Thursday, October 16, 2008

We're Parents!

It's official, we are parents of Cooper Nikita and Kara Iraida!

We were approved by the Russian Federation to parent these gorgeous little children AND our 10 day waiting period was waived!

We are to stay in Arkhangel'sk until Monday then we'll go to Moscow where we'll do embassy paperwork then we'll head home.

The babies are wonderful and fun and WILD! We're all getting to know each other and it's truly amazing how smart these munchkins are. They copy everything we do and Cooper is trying to say our English words already. It's all good and fun.
Here are some pictures that we can finally post!
Please ignore the lovely orphanage buzz cut with bangs on my son!














28 comments:

Troy and Rachel said...

Jane and Jim,

Congratulations! You're children are beautiful!! I love their names and that is great that Cooper is already trying to say English words. I'm so glad your 10 days got waived and you can start your days as a family of four right away! We are so, so happy for you!!

Chris said...

CONGRATS!!! I am so excited for all of you! Welcome to parenthood. They are adorable. It's amazing how quickly the orphanage haircut grows out and they have gorgeous hair!

Tammy said...

Congratulations!! Our cousins are adorable!! We can't wait to make another trip out to Houston sometime to meet them!! Hope to see more pictures of Cooper and Kara soon!!

Kim Abraham said...

Wonderful News! Your children are beautiful! I am sooo excited for you! Congratulations 2x over!!!

Ani said...

Congratulations!!!!! They are just adorable.

Safe travels!

Becky and Keith said...

YAY!!!!!!!! CONGRATS! The kiddos are absolutely beautiful and don't you worry, all of our kids have come out with some funky haircuts! Enjoy the rest of your time in country and get lots of good pictures! I'm so, so, so happy for you!

Joanna and Eric said...

That's wonderful news!!! They are absolutely beautiful! Best of luck with the rest of your trip. Can't wait to hear more when you get home.

Joanna and Eric
www.russianboywonder.blogspot.com

Michael and Carrie said...

Yea!! I'm so excited to see this post! Congrats Mommy and Daddy! Cooper and Kara are adorable! Love the Russian hair cut! :) Congrats on having the 10 days waived-what an awesome gift! I hope you all are doing great! Have fun in Moscow!

Jane said...

Congratulations Mama! They are absolutely beautiful! They look like they could be twins. Have fun!

Susan said...

How fabulous! We had you in your thoughts and prayers on your court date!

Nancy said...

They are absolutely adorable! Congratulations, Mommy and Daddy!

heathe and john said...

You did it!!!!! It must be an amazing feeling to have this journey almost over. I hope you have a great time getting to know each other. I am curious what you are going to do all those days in Ark.

Dede said...

Congrats Mom and Dad...what beautiful children! Isn't it a wonderful feeling to know it is all over?

JennyM said...

Yeah!! Congratulations! I know you must be so excited. Good luck making it through the Moscow Madness. :0) We just arrived home today and it we are so glad to be here! Not too much longer for you either. 2 children are exhausting aren't they? :)

Nina said...

Congratulations. They are beautiful.

Joy said...

Jane and Jim,
Congratulation!! I am so happy for you guys. They are beautiful. Enjoy every minute.
Joy

Shannon said...

Congratulations! They are so precious!

Shannon

Susie Q said...

They are absolutely adorable and I couldn't be happier for you 4. Aren't the kids from Kotlas cute??? We are very fortunate!! Can't wait to see more pictures!

Debbie B said...

Oh my! Texas is about to get a whole lot cuter. They are adorable. Congratz!

Susan and Randy said...

Cooper and Kara look adorable! Congratulations on the new family!

kate said...

They are STUNNING! Warm congratulations to all.

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Adrienne said...

Jane! Cooper and Kara are gorgeous! They sound like they are doing just great. We are soooooooo happy for you!! Can't wait to hear more and see more pics!!

Carrie said...

YEAH!!! and CONGRATULATIONS!!! I have been computerless for a over a week and I am just now catching up. I am so happy for you. Cooper and Kara are beautiful!!

Meghan and Bill said...

Congratulations! Your children are adorable. Looking forward to more pictures!

Safe travels home.

Doripink said...

Congratz! They are beautiful! Gave me chills. Seems like ysterday when we were their to get our daughter (even though it's been 3 years)!
Best of luck.
Dori

doripink@carolina.rr.com

Carey and Norman said...

Congratulations!! So excited for you. Cooper and Kara are adorably sweet and I love the bangs!!

I am looking forward to more photos once home.

We have gone private on our blog, so I'll send you a link!

M- said...

Beautiful children! Congratulations!! Megan

Rich and Jolynn said...

Fantastic news! Congratulations! We keep checking to see more pictures of your beautiful son and daughter. Save travel wishes for you all.
Jolynn and Rich