Today we decided to go for an adventure to find Mandarin Plaza and TGIF / Il Patio. We had a basic map, a stroller, and a brisk 30 degree (F) partly cloudy day, so we bundled up and off we went. The walk was fine, the traffic was nuts, and we found it without any drama or detours!
We scoured the market for something to light the gas stove back at the apartment, but after much charades and limited language skills, we are still without a way to light the burners. We'll deal with that later, because we had our hearts set on some yummy italian food at Il Patio for lunch.
Aly had a great time with her first restaurant experience. She loved looking at the menu, and ate well from every item we ordered. We even had enough left-overs to warm up in the microwave for dinner.
Our apartment in Kyiv is in a different area this stay, and it's located on the sixth floor above this crazy intersection:
Between Aly all over the bed, and the cars honking, April did not get any sleep last night. After we got home from our lunch adventure the girls crashed for a quick nap.
After nap Aly and I watched the Jana Alayra In Concert video, and Aly started to do the hand motions!
After the video it was bath time, then time for dinner. We skyped the girls back at home, and then it was time for all to sleep.
Tomorrow we should receive Aly's passport, and we're scheduled for our Embassy appointment (to apply for travel visa) first thing Monday morning. Please continue to pray for strength as we have been away from home for a month now, for my back (it's really sore and hard to walk), and give God the glory for all He has done to bring us this Christmas miracle!