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Having a blast in Moscow!
Sunday, December 09, 2007
Well we made it to Moscow, we have our appointment at the US Embassy on Tuesday and then fly home the next day. We've taken in Red Square today (Sunday). It is just so incredibly beautiful.

Andrei is just doing fabulous. He has a few meltdowns every now and then but they seem to be exclusively because he doesn't get his way all the time. I think he's a bit confused on who is the parent.

But he's sleeping over 10 hours a night!!! So, yes, we are too and that is just wonderful because we're able to keep up with him during the day. We're at the Marriott Grand and it's really a terrific place. They really take care of the adopting parents and they've just been super nice and made things ultra easy for us. I know it's pretty expensive but if you can swing it I highly recommend it as well worth the money.

We have found plenty of internet cafes with more reasonable prices but of course I have to leave my little guy so I'm still not going to be updating all that often.
posted by Steveg @ 5:26 AM  
5 Comments:
  • At 7:47 AM, Blogger Dede said…

    Just getting caught up with your blog. Looks like we missed you by a day. We got home last night from Moscow. Congrats!

     
  • At 9:03 PM, Blogger Denise :o) said…

    I'm just getting caught up as well. Sounds like you are having a great time!! Can't wait to see pictures of Andrei.

    I love the post about reliving life through your child. It's so, so true!!! Ivan has definitely taught me to slow down and enjoy life a little more.

    Hope the rest of your trip goes smoothly and your are home soon!!

     
  • At 11:07 PM, Blogger Esther said…

    Congratulations! So exciting ;o)

    We stayed at the Marriott also. Highly recommend it. Although, they totally over charged us, and we had to fight the bill when we returned to the states. That sucks! So be careful to make sure they only charge you what you were quoted ahead of time. We brought our vouchers and all info from booking our trip ahead of time. At the payment desk, they were like, "Ah, so what. What do you think you're going to do about it?"...and charged us twice as much. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHh. At least we finally got the difference refunded about 4 months after we returned home.

     
  • At 4:50 AM, Blogger Tricia said…

    We loved the Grand as well and plan to stay there for trip #2. Did you find the really cool grocery store on the main street? It's on the same side of the street as the Grand, just past Pushkin square. Great place to buy chocolates!

     
  • At 12:55 PM, Blogger Ronda said…

    Glad you're enjoying Moscow with your new son. Isn't it amazing? I cried like a baby on the way out of the Embassy. I felt that now if Russia decided to change their mind for any reason we would at least have some power on our side for a change.

    We stayed at the Marriott too and loved it -- just don't order room service -- the prices will give you a heart attack.

    There is also a nice grocery and restaurant just behind the Marriott. Ask the front desk.

    Can't wait for that Red Square photo.

    Ronda

     
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