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, April 11, 2010

week fourteen

This is a contented girl.

She's in a cami because we had spaghetti for dinner, which is her current favorite. She's wearing a twirly skirt sent from a friend in England and boots from a friend in the US. Both of them are new to her and still a little big--but great for being a cowgirl.

On her lap is the last last, huge, piece of carrot cake from Easter.

She's enjoying the nearly-unheard-of treat of eating in the living room. She asked for a picnic and then settled herself in our monster of a couch--which is incredibly comfortable.

(My camera with no flash is always blurry despite breath-holding and bracing.)

After eating all that cake she looked at me and asked, "Is your tummy a little sick? Do you have to bleh?" I admit to laughing at her and saying that my tummy was fine. I asked if she needed to throw up and she indignantly told me, "No! I don't need to throw up!...Maybe I need to lie down." She proceeded to carefully do so and then asked, "Will you get the bowl?" When I informed her that if she was feeling like throwing up we should go to the toilet, she decided she was fine, but continued to lie down.

She scoffed at the idea that she felt bad from too much cake. Clearly, she thinks too much cake is an oxymoron.


  1. Same issue with my no-flash camera....but the color is so much truer, it is worth it.

    I love the story behind the picture!

  2. I'm sorry . . . but I just kept thinking . . . "Well, you don't have to worry about Bulimia . . ." So divine that she thoroughly enjoyed that cake!!

  3. Gotta love a girl who loves cake!

    I have the same issue with no-flash photos - one thing that sometimes works for me is to slowly breathe IN while I brace and press the button while still breathing in. I get about a 50/50 success rate with less blur. Doesn't work while breathing out, though.

  4. ah, a girl after my own heart. and I am TOTALLY digging the wardrobe!!!

  5. How nice she enjoys the simple things in life... spaghetti, cowgirl gear, and cake on the coach.