Will keep editing! Started to do it now, getting all the pictures in the proper order, only to have Natalia wake up. If I don't get her busy by letting her go to webkinz.com, I'm afraid she might wake up someone else. (Every room is filled with sleeping people -- except for where the dining table is). I WILL ADD COMMENTARY ABOUT YESTERDAY AT SOME POINT; I'll let you know when I've done so by mentioning it in a post.
IN PROGRESS. WAY TOO TIRED TO ACTUALLY ARRANGE THESE PICTURES AND HAVE ANYTHING COHERENT TO SAY ABOUT THEM.
I'm sticking these photos up here to appease those of you eager to see pictures from everyone's first day together during this visit. After getting back from the airport, we picked up Katya from her school and then went to Gorky Park, to Chaihona -- a cool Uzbeki restaurant, up to October Square, to Danilovsky Monastery, to Ogo-Gorod (Mir Dyetstva) to make their cool paper sculptures, then back home again. All using the subway/tram/our own feet.
The kids are getting along wonderfully, like old friends. Katya P is using more Russian than expected and is ticked pink to be here. She cracks us up all the time!
There's lots of fun stuff to write, but my eyes are burning from lack of sleep...
It has been a LONG day. Long, but wonderful!!!