Monday, September 29, 2008

More Pictures

A new umbrella:

Watching a movie with her cousin:

Dinner time!

Sunday, September 28, 2008


I received some pictures today that I figured I would post. As most of you know, El is in Japan right now for a month. She seems to be having a wonderful time, surrounded by family and loads of attention.

Yesterday, she participated in a summer festival in downtown Tokyo where some of her cousins twice/once/whatever removed live. There was kid participation and, though she wouldn't put on the Japanese traditional clothes for the festival, she did participate!

I can't help but think about how fortunate she is to be experiencing all of this! The opportunity for a child to visit a foreign country and experience cultural differences really is priceless. To know that her immediate environment is not "all there is" and to instill a sense of adventure in a young child. I believe it will be something she looks back on for a long time and hopefully will start her global view at a young age.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

We love you, Grandpa!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Is this creepy?

I love this chandelier. Would it be creepy over a dining table?

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

This Captures It

A little scenario that captures the spirit of my lovely neighborhood:

I am inside starting to put dinner on. Doorbell rings and someone walks right in so I know it is a neighbor or neighbor child.

Me: Hello?
Micah (age 30 with 3 kids): Hey, I need a favor.
Me: What's up.
Micah: Well, I am just starving. Tia is nursing the baby and I am starving. Can you make me something to eat?
Me: **blank stare**
Micah: Please?
Me: I suggest you go home and make something for yourself.
Micah: But Tia's nursing the baby so she can't.
Me: Are you SERIOUSLY asking me to make you some food?
Micah: Yes.
Me: How about a sandwich?
Micah: OK :)

I love it here. I really do!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

School Day

It's back to school day for the kids, and the first day of Kindergarten for Lucas!

Everything went well and he got on the bus with a whole lot of confidence for such a little guy, with Mum fighting back the tears and putting on a brave smile.

A little wave goodbye, a small, worried smile through the window. And off he went.

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