Friday, May 29, 2009
Yep, I'm not the only one! We celebrated Scott's fortieth yesterday. With an end of May birthday, it has often fallen on Memorial Day weekend. Always nice to have a three day weekend for his birthday. Of course Memorial Day isn't celebrated in China and we all had work and school this past Monday. However, Scott's birthday landed on the Dragon Boat Festival this year, and so we all had Thursday off. We managed a night downtown for he and I, swimming with the kids, grilling dinner on our little deck, and even a couple rounds of golf on this long weekend!
Happy Birthday, Babe! You're getting better all the time. :-)
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
These two photos were taken in early April, at the new-to-us park we went to with Shann and Sarah during their visit. It was full of scenes like this, the kind of natural beauty I long for and have missed so much being in Shanghai. It was such a treat to find it here!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I know, it's unprecedented for me to post two videos, and so close together, too... but here it is. Seth had a short solo in the middle school choir concert the other night, and as before, we loved hearing his clear, strong voice. His brother, who shall remain anonymous for this post, filmed him.... and let me just suggest that you turn up the sound and then look away from the screen, otherwise you might get dizzy. I'm sure you'll enjoy the sound of the second verse from Elton John's The Circle of Life, Seth style. By the way, Seth created the little graphic with his name at the start of the video.
Gwen did this little song and dance routine she learned at school for me in her bedroom tonight... it was so sweet. She wasn't sure what the Chinese words to her song meant, so I had her do it again for Caleb to see if he could translate. He was able to pick out a few words. When she finished the song, Caleb looked at me amazed, and said, "Mom, she sounds so Chinese!"
Just a little ironic, don't you think?
Saturday, May 09, 2009
This girl needs to get to the US, and fast. To not remember what Target is... oh my.