Well, we've officially been here two weeks. Miraculously, we are pretty much unpacked and settled. In some ways it's felt like forever since we've been "home" in Utah, but in some ways here is starting to feel like home. Our house especially is feeling home-ish. We're finding that wherever we all are together, with our stuff and the sounds and smells we generate--really is home.
|Emma's group, aka " The Littles"...you should see their rendition of Jambo Bwana|
|Eli's "girlfriend," Izzy....such a sweetheart. We're hoping she really will wait for him.|
|Emma's "soul sister"|
|Eli drumming with the boys. He didn't love the drum at first, but he's gotten really good at it.|
|Their cheering section on the big night.|
|Miss Shauna, their teacher|
|Love this yard...|
|Just finishing up...|
|Not sure how we are surviving without these guys.|
|The "Cul-de-sac Gang"|
|The "Three Stooges," who are impossible to get a good picture of. :)|
|I love the tradition of visiting graves.|
|Oh how we love our Coco and Mia! and Summer and Jeremy and Mitch and Aria.|
|The beautiful Johnson family. I want to eat that sweet baby.|
|Said goodbye to cousin Davis who's on his way to Peru.|
|Love you Elder Rutter!|
|We live a couple blocks from this park which shares the block with the school we hope Emma and Eli will be attending.|
|She had a Lego friends cake.|
|The kids blew up water balloons and played on the slip-n-slide.|
We went to a bay beach, as opposed to the ocean with hopes that it would be a little more little kid friendly. Crown Memorial Beach had a cool little aquarium/museum, and the beach was nice...but it was WINDY and we were not well-prepared. While packing our stuff, I was imagining basking in the sun on the sparkling sand. In reality, we were more huddled under our towels and blankets trying to keep from freezing.
After a bit of that the kids got brave and ventured in the water. The sand and water were quite warm, despite the whipping wind. JT dug a big hole which he and Emma built a wall around. Inevitably the tide came in and wiped out their hole, but made a nice swimming pool for Max. All in all, it was a great day and a good learning experience. We'll be sure to bring warmer clothes next time! and full size shovels and buckets for some more serious sandcastle construction.
Wow, you must really love us if you are still reading. Sorry this is so long. I'm still trying to figure out how to pace this whole blogging thing.
Till next time....