Russian Relatives Rock!

Last week, my husband’s parents and brother visited from Russia.

Thursday night, the Moskvichi sent over treats and presents.  My husband appreciated mountains of caviar and stacks of Russian movies. I did an extra-special extended toe dance over luscious Russian children’s books. Hooray!

Friday, everyone dropped by to meet my husband’s motorcycle, Suzi.  Baba Tanya surprised me with an armful of flowers while Papa Sasha got acquainted with Suzi.


Saturday, I stayed out of the way while the family visited with Liev. He can be easily overcome in group gatherings.

Nevertheless, I hovered on the periphery, listening in and smiling. I ghosted past Uncle Andrei’s cheery face a few times in the hallway (he’s shy!) and had fun eavesdropping.

Our Saturday meeting went beyond my expectations. I was grateful that T felt well and that everyone worked so hard to show him a good time.

Sunday, the family went for a walk around the neighborhood. Liev had the itinerary all planned out. He suggested in what order everyone should walk and in what sequence they should hold his hand. Accommodating and sweet, everyone followed his instructions.

Liev took a shine to Uncle Andrei. Liev is usually afraid of boys, but Andrei made him feel very comfortable. It was sweet to hear Andrei speaking English with Liev.

I have more to share, especially about Papa Sasha’s Project. Stay tuned!

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