[Before we met Emily, she had only seen small, remote Russian villages. When we took her to our hotel in Vladivostok, a city of about 500,000, she was overwhelmed. She couldn’t believe what we saw in Moscow. She told us that she had always thought that stories about Moscow were propaganda.]
In Moscow it’s very gorgeous. We have so much fun in Moscow. With my sister, Annie we went to the Kremlin and we look around at beautiful (things). It’s very big complex. And also we went to the churches and also we look arts and pictures of Jesus and God and we learn about them and make us happy.
And also we went Hard Rock Café and they have lots of band decorations and they play music like Rock CDs. It’s very nice. And also we eat there and my sister Annie she like it a lot, the burgers. It’s very good. I remember that I ate something at Hard Rock Café like burgers, it’s very good.
The have animals in the circus [we spent an evening at the world-famous Moscow Circus] like acrobats, elephants, clowns and monkeys.
Also [in Moscow] we watch movie about Lion King [I’m not remembering that one. Must have been Pay Per View on T.V.] and we have so much fun. And also we stay in the hotel and they are very nice because it’s beautiful. [We stayed at the Marriot Royal Aurora in Moscow and it was pretty incredible.]
And also in circus, we bought like popcorn and also soda. I never have before in Russia soda or popcorn because in Russia never give us popcorn or soda. I am grateful that I got some. [Emily’s and Annie’s first experience with popcorn and soda were when we took them to the first theater movie they had ever been to while on our first visit to see them. They were thirteen and fourteen at the time.]
I am happy about I saw and went to the circus and also I have so much fun with my sister, Annie. [Annie and Emily lived in different orphanages and Emily says that they hadn’t seen each other for almost seven years when we got them back together during their adoptions.]
And also, I went to the movie Lion King, very good movie. [Emily may be confusing The Lion King with The Wild, a movie we saw on our first visit with Annie and Emily. In the animated movie, The Wild, a lion from a U.S. zoo goes to Africa with some other animals. Annie and Emily were both very excited to see the scenes from the movie with New York and they kept asking if they would see those things when they went home with us.] And also my sister, Annie have fun with me.
I like to help the children, they who not have families. They deserve a good life, be adopted by families. It’s amazing when everybody happy about themself.
I never been before in Moscow. Now I been and it’s very beautiful. And also I am lucky that I am adopted. In Hard Rock Café they have a nice decorations and it’s also beautiful. And also, on the wall they have more decorations with rocks [Rock and Roll memorabilia]. And also we see churches and it’s beautiful and they have big buildings and also old buildings and it’s very cool.
And also my sister, Annie hold one monkey and I hold two monkeys. And also I ride Kangaroo [I think she’s confusing the word, kangaroo, with camel. She did get to ride a camel in Vladivostok]. And we saw lots of monkeys and animals and my dad took many nice pictures and I like it a lot. It’s beautiful, too. Also it’s amazing how Moscow is because it’s good be there and spend time over there. And I have some pictures of Moscow of me and my sister, Annie and make me proud of myself.
Children need be happy all the time. Again, everybody, thank you for helping us and supporting us in support be with families all the time.
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