Thursday, September 21, 2006

A trip to the zoo

Tuesday we went to the Moscow zoo with our friends, the Beairds. (Yes, it's a five-hour trip each way for us.) We had such a wonderful time! I think we're still recovering, but it was worth it.

Originally uploaded by fylliska.

From the time that Jaan first heard we were going to the zoo, all he could talk about was going to see the elephants with Caleb. Once he finally got there, he wouldn't take his eyes off of them. Will tried to get a picture of him with his favorite animal of the day, but he wouldn't turn around, so this is the best we got.

Raia and the ducks
Originally uploaded by fylliska.

Originally uploaded by fylliska.

All the children
Originally uploaded by fylliska.

I had fun comparing this with the photo I took in February. Raia and Johanna have grown a lot!


Mom said...

Wonderful pics! Even from behind Jaan, I can feel the intensity of his observation of that elephant. In the group photo, what has diverted Raia's interest?

Much love to each one....

BabaJulie said...

These are precious! What wonderful memories you are making with your children! I love the one with Raia and the ducks! She looks so "contemplative"!! (: Love to all!

Lisa (agape) said...

Those pictures are soooo CUTE!! Lovely, lovely children!

Good news here! My brother's fiance is from Voronezh and her mother got a visa today to come for the wedding! We are thanking God!!

Hope you are well! God Bless you and your family and all the good you do!

Carrie said...

How cute! We are looking forward to seeing you all in a week. I think Caleb and Raia will have fun "sharing" their duck stories. Caleb is obsessed with ducks and birds.

Elizabeth S said...

So cute! I love the faithful blog you keep, Phyllis!
Did you hear about how Kostya's interview went??

Mrs said...

Wow, five hours each way! That's dedication. Still, there's something to be said for the anticipation of it all that your children will (hopefully) remember!

You've mentioned Jaan speaking in the previous posts and wrote in Russian. Is he speaking to you in Russian, or did you just post it that way?

In the picture with the hard hat he looks so much like Will!

Ericka said...

Just dropping in to say "Hi"! I've enjoyed reading your blog and getting to know you a bit more, Phyllis! Your children are absolutely scrumptous!!!! Blessings!

amazing journeys said...

So very cute, Phillis! I can't wait till we can take Christian to a Zoo, they don't even have one in Slovenia :) I'm sure he's going to be thrilled, too!
The group photo is just beyond words cute :)

Phyllis said...

Elizabeth, look at the prayer request. :-(

Mrs, yes, Jaan speaks Russian to us. :-)

Everyone else, thanks for commenting! I love to hear from you.