A New Day in Kokshetau
It was too cold for a walk as Allison and I had planned to do so we just brought the heater down from upstairs and let the girls play on the blanket in the living room. After lunch, we put the girls down for naps and did what anyone in their right mind would do at lunch in Kokshetau. We had some vodka. And then we settled down to a chick flick (Bridget Jones’ Diary) on the computer. It was a nice afternoon and the time really does fly when vodka is imbibed at lunch. Allison brought about 6 jars of peanut butter (I’d been rationing my single jar) and so we had PB&J sandwiches for lunch and Pringles for dessert. Pringles and Vodka cocktails… Yum!
Annabelle was a dream visitor. She stuck to her schedule, had no meltdowns, and was very well behaved. Lubya, the factotum of the cottage was around cleaning for the early part of the visit. Lubya enjoyed playing with the girls.
She was very impressed by Annelise’s beginning-to-take-steps skills. My girl… well, here was what happened when Lubya tried to walk with Annabelle.
(Tony & Cindy, if you are reading this – Lubya says hi and wonders about Jadyn’s ka-ka. And Julie VB – Lubya misses Katelyn and would like to know if you are settling in okay.)
And here is another little movie with Annabelle doing her cute balancing act with her arms out. At last I can get a picture since someone else is holding her!
Finally, here are a few more pics of the girls.
the picture above, with all the expensive toys that Allison and I lugged across
the world, the girls settled on their favorite toy as being… a plastic
bag. *sigh* (Don’t worry out there
concerned parents of