I am in Santa Barbara, enjoying a break from winter in MO. DD1 and I spent a quiet New Year's Eve having dinner together at a small Japanese restaraunt. We are going to get ready for the baby this week, she has about 5 weeks to go.
SIL and Лука will be back from Serbia on the 11th, They Skype Mama every day and Лука is handling the time change ok, he just goes to bed at midnight their time. It is interesting how he handles being away. Sometimes he will just walk through the picture and say "Hi, Mom." other times he wants to say good night and look at his toys that are here, and DD1 will pick up his little cars one by one and talk about them.
I know his concept of time and space must be so different from ours and we worry a little, that maybe he is having a hard time with "you will be coming home soon or the concept of, now, 8 days. He also will say "give it to me" when she holds up a favorite car. Orthodox Christmas is this coming weekend, then it will be just a few more days before he is back. It is way too quiet around here.