Sunday, August 28, 2011

day in the life

We got out for dinner last night.

It was fun. Not so much because it was Amsterdam Cafe and high chairs were there.

But because we went on our three little scooters. Scootin' around as the only Americans in sight, with two babies and a puppy.

I giggle a lot and I cry a lot. Because I think, is this my life?

video

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Honey, I'm home.


Some men come home from work in suits. [Papa]

Some come in with concrete on their boots. [dad]

Some walk in the door with a fun little briefcase. [Mr. Tom]


Others skip in with a helmet, a backpack, and
shelved milk for their 1 year old.


Hello new normal.

playtime





it looks a little different for each of us, as you could imagine.

for me: banana bread. that's when i felt at home in this apartment.


[my little malorie orme apron. just needed to type her new name.]


for scott: building a coffee table made of chinese stools.

for noah: crawling around on the playground with some little friends.

don't freak out Babs and Gigi [and Mimi], i rinsed him off immediately.



Sunday, August 21, 2011

goodbyes & settling






we shared some goodbyes about a week ago.
scott's family too.


we got on the plane.



landed. where people swarmed noah.



got to our apartment super late in the night.


then woke up to stroll around what seems to be a park that we live in. it's amazing.



got a little something to scoot around on.



travelled here and there in these little taxi [ish] 3 wheelers.

[SO hot here. yesterday it was 108. um. you read it right.]



we've just been settling in and talking to our families on the other side of the world. trying to describe what it's like here. hardest thing to do. because we love it. and it's difficult.

i'm not sure if that will ever change. and that's the hard part to swallow.

i just started today reading the J Storybook. the kid's version. today i read this sentence and realized why i was being prompted to begin reading it for myself:

"And they were lovely because he loved them."
[the song of creation, from the first 2 chapters of gen]

this place and these people are lovely because he loves them.

i have access to viewing this culture through the lense of a child.
and that's exactly what i intend to do.