Christmas Eve in Moscow was busy, Lisa and I made one last trip to the mall while everyone else stayed home and made more cookies. We left the house at 3:30 to get to the Embassey in time for the big pageant. Sophia didn't want to join in - but Teresa couldn't wait to put on her wings. There were only a few kids who wanted to be on stage - only 1 shepard and 2 wise men - but there were 4 angels - little girls can't resist the spotlight. The only distruption I noticed was Teresa had to adjust her tights before coming on stage but she behaved wonderfully during the show even when the shepard blocked her view - no problem - she just peeked around him.
Everything just took a long time - Father gave a wonderful LONG homily and we didn't get home until 8:30 - we got to experience rush hour in Moscow upclose and personal. We were all crabby and starving. We dove into the delicious borcht Luba, their nanny, made for us - We couldn't wait to cook the feast we planned of shrimp and crab legs - guess we'll save it for New Years.
It was then time to fix a plate of cookies for Santa - and carrots for the reindeer, of course. Santa is getting milk here - no drinking and driving - and they left water for the reindeers. Mike read them 'Twas and it was right up to bed - no complaints as they were very tired at 10:30! Me, too! I'm going to help set up the presents and get to bed - I don't think I will be able to sleep in.