We got up and ate some breakfast, we played a while and then I put her back down at 10:00. Which is according to her schedule by the way. After her nap, I fed her again and we went for a walk to the Hermitage. It was extremly busy in the streets today, it is their version of Labor Day here and there was a parade on Nevsky. The sidewalks were very busy and lots of people waving Russian flags. We made it to the Hermitage to see a demonstration happening in the square with a lot of Police around. We had to walk around the demonstration to get inside. Once inside, our daughter was marveous. She was happy the whole time. Lots of the workers would stop and say something to her, and she would smile at them. She took the whole thing in stride and I was very proud of her.
We are back at the apartment, and I am a little off of her schedule. She is sleeping now, but I should be playing with her. When she wakes up, I will feed her and then play with her again.
teething stick (carrots and apple)
Statue of Jupiter
Tyler on one of the many stairwells
So far she seems to be doing o.k.. Every once in a while, she will look sad and start to cry with some huge crocodile tears. I pick her up and she stops immediately. I think she is sad about missing her caretakers at the orphanage.
Continue to pray for her that she will adjust to us and feel safe and secure with us.