Here's my dilemma... I regret not finding a group like this for Leila. We do not have a very active F*RUA group here and I feel like I should have done more for Leila so that she would have some Russian friends. I know that Leila feels it, too. She has been asking a lot lately if we would adopt another child from Russia after Da Xin comes home. "I don't care if it's a boy or a girl, Mommy. I just want someone else in our family from Russia." Trust me, I am not making any promises to her, but it does make me feel badly that we have become so active in our local FCC organization simply because it's a much more active and involved group. She also sees that Mia has something in common with Da Xin and her cousin, Lucy. My nephews are both from Guatemala, which leaves Leila the one-and-only from Russia in our family. I have tried to get her involved in Russian language classes, but she has no interest at all. Other than going to the Russian grocery store, which we've done a few times lately, there really isn't anything else Russian going on in our community. (Trust me, I've asked the owners, who also own the only Russian restaurant in town and are in charge of the Russian Club.) I do believe she is proud of being born in Russia and special that she is unique in her school, but I still wish I was doing more. If anyone has any suggestions, I welcome them.
OK, now that I've got that off my chest, let's get back to today's play date....
Our other friend, Mia, and Abby, Alex's new sister - home just two weeks!! Isn't she just the cutest? Look at that beautiful smile!!
And Gracyn. Can you tell she just got back from vacation?
What a fun day!! I look forward to seeing these ladies and more of our play group on Friday!