We thought you all would enjoy a few photos from our first few days at the orphanage. There are more to come – but here’s a sneak peek (click on each picture for a larger image):
The travel team (minus two - Holly and Marri Helen) at RDU Airport
Fellowship and food on the train
Unloading the train in the snow in Kirov
Opening Ceremony with Galina
The kids welcoming us in English
Three friends on the first day
Incredible origami from a special kid
Suzanne holding court with Group 1
Misha and two sisters
Andy and the power of the iPad
More Group 1 fun!!
A welcome reunion with the hardest working boy in Russia
Holly and the other judges in the Galympics
Maddie with the hand off to Chloe in the hockey relay
The travel team taking in the grandeur of another Galympics
Galina helping Andy in the tug-o-war. (Seriously, the story of the trip without doubt.)
Friendship wins again!!
6 thoughts on “A Peek Into Our Week – The First Photos”
Love the pictures! Thanks!
Sitting at a hot dog stand near the beach reading the posts. Max, Amara & Tony are so grateful. Thanks for sharing.
Ah, great pictures! It’s so good to see the familiar faces. Please tell everyone I miss them and I can’t wait to hear about the whole week.
Hey guys! I hope you’re having a wonderful trip. April 6th is Yura’s birthday. Please give him a big Happy Birthday from me and let him know I’m thinking of him.
This is Shay by the way. For some reason, it signed me in under a strange name…