Why, you ask? Well, March 8 is International Woman's Day, of course! In Russia this means that you give the women in your life, chocolate, flowers, balloons, perfume, any kind of pretty thing that you think they might like, but especially flowers!
Isaiah and I were able to spend the afternoon with one of our favorite Russian women, Aunt Luda. We made her cookies in the morning and treated her to Teremok for lunch, her favorite. Then we enjoyed a wonderful walk in the Summer Garden, including a ride on a teeter-totter. It was warm (right at 32F), so we were able to be outside for quite a while.
Isaiah loves to "love on" Aunt Luda
This is one of our favorite games. I spin around and say "Where's Isaiah?" while he laughs.
Then I (carefully) "sling" him down and say "There he is!" while Isaiah laughs even more!
Some more fun before heading home.