Julie left Monday. She's back in Florida now and will probably be moving to Moscow in the fall. Hurrah!
Raia and I have been pretty miserably sick for the past few days, but we seem to be getting better now.
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Raia has started praying before meals. She's loved saying her version of Amen after prayers for a while now, but a few days ago she made it clear that she wanted to pray by herself before supper. I prompted her to say, "Спасибо, Бог" ("Thank you, God"), and she did! It just came out like "Би-ба, Боб. 'мимь!" (Even if you think you can't read Russian, you should try to figure out those few letters. It sounds really funny.) And now she says that before every meal.