Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Another Afternoon Behind the White House
Sunday afternoon I took Natalia back to the park behind the White House. I was pretty sick, so I just kind of sat there on benches, following her around as she played and rode her scooter. (It is the BEST spot for roller skating/riding a scooter. SUPER, SUPER, SUPER. Winding paths that are very smoothly paved).
She had a great time and asked me to post the pictures I'd taken; she thought the new creatures were worth seeing. So... with no more delay... Meet the elephant.
And the turtle.
And one of the stick men.
Here's the little chapel that sparked Natalia's curiosity about Orthodox crosses.
She spent over an hour playing in this "tree" with a little boy named Sasha. It was great to see how easily she made a new friend and played with him in Russian! Since this year she has pretty much played only in English with other kids, it's reassuring to see how easily she was able to slip into Russian. She'll be fine when she goes back to Russian school next year!