St. Basil Cathedral
(Preston, Pam, Martin, Liam, Kim, Nolan, Lexi and Garrett)
Alexis Katerina Abraham
First photo of all five of my awesome kids!
Everyone is currently napping. Ms. Lexi's internal clock told her it was time to wake up at 4:15 a.m. That would be 8:15 a.m. Novo time. All the boys are so excited to see her that they all got up too. She is constantly entertained by them and the only whining or fussing from any of my kids has been over who is going to push Lexi's stroller! They can't get enough of her smiles and giggles and Martin and I can't either for that matter.
I don't know where that shy, serious girl we met this summer went. There is no trace of her anywhere. Lexi is so full of joy and as you can see from her photo above, she smiles ALL the time. She especially loves to go, go, go in the stoller we borrowed from the Marriott.
We enjoyed TGI Friday's last night and the breakfast buffet at our hotel was heaven on earth. Martin told the boys they had to eat enough to get our money's worth (it's quite expensive.) He had nothing to worry about. We all ate until I thought they were going to have to roll us out of there in wheelbarrows! And then on the way out the boys grabbed an apple or banana for a snack later. Very unrefined, I know, but so worth it. The staff was probably wondering who those country bumpkins buffet busters were with all the kids. Yummmm, Yum!
We met Stephanie and Dennis and beautiful Cassidy in the lobby. They told us where to find a grocery store and about a restaurant called Starlight that we're going to try to find tonight. We know April, Dan and Ava are around here somewhere, but I haven't had time to call them yet. Another person from TN called our room today, but I missed their call and Martin answered the phone half asleep and doesn't remember anything they said. He did give them my blog, so if you are reading this and are from middle TN and currently staying at the Marriott Grand in Moscow, PLEASE call me again!
Having Pam here with us has been wonderful! She is so much fun and just having an extra set of eyes and hands is great for keeping us with five kids. Thanks, Thresa, for the football update! Thanks for all the comments. I love reading them and keeping in touch with home.