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, August 28, 2011

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011

week thirty-two, 2011

One of the reasons we're moving. Note how short the "wall" was in L's room, right by the stairs...and the semi-exposed wiring. This is part of a series of photos taken in case the landlord decides not to return our deposit.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

week thirty-one, 2011

That's my Ladybug Girl.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

week thirty, 2011

county fair

week twenty-nine, 2011

week twenty-eight, 2011

week twenty-seven, 2011

A birthday cake for America--with knife, fork, and glass of milk.

week twenty-six, 2011

week twenty-five, 2011

week twenty-four, 2011

A big week for us.

Sometimes I look around when we're out and wonder,
"Is that what she'll look like when she's bigger?"
I'll miss that once we're home.

At Ksusha and Misha's birthday party.
It was a warm and happy gathering of all my class and their families.
The balloon man was a bigger hit than the fairy wings or the "unicorn" ride.
All of our worldly goods (minus the ones in the suitcases).

Good-bye, AASSP!

week twenty-three, 2011

Outside the Hermitage:
capital I's

and handwriting paper

also week twenty-two, 2011

Beazy and Mia are not impressed with their Delt@ approved cat carriers.

week twenty-two, 2011

Happy birthday, St. Petersburg!

week twenty-one, 2011

Took a bad fall off the monkey bars at school.

week twenty, 2011

Love the shirt. Love the girl.

week nineteen, 2011

Balshaya Konushenaya (Big Stable Street) has been under renovation for months. They have decided to cobblestone it to match Palace Square and update the median for pedestrians. These guys remind me of playing rock factory in elementary school. They take these square rocks, chip pieces off, and fit them into the circular pattern that will pave the road.

It was not finished in time for Victory Day. (When I did drive on the finished road--after St. P's birthday--I found that they did not level out the potholes before they cobblestoned. They just cobblestoned over them.)
A rather picturesque and atypical photo on Victory Day. The crowds were HORRIBLE.

Later that week we celebrated Lexi's birthday at home and at school.

Being hugged by her best buddies
Emily (US), Emilia (Netherlands), Begum (Turkey) and Sasha (UK/Russia).

week eighteen, 2011

week seventeen, 2011

Happy Easter!