We got to celebrate Laura's birthday today in an unusual way. We visited an orphanage and went shopping in the Ukraine. Those were both firsts for Laura on her birthday. We had a great time with Ulia and her friends today at the orphanage. We took bags of candy and let Ulia hand it out to her friends. We were very popular. It is amazing what a few bags of candy can do for international relations. The little girls are all just beautiful. After the orphanage we went walking and shopping in downtown Donetsk. There are several parks in the downtown area. It must be customary to take wedding photos at the parks, because we must have seen at least 20 wedding parties. After shopping we had a nice meal at an outdoor cafe in one of the parks. It was a very good day.
Happy birthday Laura!