Since I can't have my timing with this adoption (USCIS c'mon!!) I can focus on getting as many tactile/early learning activities read to go. Luckily I have some willing test subjects.
Egg shell mosaics. Clean out your egg shells, color them with food coloring (I used a plastic bag), let them dry in the sun. Glue on paper.
Tactile sand (in this case salt) writing tray. I put black construction paper in the bottom. The kids can write letters or shapes. I made it with an old Melissa and Doug box I had (the one the toys come in) but you could use a tray or cookie sheet.
This limbo is not what I want, nor what I think I need. I've learned that what I want and what I think I need are usually in the wrong, tied up too tight in my limited perspective. The Bulgarian government is not totally in place so even if we had our USCIS approval - we would still be waiting. And we don't have all the funds to travel so this waiting time is giving us more time to fund-raise.
It is in His timing that I need to trust. Please keep praying and supporting us. Adoption is a long tough road but I wouldn't trade the opportunity to parent these two children for all the quick paperwork in the world!