|First Vital Records Office|
|Waiting inside the second Vital Records office|
|This says Notaries in Russian/Cyrillic|
We'll get the girls early in the morning and head over to the passport office and take them back to the orphanage when we're done. We'll have to super-bundle them tomorrow since it's going to be really cold. I'll be digging out a second pair of thermals for myself. We heard that the schools might be closed tomorrow because it will be -20C/-4F for the high temp. But it doesn't sound like any offices will be closed.
We are learning that you can get a little dehydrated in this super cold, dry weather. And the dry, heated air indoors doesn't help, either. We're feeling some of the effects. We're used to sweating and drinking lots of water during the summer months at home, but it's hard to think about drinking lots of water when you're bundled up to your nose and your toes are chilly. So we're trying to remind ourselves to drink plenty of water each day.
We're heading out to have dinner with another adopting family, the Wests, who are here in this city. It's been nice to meet other families who are sharing similar journeys. It really helps the time to go by easier.