A couple of weeks ago the host children from Ukraine (who were in Ruslana's groupa) came together and spent the day at the beach in Oceanside. Since Levi was only four days old, Mark and I weren't in the position to go, but the grandmas came to the rescue and took our girl to see her friends. We are so thankful that Ruslana has two wonderful grandmas who love her so much!
Ruslana had a blast digging in the sand, playing in the ocean (completely fearless), and seeing the children that she grew up with.
Amazingly, Ruslana has already begun to forget Ukrainian. I had no idea this would come so quickly. She has been here four months and her English is really coming along. We were told that at the beach she would speak to her friends in English. The poor kids must have been so confused!
|Ruslana and Myroslav--one of her best friends|
|Maria (the orphanage director) and Ruslana|
|Our crazy girl|
|Katya, Denys, and Ruslana with Maria|
|Andriy & Ruslana with the DeHoog girls|