Yesterday we took Aidan to the US Embassy to get his birth certificate back along with his passport with visa. It wasn't too terrible of a trip and interview aside from the screaming baby. . .Aidan couldn't help it! They scheduled us for right in the middle of his nap time! Anyway, he is now legal to immigrate to the US. Once we get off the plane in Atlanta, he will then be a legal US citizen!
I have to confess that when we arrived at the Embassy, we walked into a room where the US Flag was displayed. . .I got weepy when I saw it. . .in fact, I still do now just thinking about it! I love our country so much!! It will be good to get home and see our flag flying everywhere again. Please don't misunderstand. . .this has been an awesome trip with a reward beyond measure! But, we are sooooooooooo lucky to be Americans! I will never take that priviledge for granted.
Today we are heading out to Arbat Street in order to do a little sight seeing and souvenir shopping. We will have a little more leway on the weight of our bags since we now have another person. . .And that is a souvenir that we can't pack!
Aidan is calling me Mommy and Pat Daddy already. It is really fun to hear him yell "Mommy!" at the top of his lungs! Last night we had a giggle fest after bath time and before bed. Then when it was time for bed, Aidan was totally ready and barely even whimpered. Today should be a really good day.
We met another couple from Atlanta last night at TGI Fridays. They were on their referral trip and laughed when they saw our table of 6 adults and 4 kids all two years old and under. We had our waiter hopping, but the other coupled loved seeing it and were looking forward to their second trip.
Stacy, Pat and Adian