The Pitman's Journey To Russia

Our journey to adopt three beautiful children from Vladivostok, Russia

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Introducing the Newest Pitmans!


Introducing the new additions to the Pitman Family! Max is the oldest at 5, Olivia is 3 and AJ is 2. Yes we know they are beautiful children!!! Since the first day as a family we have really made some progress. Things started out a little rocky as all families say they do but we are starting to settle into a routine and the kids are learning their boundaries (even though this is hard on everyone!). Eric spent today running with Irina to do the birth certificate and passport stuff. It is hard on Becky when he is gone all day but there is a lot of support from other families right now at the Vlad Inn. We will have all their doctor visits tomorrow so hopefully all will go well even though they all have colds. We have 5 more days in Vlad then off to Moscow. We just dream of sleeping in our own beds!

12 comments:

Bill and Myra said...

I am so excited to see the photo! They are adorable. I am so happy for all of you.

Blessings,

Myra

Carey and Norman said...

I love the picture. I can imagine you have your hands full. I didn't realize that all 3 children were under 5. Ha. Now the stories are even more hilarious...moreso because I am thinking of using the toilet on the plane and the fact that you will have to help all of them. You may spend more time in the bathroom than in your plane seats. Ha. I'm so thankful that you are enjoying your time in Vlad. It does get harder in Moscow as you don't have the Vlad Inn staff, other families, and Irina and Lana for support. Your help in Moscow isn't the same. Basically, you are on your own besides the day you go to the Embassy. We will pray that the flights go well and that your time in Moscow is enjoyable. For this reason, buy anything that you need help with while Irina and Lana are with you as it is harder to go to the store, etc. in Moscow!

Thanks for sharing a picture! You are right that they are beautiful (and handsome)!!

Amy said...

Congrats!!! They are adorable! Love the Blues jerserys, even if I am a Red Wings fan! Very cute!

Troy and Rachel said...

Oh my goodness! They are absolutely beautiful. You are blessed as are they! COngrats on a becoming a wonderful family!

Craig and Phyllis said...

Oh my goodness, they are beautiful! I have not been able to check out your blog since Moscow. And then I only got half way through your post, but was laughing so hard. I had to leave because our three were yelling and screaming too! : ) Glad to hear that you are getting some routines down. I still have to work on that one. Praying that the rest of your journey goes well. Rest up for the Moscow airport, it's a killer with 3 active ones. Get a luggage cart and let them ride on top of the suitcases as far as you can.

Barb said...

They look so adorable! How wonderful for you. I love the hockey jerseys!
Barb

debbiemetzger said...

Eric and Becky,

Wow!!! They are beautiful. You are blessed and so are they. We will be praying for you. There will be lots of adjustments for everyone. Have a safe trip home.
God Bless

Kirpy and Sheila said...

Congrats on the beautiful family. Your kids look happy and healthy and should keep you on your toes for years to come.

We are very happy for you. Enjoy your next few days and get ready for the very interesting (and long) trip home. Exciting times.

Cindy said...

Such cuties! Glad things are moving along for you. Wow, Christmas in Moscow! What a story to talk about in years to come. Stay warm.

Cindy

Tony and Dawn said...

Beautiful kids! I know it seems like you have been in Vladivostok an eternity, but the end if the journey is in sight! God Bless -

Justin said...

5 more days huh, wont be long and you'll all be home and we'll still be waiting to go back. I think you should go back in about 3 months just for fun and we won't be stuck there by ourselves. HaHa Glad to hear everyone is doing well. Give the kids a hug for us and tell Carl, Carol, and Garrett we said hi and hope all is well with them. The SUPER Hot Farmer!

Jane said...

They are so beautiful--love the shirts, Eric!