Boy, are we glad to be home! Thank you so much for all the support and prayers for Francesca. It has really kept me going.
All ready to go home!
Francesca did great on the airplane, but she still didn't sleep (she always closed her eyes when the camera flashed). I had a bad feeling people thought Francesca had fallen down the stairs or something. Maybe I should write on her casts
"syndactyly released baby". By the way, did you know kangaroos have syndactyly?
Poor baby had a plethora of tangles from shaking her head from side to side while laying on her back in bed. That is how she used to sooth herself when we first came home from Ukraine.
She hasn't really slept much at all since we have been home. I think she is afraid to go to sleep. After all, look what happened to her the last time she fell asleep!
We spent the day reading books and games. Little Catherine changed her outfit about 30 times. This is her princess face.
Victoria was less enthusiastic about dressing up.
It was great to be able to sit outside in the sun and get some fresh air.
Victoria hung out with baby Jesus.
Anastasia and Catherine skated.
And we ate the rest of our our "Happy Birthday Jesus" cake.
Originally, I had gotten some of those sugar decorations for the cake, but they only survived about 5 minutes before they were begging me to eat them. I decided that Jesus wouldn't really like reindeer on his cake anyway.
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!!