The day began just as most have, we all met up in the hotel restaurant downstairs at around 8:15 a.m. It was a quiet morning due to some of us being tired. September was having a little trouble sleeping from thinking so much about the children at the hospital. After breakfast, Corey, Laura, and September departed for the hospital with Dan, who would also be transporting Lori to and from the school for the day.
The morning at the hospital was one of the easier that we have encountered, mostly due to the fact that we are so used to the schedule now! Corey sat with Andrei and Clio for much of the morning because Andrei was fussy and Clio just needed some well-deserved attention. Laura and September spent a lot of the morning dancing with the children to the “Chicken Dance” and the “Hokey Pokey.” The kids just love hearing those songs over and over and over!
Bananas and yogurt were had by all, which the kids really enjoy. The morning also brought about the first of a few diaper changes Corey finally did! Overall the morning went well with a less than tearful goodbye until the afternoon. Back to the hotel for lunch!
After lunch, we headed back to a very quick passing afternoon. Filled with laughter from all the kids, even from Luca! It was wonderful to see him laugh even while sick. Today was probably the easiest goodbye yet. Very few baby tears! Only two/three days left with the little ones though. We're all dreading leaving!
For dinner, Mihaela took us to the delicious Italian restaurant where we probably all ended up overeating, but it was too good to pass up! At dinner we heard about Lori's good morning with her students and then her afternoon with the older kids. As it was a different group from the day before, they were not quite as advanced. It was a good day, and night, had by all.
Entry submitted by: Corey
Message of the Day - Lori: “Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago." - Warren Buffett
Special Note: Dan said this message of the day made him think of a Romanian proverb, “To have a meaningful life – plant a tree, dig a well, build a house, and have a child.” The tree is for bringing comfort to others, the well is for bringing needed water and nourishment to others, the house is all about family, and the child is about the future.