An "End of the Year" Carnival at School
I'm not sure why it's not called a Christmas Carnival. Enjoying a break to eat a dessert sold by the fifth graders. It was grass jelly if you're curious.One of the challenges we've faced here is that because we speak the language, people assume we know what's going on.
Honey and Pops for Christmas!
After quite a bit of airline drama, my parents made it here to spend Christmas with us! Picking up the kids from schoolNow that my sister works for an airline, my parents can fly standby! Unfortunately, that perk doesn't apply to us. But at any rate, it's pretty nice that
E's Class Activity: Little Teachers
One of E's summer homework assignments was to learn something from an adult in the family, and then they had a day where they all taught their skill to their classmates. E with her salad.Summer homework. I guess that's a thing here, even in elementary school. But I suppose
First Day of School - All Three Big Kids in One School!
By some miracle, everything logistical got worked out, and the three big kids are all in one school! Ready for the first day of school!I still can hardly believe it happened. After going to various immigration offices and visa offices every single week over the summer, somebody finally came
Turns Out Not All Coast is a Beach
Apparently there are other types of coast. I mean I knew that. But I never really thought about it until we lived here in this place with SO MUCH coast. Those rocks were really cool. FULL of little sea creature fossils.After spending one day scorching ourselves at the beach,
A Visit from Friends!
Now that COVID restrictions in Asia are getting much more lax, we're getting visitors! First order of business: read to the guests.We were really excited to get our first friend visitors about halfway through the kids' summer break. They still had to do a modified quarantine in a hotel,