Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Visiting and Old Friend

One thing on my list of to-dos before we leave was to go visit my old language teacher and meet her new grandson. I was able to go yesterday with Jadon and it was so fun! she is so proud to be a grandma and it was fun catching up with her and celebrating with her. That baby is so tiny though! It's amazing how you forget how small they are when they're born. I'm thankful for old friends who we can celebrate with!







Saturday, November 18, 2017

Lately...

Just been grinding out normal life here lately but still having fun...

Playing on the couch and reading some books...





And starting to check places off our list that we want to visit before we leave...




Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Time with Friends

As we prepare to be back in NC for a few months we are trying to hang out with our friends here. Last night we met some friends at a park and then went to dinner together. We love this sweet family and it's been fun seeing Eliana's friendship with their kids deepen as her language has progressed. We're thankful for family friends!





Friday, November 3, 2017

Other Happenings...

Continuing to explore undressing options...




Trying to help mama get ready to go outside...



Hiding behind the quilt...



Working on our art skills...




Thursday, November 2, 2017

Halloween 2017

This year our whole family joined in the dress-up fun! It was my first time in years! We have friends who this was their last Halloween here and they really like dressing up so I did it for them, really. And, I ended up having fun! Thanks to Pinterest for an easy idea! I also found an idea for a new game to take to the party- also on Pinterest. Drew and Eliana helped me and it turned out nicely. A fun night with our friends!







Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Uh-Oh!

Somebody figured out how to take off his shirt...what's next???


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Jadon's Antics

Working on his jumping and backwards walking...



And playing with the beach ball...

Lately....

I've been sick and busy and Drew was out of town for the weekend...so here are a few pics of how we're getting by. Thankfully I have two beautiful kids to help bring joy each day!

Looking cute in our Sunday clothes...




Doing masks on our girl's night while Daddy was out of town...


Eliana got to make a bracelet at a craft fair our friends took her and Jadon to while I was sick...


Enjoying the beautiful fall weather...





Once again looking cute in our Sunday clothes...


Doing school at a friend's house when we were displaced for a day while our water pipes got replaced...


Thursday, October 5, 2017

Haircuts!

Eliana, Jadon and I all got haircuts on Thursday and it was Jadon's first time at the salon. She just trimmed over his ears and at the back of his neck, but he did great and he looks all fresh and cute. Eliana got a couple of pictures for me. She's a great helper! They are both growing up!







End of an Era

As you all know, Eliana has gone to Russian preschool for more than two years now. Well, about two weeks ago they told us the school was closing and this past Friday was the last day. Sad! We are very bummed but are thankful for the time she had there and for how much she learned. It truly was a gift we didn't even know to ask for. We will always have fond memories of her years at this school. I got a picture of her with the ladies who worked there, except for her teacher because she'd already gotten a new job. 


Team Retreat

We had a team retreat last weekend at a beautiful place about an hour outside the city. It was a great time to get away and get refreshed. Eliana also had a great time playing with her friends and learning from the volunteers who came. Jadon had mixed feelings about the weekend but overall, he did great. I took a few pics of the beautiful scenery and of the kids having fun (Jadon is very much into dogs and cars and Eliana and I very much like being silly!). We are thankful for a great time away!