It has been a bumpy beginning but today was a great day, despite the spontaneous bloody nose. We went to McDonald's this morning to go play in their playland. Beck and Morgan laughed and ran, climbed and smiled. It was great. After a few other stops Joe had to drive to Vermont and I made the decision to take the kids to the local state fair. People gasped at the idea, 'are you sure you want to do that?'. But I figured I'd meet my Father, Brother and Niece there and if all did not go well we'd just go home. I thought if I made it there for an hour I'd call it a success. Well 7 hours later I just got home with 2 very tired (and sticky) kids who had a blast! Beck was beaming all day, taking in all the sites (and of course the food) and never once cried or fussed. Oddly enough we discovered he has a real thing for Oxen pulling (who would have thunk it!). And even though the dog and cat still scare the daylights out of him, he was laughing and giggling over the sheep, goats, cows and ducks. (Did I mention he was blowing kisses to Mr. Dee - my Arabian horse- today. He seems to love watching the horses).
And the best part, he gave me my first kiss today! (Grammy got the honors of first kiss in Almaty).
So tomorrow's goal; maybe a little less fear about the dog and cat... and dare I dream... NO BLOOD!