We are EXHAUSTED from our whirlwind itinerary each day. We'll all write it up when we're not busy actually living it!
Here's one picture, though, of the kids giving flowers to a veteran at Victory Park last night. It's a tradition on May 9th (the end of WWII, during which 20% of the Russian population died, including many civilians) for all veterans, or their widows, to dress up with all their medals and be honored at parades and festivals. People of all ages, but mainly children, go up to the veterans, give them flowers and express their thanks.
This kind man was so surprised and thankful when our kids went up to him. As he accepted the tulips, he said: "Thank you so much! Many of us left to fight the war, and so many never returned... Your appreciation honors them, too."
Gotta call it quits now. Poor us; we have to rush to make it to Gisèle at the Bolshoi Theater!