Last week was quite a week for us. By Friday, we were ready to lock ourselves inside our apartment, crank up the air-conditioning and watch American movies. We didn't do that (at least not for long) but I admit that I'm glad we get to start over this week. It's amazing what a few extra naps, laughs, and chocolate oatmeal cookies can bring to a victim of culture shock, huh?
Here are a few things from our weekend:
1. Silas took his first steps on American soil...at the US Embassy, that is. The passport is in progress and before too long, he should be a legal. Right now I think he's drifting somewhere in between Asian and American.
2. Ready for summer, girls? I am. I bought my first asian bathing suit. David assured me that, just this once, a swimsuit pic on the blog was ok.
I'm not joking. This is what 90% of my neighbors consider appropriate swimwear. I'll be donning it at the pool with Jude. I must admit it was a much easier purchase than in years past....my options being what they were.
3. On Saturday we had lunch with some friends. They're from up north, so the food was delicious...and ever so mild compared to the local spice.
Their 2.5 year old nephew was there. He and Jude hit it off. Apparently, the 2.5 year old wrestles with his dad frequently. On several occasions, he had Jude pinned. Jude was a little unsure what was going on. David was trying to coach Jude into showing a little more aggression.
Jude's response to this exhortation was to start kissing the other kid.
Needless to write, David's taken the lad in hand and this weekend has seen a bit more rough-housing than usual.
4. On the agenda for this week? Not blogging my friends. We're heading to the hill country for a few days of intensive language study. Starting tomorrow, I'm hitting pause:) I'm sure we'll have a few stories to tell upon our return.