Jaan says that when he grows up he wants to be either an astronaut or a butterfly. (The apple doesn't fall too far from the tree. A certain parent of his wanted to be a turtle when she grew up.)
Kolya (our friend and former neighbor) to Will: "Why wouldn't they want you in Russia? You're the most Russian man I know!"
Jaan to Raia: "In space astronauts can fly, but we can't do that in Russia."
Raia's version of the story of Jonah: "He didn't obey God, so he got on a boat. They threw him into the ocean, and then. . . . He ate a whale!"
Recently Jaan came running to me, all excited, because Asya had said "egg" to him: "In English, Mama!" On Sunday he was telling everyone at church that she speaks English.