Sunday afternoon we took the bubbles that the Easter bunny brought with us to Novodevichy Monastery. The girls had such fun with the oversized wands!
The park was crowded as people emerged from their apartments, enjoying one of the first "springy" days of the year... The passers-by had fun catching the clouds of bubbles and watching the girls as they danced around with their wands.
Natalia was very dramatic, gracefully putting on a show...
Chris also got in on the act!
Before the bubbles, the kids played a bit on the playground. Before we know it, they'll be too old for it! Boo hoo!
We first ate an Easter brunch at U Pirosmani, a gem of a Georgian restaurant that looks out on the monastery and park. The food is SOOOOO good! I absolutely adore their hachapuri (cheese bread), pomegranate sauce, eggplant rolls and mors (berry drink).
Just some typical Moscow "let's go to the park" fashion... You can't quite tell from the picture just how high both pairs of heels were...
Title for this picture? "ENOUGH already!" These birds/ducks want the icy pond to MELT!
Katya was so dashing on her scooter... I only let her go VERY slowly, though, since she has outgrown her helmet and we need to get a new one.
Natalia was simply overjoyed to be outside. We go outdoors all year round, but it's so much more pleasant when it's not too cold, gray or slushy...
We'll DEFINITELY visit this spot when our guests come in May! (Some friends we met when they were adopting their 7-year-old daughter here, the grandma and my mom are all going to take advantage of the low airfares over Victory Day weekend).