After the zoo, we came back and I laid Ava down for a nap, and Svetlana picked me up to go to another baby store. We were running low on items for Ava, (since she loves to eat) and the local corner stores do not carry anything for babies. Weird huh? On our way back Svetlana got pulled over by a cop, now when I say pulled over, I mean waved over. The cops stand in the street and wave a lighted stick to tell you to move to the side. When he came over, Svetlana talked to him, it sounded like pleading, and then she had to hand over her "papers". The cop walked away to his car, Svetlana told me to wait in the car, and she took her purse and said, I guess it's time to pay. She walked over to the cop car and sat inside for a long time. I could see conversation going on between the two of them. When she finally came back to the car, she said well that only cost me 1000 rubels. If I were to go to court, it would of cost me much more. I asked her what she did wrong, and she said the cop said her left tire went over the white line. What??? Have you seen the way that everyone drives here? It is crazy and I am from Chicago. The cop just "exercised his authority" and made some money over Svetlana. What a system huh?
We went out to dinner last night, and Ava was a little out of control. The restaurant did not have a high chair and I did not bring her stroller. It made for a very interesting meal. She does not like to be held for long periods of time just yet. Yikes, I can't imagine the plane ride home. If this was a glimpse into the future for the plane, I may be in TROUBLE!
I forgot to post this picture, this is from the first day we had Ava,
she went down for a nap, with no problems.
I sat in the bed reading a book and just watching her sleep.
It was a wonderful feeling.
Walking around the apartment
She is really good at walking now
On our way down the escalator at the Metro
We were on our way to the Zoo
Just a sampeling of the High Heel Shoes in St. Petersburg
these have fringes on them
at night before bed. She was trying to open a box.
I didn't need to bring any toys
What was I thinking, Toys?