There were many tearful goodbyes from the older girls at the Internat. Katerina did very well all afternoon, even though she skipped her nap. She was drinking in all the sights, sounds, smells, and experiences of the city. She ate a good dinner of borscht and carrot/garlic salad. We rode the bus to our host family's house.
This is when Katerina finally broke down in sobs. The poor girl - she is separated from her "older sisters" and her world is turned upside down.
We Skyped later with Elena and Juliana. This was there first chance to see their new sister. Elena was only briefly interested. Juliana waved and waved and was very excited. Juliana blew Ezra a kiss and Katerina responded by kissing Ezra all over the face. I sense some sibling rivalry already starting.