This blog started as a week-by-week look at our lives in 2010 (hence the address) in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Now, with the closing of my other blog, from-russia, I've decided to extend this blog to cover 2011 as well (despite the address--which really bugs me now that it's inaccurate).

Sunday, January 31, 2010

week four

Double-posted, I know, but losing her first tooth and finding her doll (the new bedtime buddy) was the highlight of last week.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

week three

School--that's my classroom in the upper right. It's not on the sunny side of the building. Doesn't it look like it's falling on top of you, threatening to crush you? Sometimes it does feel like work steals my life. But, if you look at the building in the background with the spire (naval academy building--beautiful) and the trees they're straight. So...maybe it is going to fall forward.

And across the street. Do you see the cars?Not the most insightful pictures...but pretty enough in the snow with the blue skies. BLUE SKIES! It makes me giddy.

I'll do better next week. Which is this week, already...

Friday, January 15, 2010

week two

The snow continues...

An atypical clear sky, killer icicles, mounds of dirty, frozen snow, and icy, slushy mess underfoot are pictured here.

runners up:

Very. fat. little birds in the tree. (Birds and cats are fed by the populace in an attempt, I'm told, to repay them for eating them during the seige.)

Lexi clearing snow from a favorite statue. We went here for lunch because she loves him (James Cook) and got taken. $20 for two 7-ups. And, the waitress forgot to box Lexi's leftovers and went and got them out of the trash and presented them to us. I made a great big noisy fuss (no one else there, so didn't really matter) about how disgusting that was and we left. (Without them, of course. As it's Russia, land of no-customer-service, not even an apology was extended.) So, not a very exciting photo, but it does have a story.

Friday, January 8, 2010

week one

The first week of 2010 had already ended by the time I started this challenge. Photographic choices, then, had to be made from pictures already taken. That left us with either my gorgeous daughter or photos of this ilk. Since I'm sure I'll resort to pictures of that imp of mine soon enough, you get this.

This is my attempt to organize toys after Christmas. I photographed all of her toys in their bins and will stick those laminated photos on the outside of each bin. I'm hoping this will not so much aid in tidying up but will serve as a reminder of all the playing options that we have neatly tucked away.