A Flower Bribe & Jackson in Concert!

Today was a very special day with our visit.  Let me start with the car ride.

Valentino picked us up at the normal time.  Most of the time we go straight to the orphanage, but sometimes he makes a stop at this old building and he says, “Documents- Administration.”  We all just shake our heads and wait in the car.  This morning he was in there for a long time!  We knew that the other family was waiting on a signature on some documents and the paper was just sitting on someone’s desk.  We figured that Valentino was helping get the signature.

All of a sudden Valentino comes running out of the building and hops in the car and starts looking all around him at the booths on the side of the road.  He pulls a U-turn in front of one and runs inside.  He comes out a few minutes later carrying this big orchid in a pot.  He puts it in the car and drives back to the building and runs inside with the orchid.  About five minutes later, Valentino comes strolling out of the building with the signed papers.  I guess he knows how to get stuff done around here!!!  It was hilarious!

So after the orchid adventure we arrived to the orphanage much later than what we usually do.  Scott and I made our way to the music room where we usually play with Jackson at.  We could hear someone playing the piano and when we walked in, we saw that Jackson’s groupa was putting on a presentation for the other nurses and a few visitors!  Jackson ran up to us as soon as he finished his song and we hugged him and led him back to the other kids.  He finished up the presentation, but kept an eye on us the whole time!  Scott and I never imagined that we’d get to experience this part of parenthood so quickly, the part where you are standing with a video camera capturing the little one’s performance!

Here are Jackson’s performances.  He’s the little one in the middle with the jean overalls and striped shirt:

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6 responses to “A Flower Bribe & Jackson in Concert!”

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    Family & Friends

    Valentino continues to crack me up with his flashy-flash get out of tickets cards and his mysterious orchid-bribes! He’s an international man of mystery!

    Jackson and his classmates were adorable!!!!!!!!! I wish I knew what they were singing! 🙂


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    I could hear the PROUD MaMa and Papa in the back-ground laughing, being a PARENT is so wonderful ….. We Love you 3 so much…. Mom and Dad H

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    Sure miss not being able to arrange Skype
    with you guys.(Time difference issue) The pastor’s sermon was very moving – best one I’ve heard in awhile! Ha Ha
    Mom B

    Imagine that! A little one who enjoys perform-ing music like you two! Nice show.

    Praying for you and your meeting with the judge
    tomorrow and the next 10 days.

    We love you and miss you.
    Dad and Mom B.

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    He is adorable. I am so happy for you both and he is blessed to have such wonderful parents who have obviously fallen in love with him already. Hope your time over there goes well and smoothly. There are lots of people anxious to get their hands on him. I know one sister and mother who were looking for boy things for a change! Congratulations, Kaye and Steve

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    that’s adorable! 🙂

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    so sweet! thanks for letting us kinda be a part of this with you! it’s amazing to watch 🙂 so so so happy for you guys! love-em
    ps – scott -michael got a 25th anniversary back to the future poster for you 🙂