December 29, 2016

December 28, 2016

Borovoe | Snow sledding and horse back riding

On our second day we took a shuttle bus to a small farm for an hour long horse ride. 

Max was afraid of the horses so he and I hopped on a snow sled instead.  We snuggled up and even had a furry blanket to keep ourselves warm.  
Max getting comfortable and warm

Max was so comfortable that at one point during the ride he almost fell asleep!  This was probably my favorite part of our trip--sledding through remote Kazakhstan through a quiet, white and untouched forest.  It was like we had entered Narnia! 

This was our view

A very cold family picture before heading back to the hotel for the day.  It was -11 degrees F and so long as we went inside every two to three hours we were okay. 

Sweet Max, he loved playing in the snow! 


December 14, 2016

Lost Tooth | Max

I want to add that when Max realized he had swallowed his tooth he was incredibly upset (Tooth Fairy!) and he started to cry. Kurt was doing his best to calm and comfort him but Max was desperate. He put his hands together in a fist and started to push on his stomach, in and out, in and out. He was trying to "pump" the tooth out! He's such a funny kid!