February 26, 2011

31, 30, 3, & 3

It's been a heck of a busy week around here. One or all of us has traveled out of the country, redecorated a kitchen, gone to the doctor, the zoo, and IKEA, searched for a new house, in a new neighborhood, in a new city, baked cupcakes, partied preschool style, went "outstation" and slept in poverty, discussed black magic with a dreamer, read a novel in another language, formatted an ebook in another language, started a new yoga workout, sewed new curtains, swam with friends, found out there's not an Italiannes on our island afterall, and watched a movie without kids.

Then on top of all that... Anthony turned 31.

I, Sharon, turned (GASP) 30.

Isaac turned 3. (really? already?)

And we saw Rivers #3 for the first time (and tried to let it sink in!) and saw his/her little heart beating on a computer screen.

Quite a jam packed week!

February 07, 2011

The Camping Trip that Wasn't

So we were supposed to go camping this weekend with the teachers and students and their families from our language program at school. I imagined something like this or like this and frankly getting to prove how adept we were at camping here.

But that didn't happen. The guy's daughter who organized it got sick (he was the only one who knew the way, etc) so they cancelled. However. They didn't inform any of us until we woke up, packed up the car like we were moving into the rainforest, drove 30 minutes to the meeting spot and waited.  But like most things not-in-America you have to just go with the flow and be flexible. At least we weren't underprepared right?

We ended up eating breakfast and meeting the other language students and then going to a dam with a lake fairly close by (sorry, no pictures)  Granted we couldn't swim in the lake, and there were few trees or waterfalls, but it was fun nonetheless. We meet with our teachers one on one instead of being in a class with others because we're so advanced:) so it was good to meet the other students.  Isaac fell while running there (hence the forehead). Then we ate lunch with everyone and came back home.

After a nap, we headed out to find some air conditioning and a playground of some sort so we ended up at McDonald's.  On the way there our friends from the capital (who, coincidentally first took us camping here) were visiting for the weekend and so we went out with them (after McDonald's).

So instead of fireside chats, peeing standing up in the woods (for the ladies I mean), threats of wild animals at night, and sleeping on the ground, we....

ate rambutan (Isaac's first time after reading about it in "Sasha visits Kuala Lumpur")

laughed a lot with our good friends...

took a nap today (instead of driving home 2 hours after having not bathed!) and played with the neighbor kids. Isaac even learned how to say "come here" and "put it here" in Bahasa as he played with our neighbor girl today. So cute hearing him repeat it after her!
So not too bad of a non-camping trip!