"Being a family means you are part of something wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life. No matter what." ~Author Unknown

Monday, March 21, 2011

Quick Update

More of the same today...sightseeing, eating, super cute girl!  Went to St. Isaac's Cathedral this morning.  Big and beautiful.  We went to a different coffeeshop also and both wondered why we hadn't gone before.  Love it!  It's kinda like the St. Pete version of Starbucks.  Sofie and I had our first coffee(I had coffee, she had milk)!     
After naptime we headed to the mall for dinner and some shopping.  We wanted to get a few things before heading off to Moscow tomorrow.  We have our comfort zone here and know where to find everything we need!  Sofie was trooper again today.  Tonight she was a bit of a stinker!  She's definitly getting comfortable and testing some of her boundaries.  No news on the Mark front, still tolerates him!  He prepares most her food and gives it to her so she will associate something good with him.  Tonight after dinner Mark offered her some yogurt melts(her favorite) and she wouldn't take them from him.  She dropped her bowl on the ground.  I scolded her(gently) and took the bowl away, and she was so mad!  I wouldn't give her the snacks though.  She cried it out and finally decided she wasn't getting them any other way so she took them off Mark's hand.  Round 1 goes to Mommy!  I admit I'm tiring of the issue already and hoping to see improvement coming quickly!  My hope is that when we get home she will see the other girls lovin' and playin' with Daddy and decide to join in.  My fear is that she will treat my big girls this way also.  I'm just ready to get home in our comfort zone.  Tomorrow is the first step, off to Moscow!     
Loving her strawberries!


  1. Glad you stood your ground mom. I know it is hard when you just want her to be happy. She is a smart girl she will figure out Mark is not bad, really. May you trip to Moscow be a smooth as this transition has been. Cant wait to see you all very soon. Take care and be safe. Hugs!

  2. Congrats on your beautiful little girl! Have a safe journey to Moscow and HOME!