We have had a very busy couple of weeks. The beginning of September we flew out to California to stay with Micah’s mom and visit friends in that area. We only had two short weeks to see everyone, and we didn’t even get everyone in. We did love our time with all the great people we hung out with. And the kids loved playing with “new” friends they hadn’t seen in a long time.
Micah’s mom’s house
Micah changing his mom’s faucet
Violet doing some Kindergarten work
At the Santa Barbara Zoo
A train that goes around the zoo
Violet and Ella
Keith with Grammy’s dog
Violet and Keira with Levi
Tinkerbell and Jasmine
A gorgeous west coast sunset
Violet and Layla
Movie time with our friends Dave and Katie’s kids, obviously Caleb is very excited about it
The girls had a great time playing with Grammy
Today, most of everyone here is Moscow will start back at work after about 10 days of vacation, but we have one last free day of vacation before starting up classes again, so today is just a day of relaxing for us.
By the way, Micah’s mom made it safely home. She left Saturday at around 1 pm our time and got home in California 2 pm her time. Flying in that direction she only lost an hour of her day, even though the flight was about 13 hours. Pretty crazy how that all works. We’re glad she was able to spend time with the girls and be here with us for the holidays.
Keira is getting to be quite a big girl. She will be 4 months old on the 20th, but I have already started putting her in 6 month old clothes. The ever changing growth of babies in their first year is just amazing, and goes so fast! And for those of you who remember how Violet’s hair stood straight up, well Keira’s hair does the same thing. Are most babies with hair like this? Here is an old picture of Violet to remind you:
Early this morning at 4:30 AM, Micah and his friend Ruvim drove Darlene to the airport to catch her 7:30 flight back home. We had a good time showing her all around Moscow, and Violet especially had lots of fun playing with her grammy everyday. Here are some pictures from yesterday when Micah and Darlene went back to Red Square to see Lenin’s body, and to visit the History Museum and the Kremlin. Unfortunately, the Kremlin is closed on Thursdays, so they didn’t get to go inside.
Thanks for coming to visit us Grammy. We had such a fun time with you!