We are a married couple who adopted our little Russky, Nikita {aka Nicky, Nicky noodle, little man, Nikoli, the Nickster, crazy dude, goofball, puppy love, etc...you get the picture!} from St Petersburg, Russia four years ago. Join us as we stumble through the joys and perils of parenthood, while our son teaches us a few things along the road...


Life After the Pool

After a fun, lazy summer spent lounging by our friend Gina's pool, we've had quite the chore of finding things to occupy our weekends with Nicky. It's been challenging to find activities that are 1) inexpensive (it is a down economy after all), and 2) fitting for a 3 1/2 year old. His attention is only held for so long before he decides he's "over it" and on to other forms of entertainment - tops on his current list: hopping...a lot...all over the place; making random sounds...particularly those resembling animals; giving hugs/kisses...my personal favorite. Below are pictures from a few outings, which have kept us all amused over the past few weeks...

Momma and Daddy were lucky enough to sneak out for a half-day/night of adult fun, while Nicky held court with Nana and family friend Debbie.
Future Dirk Nowitzki
Nicky enjoying one of his favorite foods

Nicky was sure to inform Momma & Daddy that this fun bubble gun can only be played with "outtide".

McKinney Octoberfest with Momma and Gina
Nicky, Momma and Gina ventured out for a crazy day, riding ponies; petting pigs, bunnies and goats; eating yummy food and listening to music; and making new friends. Momma had a little mishap with her car, and about ripped the front bumper completely off! Thanks to the sweet-talking of Gina, who wrestled up an Audi/VW mechanic-type person, my car's good as new, and best of all - at no cost!

Yee Haw!

Do you think Daddy would notice if we brought him home?

Nicky's new friend "Beaudreaux" the horse-dog

Momma & Nicky enjoying the music before lunch

Once again...why do we buy him toys?!

Getting ready for the train ride

This is a great store, which sells fresh produce, bulk items, hard-to-find groceries, and all kinds of fancy stuff for "foodies". They have a section that prepares food while you wait, and a play area for kids (looks like a barn with animals, hence the "Donald's" - any red building is "Donald's"...doesn't quite have the "Old Mac" part down yet).
Bunless dog - and a big dog at that!

Old Nicky Donald had a farm...

Stay tuned for more tomfoolery we find in the weeks to come!

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