks, she is doing fantastically well and is just a delight, she has the lovely combination of being a 'girly' girl, into her princess dress's, sparkly shoes, bling, dressing in mummys clothes etc as well as running, jumping, climbing as fast and as high as possible with no fear whatsoever! When people said 'the time will fly', 'they grow up so fast', etc you just nod and agree but don't really believe it! I can actually confirm the time DOES fly and they DO grow up at 100mph right before your eyes...
All the pain, blood, sweat, tears and frustrations of our adoption journey are now far enough in the past that we are well on the way to adoption number two. We decided pretty early on our return from Kazakhstan that we would adopt again and after a couple of years on the waiting list and another exhaustive period of assessment we have finally completed all the paperwork from the UK side and our adoption dossier is almost ready to go out to Russia.
We will hopefully get details of a referral in the next month or so and possibly be out in Russia within the next couple of months, its a three trip process this time and we trust it will run a little smoother than our Kazakhstan experience, (we hope)!!
Will keep you posted, in the meantime I better update the blog with a few pics of Leah.
Philip, Amanda & Leah
Leah with Jacob and Charlie
Leah on the log ride at Disney
Leah and Olivia at the Zoo