Sunday, February 3, 2008

We are in Moscow!

Nick on the flight to Moscow

Sleeping in Novokuznetsk

Checking out the street scene - Novokuznetsk

Yeah, I still don't smile for the camera... we are working on that!

Hi everyone. We made it to Moscow yesterday morning, right on schedule at 8:14 AM... yipeee! Nick did great on the flight over, as he did the first day with us. He is slowly coming out of his shell and realizing that we are here for the long haul.

Because I had to wake him up so early to fly to Moscow (5:00 AM for a 7:40 flight), he was out by the time we lifted from Novokuznetsk. Slept for about and hour, ate (which he does very well), and played. The boy is fascinated with windows, so we spent a lot of time looking at the clouds and babbling.
We spent most of the day in. We grabbed lunch at Mickey D's, went grocery shopping for himm and came back to the hotel. Later on, Julie from Ohio (who is flying home with her daughter and husband today) and I power walked to Detsky Mir in search for baptism gowns..... and we found it! Detsky Mir is a huge, 4 story, children's store in Moscow just past Red Square.

Weather in Moscow is balmy compared to Novo. Its in the 30's today, it snowed some last night, but the sun is trying to come out, and the new snow seems to have melted.

Tomorrow we have his doctor checkup (part of the process for his Embassy Appt), and we will probably go to Red Square for the obligatory family picture.

Nick is sleeping right now, his schedule is off due to time difference from Novo. So for now we are going with the flow and we will settle into his regular schedule of naps, feeding, playtime, etc once we are home. After his nap we are going to trek down to Arbat Street for a bit of shopping and Starbucks!!! I saw the new Starbucks yesterday as we were walking towards Detsky Mir.

I better go see what my two men are up to, and see if my little man is up!


Grandma and Grandpa said...

Great to hear your trip to Moscow went so well. With each picture, we get more anxious to hug the little guy.

Grandma and Grandpa Brockmann

The Horners said...

Sounds like a great flight! I wonder where you are staying in Moscow? Sounds like you have great access to so many things to do and Starbucks!!! I wonder if they make a latte taste the same there as they do in the US. It's fun following your trip. Keep us posted.

sue&don said...

2Good to see the pictures of little Nick.

Don and Sue Dian

sue&don said...

He is precious.We can feel your joy. It's been "our joy" to follow your path to Nick via Russian Adoptian Chronicles. Our congratulations to all three of you. May God continue to Bless each of you as He has this past week. Don and Sue

Shannon said...

Oh my gosh!!! I just want to eat up those cheeks.

It's so exciting to follow your adventures and I'm so glad to hear that all is going well.


Anonymous said...

I cried through your slideshow! He is just the most beautiful boy ever!

God Bless you all!


Mely said...

Hi there!
Glad to heard that you are in Moscow and that everything is going as planned. Nick is so CUTE! Esos cachetes estan perfectos para comercelos y se ve tan lindo chupandose su dedito....Anyway, so happy that all this is almost over and that you ll be back home where I bet that all the family is waiting inpantiently!
Hugs and Kisses!!!

tzonakos said...

How cute baby :)
I found this blog accidentally and i am so happy you adopted little Nick.
A child is a blessing.
Now god may have you healthy to give him happinness :)

Greetings from Greece