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...


Nicky's 1st Trip to San Antonio

This past weekend Kris and I took Nicky to San Antonio to visit his Nana & Pop and to meet his new extended family. Kris had to work at the fire station on Friday, so in order to extend the time in SA, Nicky and I drove down on Thursday afternoon. The trip that typically takes 4-4 1/2 hours ended up being 6-ish!!! Oy vey! Not a fun trip whatsoever...Nicky was tired of being in the car after 30 minutes - all toys had been thrown on the floor and the screaming/crying had ensued! We stopped for lunch, thinking "great - we'll fill his belly & he'll want to nap!"...didn't happen - unless you count 25 minutes a good nap! Nicky mostly entertained himself by singing songs, which consisted of the limited words in his vocabulary - machina, sabaka, momma, dada, ay yi yi (not sure how to spell that one!), ball and various caveman-like grunts. Now, when I say "singing", what I really mean is saying each word over and over (at times yelling them at the top of the lungs) in a sing-song manner! Needless to say, the hour it took to get through Austin brought about tears and shot nerves to Momma. But - we finally made it and the trip was a lot of fun for all!

Top 10 Fun Things to do in San Antonio While Visiting Nana & Pop...

1. Visit the San Antonio Zoo.

Feeding the Ducks & Fish with Nana

Petting the Goats with Nana
2. Swing in the backyard.

3. Meeting Nana & Pop's Friend & getting fun stuff.

4. Meeting Great Granny & getting fun stuff.

5. Meeting the Mills Family.

Aunt Marsha, Uncle Edward & Marshal

Great Granny & Aunt Pam
6. Getting more fun stuff.

7. Swimming!!!

8. Meeting Great Nana.

9. Meeting Momma & Daddy's Friend Marissa.
10. & most of all...Getting to spend time with Nana & Pop.
Luckily, the trip home wasn't as long as the drive down to SA. Nicky slept for about an hour and since there were two of us, he was well entertained...it will be a while before I try to make that trip by myself again! The sun was in Nicky's eyes, so he covered his face with Daddy's hat!
Thank you for all the gifts and for the fun times! Nicky had a great trip & we can't wait to see everyone again!

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