So, we did a little laundry and got ready for our trek to see Vera. Our trip on the Metro went well. There were definitely more people today versus the weekend, but not as many as I imagined. We feel like pros now. We tell the guard we are there to see Vera, go into the orphange, put on our shoe coverings, go into the orange room and wait for them to bring her to us. She did cry just a bit today when they brought her to us. The lady that brought her to us, I think, is one of her favorites. Vera always lights up when she sees her, it is so sweet to see. Here is a picture of Vera and the worker she really likes, taken by Kiara.
Today the Baby Home Director came through during our visit. So, she must be back from vacation. I am dreaming that she calls M and tells her that we can take Vera before the 10 day wait it over! M might be at the orphanage tomorrow when we are there, so hopefully we can ask her then. If not, I will call her on Wednesday. Plus, my agency director is also going to see what she can find out.This picture and video are so sweet!
Our trip home on the Metro went pretty smoothly. We did go up one escalator that we shouldn't have, but realized it right away and just took it back down when we got to the top. On the way home, we stopped to eat at McDonald's. Kiara thought it was pretty neat she was eating at a Russian McD's. It is interesting to order there because there is no English on the menu at all. We did find out this time that they have this big card thing they can pull out with a pictures and a bunch of different translations. So, you can point to what you want. Ryan wanted a double cheesburger, but it wasn't on the picture menu. So, he said cheesburger and put up 2 fingers, so we thought for sure he would get 2 cheesburgers, but he actually ended up with 2 double cheesburgers. Kiara also tried a strawberry sundae and I tried a chocolate shake. It was all pretty good. The shake in America is a bit better, but I wasn't complaining! We also stopped at the grocery store on our way home.