This is the day I got picked for the middle school team!
Katia did so well at her competition! Here's some pictures of her with her gold medal. She got overall first place for her level and age group!
She also really enjoyed visiting the zoo in Cincinnati with Mom, Mom's friend Colette, and Inky. Katia says the zoos in America are much nicer than the zoos in Russia.
Here is a picture of Inky and Katia. They are probably talking about life in Russia, since Inky is a Russian adoptee too.
And, one of Katia and the monkeys.
She also brought some presents for me and Mei from the zoo.
The meerkat is Mei's, the polar bear is Katia's, and the white tiger is mine. Molly is Mei's doll. She's not from the zoo. :P
In Mei's room, all of us with our new stuffed animals.
I think our family is starting to come together a little bit. We're all a little nervous about the new school year, and that seems to have made us tighter as a family. Mei has been offering to tell Katia about American school so she knows what to expect.