Well, we made it. We got Aidan up this morning at 4:00--I would take bets that he has never seen that hour before. . .and we are currently working on about our tenth meltdown for the day. The kid has some lungs! And some strength behind his hands and feet. . .I am hoping I don't bruise too badly! : ) He really can't help it. He got up 3 hours early and really only napped for a 1/2 hour rather than the usual 2 1/2. And, when we got into Moscow, we couldn't go to the hotel right away because we had to have his Visa picture done. We'll make an early night of it . . . I think Mama and Daddy need it, too.
Tomorrow, we will be out the door early--before 8:00 am Moscow time for our medical and initial Embassy visit. Friday we have our Embassy interview and then we should have Aidan's visa in hand after that--as long as all goes well! We gave Phillip our Embassy paperwork when we arrived at the hotel and he will file all the initial documents on our behalf.
We also handed over Aidan's birth certificate that we received along with his Russian passport and will get all of that back with the visa on Friday. After that, all we'll have left to do is the Registration at the Russian Consulate. Then, we're good to go. . .a week from now we'll be on our way home!
So, on that note, I will end with saying that we are at the same Marriott as before in Moscow and now in Room 711.
Blessings and prayer requests for good rest for Aidan Josef (who has been called his full name all day long, poor little guy!)
Stacy, Pat and Aidan