We are adopting two adorable girls who have a little something extra, Down Syndrome!
We are excited to add them to our family.
We will use this blog to update family and friends on our adoption progress and fundraising efforts.
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Day 4: Flying to Moscow

We packed up the girls, all the stuff and headed to the airport.  We were super happy to make it to the next step!

We ran into some difficulty as they had no record of Hallie on the flight.  It took an hour to work it out, but we eventually did and had just enough time to change poopy diapers and make it onto the plane.
Hallie slept through the entire flight.  Alisa was very good but made a HUGE mess with her dinner!  I wish I could have left the cleaning staff a big tip.  The flight was long but was good and we made it to our hotel.
If anyone wants suggestions for a hotel in Moscow, I HIGHLY recommend the Rennaissance Monarch Center Marriot.  We got to stay there for free due to my Marriot points.  It is LUXURY!  It was also attached to mall so we did not have to go out into the bitter cold to go shopping.  The mall had a grocery store and pharmacy (major plus!).  And it is COLD so that is a big bonus.  It is also relatively close to Red Square and the Embassy and a short drive from the airport.  Perfect location.
It was 11:30 pm by the time we got to the hotel.  But the day was not over!  The doctor from the embassy came to do the girl's medicals at MIDNIGHT.  What service!  He diagnosed Alisa scabies (as we suspected--poor thing is COVERED in itchy spots) and wrote us a script.  Note: he will only take rubles (9,000!!) so make sure you have lots on hand. 

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