We received great news today. We have our court appointment at 10 am on Monday, May 30. This is sooner than expected and we are thrilled. Paul and I are scheduled to fly home on Tuesday arriving in the evening after a full 24 hours of traveling. It will be very hard to leave Kirill (especially for me) but since Paul will leave again on June 8 to be in Kyiv on June 9 to start the next phase of the process he wanted to get as much time at home as he could. After 2-3 weeks in Kyiv , Paul will then return to MN with our new son and a new American citizen.
Over the past week, Paul and I have enjoyed time with Kirill and did more sightseeing. We obviously haven't seen everything in Kyiv but we got the chance to see everything we wanted too.
Max has been doing well back in MN at David and Ann's but the time apart is getting long for all of us. It will be great to see him again. He had the biggest grin on his face when we told him we were coming home on Tuesday (Skype is great!). He has been enjoying the end of the school year activities as well as playing baseball. He will spend this weekend at his cousin's house in Hayward, WI so he is pretty excited about that. As a family, we go to Hayward every year for Memorial Day. Max was glad he would not have to miss it as he really likes spending time with his cousins. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and they will be able to get in the annual canoe float.
Enjoy the Memorial Day weekend.