It seemed like our week in our cramped, stuffy room in the Hotel Cosmos would never end, but what made it bearable (joyous, in fact) was little Andrey. He was so serious at the orphanage, but from the time we took him to the hotel to the day we left the smile barely left his face. He was happy, energetic, giggling, rambunctious--a joy to behold! We were so happy, and so relieved--we hadn't been sure how he'd react to being taken away from everything he'd ever known. Luckily, he seems to have bonded quite tightly with us. His personality is amazing. There's so much more to write about. The picture in the middle, where he's holding up his hands, is his favorite game--he likes to take things (toys, stuffed animals etc.) and hide them, then hold up his hands and make this quizzical expression--"Where is it?"--while we pretend to look for it (usually it's hidden in plain sight, but the joy the little guy gets from this game is amazing). The game never gets old for him, and neither does being tossed in the air by Andy, who got quite a workout from lifting him up over and over again (the little guy may be short, but he's solid!).