Saturday, April 16, 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Great Grandparents! -- E.


Did we promise a long time ago to put up pictures of Dorie and James with their G-Gma and G-Gpa? Back in March, my grandparents (and Pepsi the poodle!) stopped in overnight.
It was such an unexpected treat to learn they were driving through Texas and would be going by Dallas. Dorie and James were thrilled! There's Dorie and James with Grandma and the building blocks up there. And down here, we've got Grandpa reading Harold and the Purple Crayon. Nobody can tell or read a story like Grandpa can. I probably enjoyed the reading even more than Dorie did.


In more recent developments, we are moving in five days. Queena and I would like somebody to tell our children to get over their colds, so that they can feel better, so that they can be happy, so that they can play by themselves a little bit more, so that we can pack. Packing really needs to happen.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

GIAL Classes are a Thing of the Past!

Dorie and I showing my classmates how we use a computer program to practice Thai together.
This morning Dorie said "Mommy, I want to practice Thai with you." One of my favorite things about studying Thai has been the way Dorie has wanted to join me in listening to the tapes and learning the vocabulary. Today, however, was my last day of class here at GIAL! I have learned so much and I'm so grateful for the education I've received here. I'm also glad to be done and I'm so excited about a future where Dorie and I (and James and Ethan) will be learning another language together overseas.

I was a part of a team of four women who would meet three days a week to learn Thai from Phii Am, our amazing language consultant.

Monday, April 4, 2011

James Walks and Dorie Talks

But James can't walk and talk at the same time.
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And Dorie can't finish a story if she hears a bath being drawn for James.
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