Next, some pictures from Lydia's birthday party on May 17th. Lydia's "babushka" Svetlana came.
I made a cake of one of Lydia's favorite Russian cartoon characters: Luntik.
Quite a crowd!
After some cake & ice cream, we went to the park to play.
Here are some pictures from beautiful springtime in the park:
This was the morning of Lydia's last day of preschool.
On one of our last nights in St. Petersburg, we had Dasha come and watch the girls...
while we went to Teremok for one last blin!
And had one last walk through Palace Square!
Saying goodbye to friends...
On the long trip back to the USA. (Do we look a little tired?)
Back in our home church in PA: Lydia making a new friend.
Time with family: At Great Grandma & Grandpa's house.
Celebrating Birdie's 1st birthday!
Still a little too jet-lagged to act too happy, but the frosting was tasty!
Playing with second cousin, Micah.
Learning to hit the ball with Poppaw!
Mmmmm! Potluck fellowship meal at church!
Lots of little girls!
Lovin' time with Poppaw!
Last shots of the "fang smile" before those front teeth came in!
Getting used to riding in the carseat: a new experience.
Picnic with my brother, sister-in-law and nephew.
Lydia and her cousin had so much fun getting to know each other!
Birdie (not sleeping) in the pack & play during our picnic. Love that smooshed face!
July 4th: Huge family reunion at my Aunt & Uncle's house. The kids loved riding on "The Jitney."
Birdie with Grandma.
Birdie in the garden at the reunion.