Once we have her passport, we can begin to apply for her exit visa, making it possible for her to travel with us this fall when we visit all you wonderful people in the States.
To apply for a passport, one must have a passport photo. All the requirements for adult passport photos also apply to babies, including looking at the camera with eyes open and mouth closed.
Here are some of our attempts at getting that passport picture:
(this one is my favorite)
(oh, and hands can't be in the picture, either)
(and then Daddy just got some sweet shots)
Unfortunately, the picture that we took with us for her passport application didn't work, so we had to try again. But these are just too cute, I think! Thankfully some from the second attempt seem to be satisfactory, and we should be getting Nadia's passport in the next 7-10 days.