Sunday, July 27, 2008
Will I Ever Catch Up?
I think I forgot this picture last time. Tate dries his hands on his towel for the last time.
Leaving the apartment. Our favorite taxi driver took us. He is the one who got us the train tickets. Tate has on his new backback. He was proud as could be. Poppa brought them back from home. They are filled with goodies to make the train ride easier. Worked like a charm. The kids loved them and everything in them. They were so excited to have their own things, They even slept with several of the things inside.
They loved playing with the suitcases while we waited for our train.
Looking out the window as the train started to leave the station. I was taking video and told the kids to say "paka" (goodbye) to Lugansk. Alina yelled, "Gooed-bye Lugansk Oblast" out the window. It was pretty funny.
They spent the first couple hours staring out the windows. They all loved the train ride. They liked eating on it, playing in it, coloring, and watching out the windows. Poppa and Julian slept in the compartment next to us and Kostya in the one on the other side (he joined us in Donetsk as a surprise). Tate fell off the bed once and woke up crying, Kevin said Julian fell off the bed too but he isn't sure he even woke up, and Lily cried for maybe a half hour when she woke up in the middle of the night. It was very hot on the train and I don't think I got more than maybe 3 or 4 hours of sleep. The kids did great though. They loved it. It was a huge adventure for them. I can't believe how long ago it seems.
Uh! The WIFI is running so slow it isn't letting me upload any more pictures. Probably for the best since I am falling asleep here at the computer desk anyway. Tomorrow is Kevin's first day back at work. Boo. :( Hope to catch up on emails, blogging, and thank you's soon. Just so busy settling in and enjoying this time with the kids. We had a wonderful day today. Hopefully I will make it to Kiev and then home in my blogging to I can get to it in pictures. :)