Saturday, September 23, 2017

Jadon These Days

Jadon is full of life and energy these days and definitely keeps us on our toes! He's so fun!


Climbing on the table to look outside...



Finding dirt and rocks to throw...




Enjoying free food from the ladies in the restaurant below us...



Driving race cars...



Chillin' in the cabinet and talking on the phone...


Enjoying the playground...





And climbing and sliding whenever he gets the chance! He is a brave boy!


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

My Birthday!

I had a fun time celebrating my birthday Saturday! It's more and more fun each year as Eliana gets older. This year she and Drew made me a pumpkin cheesecake and one of my favorite parts was sitting in the living room hearing them talk as they cooked. Such sweet sounds! They also cooked me a yummy breakfast, we had lunch from the Mexican restaurant in town and we had guests from the US for dinner. I also had the chance to talk to several family members and friends and some of my girlfriends here came and serenaded me! I felt so loved and cared for. Oh, and I received many sweet e-mails from all over the world. What a great start to 37!













Almaty, Day 5

Drew was back with us for our last day of vacation! Eliana and I had a mama-daughter date at Starbucks for breakfast where she proceeded to spill her whole hot chocolate in her lap within 2 minutes of getting it. At least she didn't get burned! Then, we took the opportunity to go back across town and spend time at their huge Central Park and perhaps the highlight of our trip...go to a dolphin show! We saw a sign for it on Thursday and Eliana was dying to go. She seriously probably said the words "dolphin show" 100 times that morning. Whew! The park was beautiful and the show was really good. The best part though was watching the kids enjoy it. Even Jadon got into it and was dancing to the music. Drew managed to get him on video once! See below!

We were also able to eat lunch with some co-workers that day and we ended the trip with smoothies from the mall. Oh, and I took Eliana to the grocery store with her baby doll so she could push her in a grocery cart- another thing she'd been begging to do. :-)

We had a fun and relaxing vacation and it was just perfect for getting us pumped up and ready for our last 12 weeks before we get back for our stateside time!