Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Week in Review

Between enjoying these two sweet kids and studying Chinese, I've chosen to put this blog on the back burner recently.  However, I do still want to stay in touch with faraway family and friends, so I'm going to try something new.  Every week I'll sit down for 15 minutes and to post a few pictures and stories from our week..."The Week in Review."

The highlight of this week was Wednesday--typhoon day!  Typhoon Matmo hit Taipei, which meant no school or work for Kalan.  We made pancakes, read stories, played games, and took naps.

Even with the typhoon, the weather has still been hot, hot, hot.  Most mornings this week we tried to beat the heat in our balcony swimming pool (aka IKEA storage container):

 Another highlight: we got a package from our Maine family this week!  Keira was thrilled with the new books, as you can see.  We've read "Pat the Bunny" eleven times today (but who's counting?)  Thanks Aunt Laura and Uncle James!

Jude started rolling over this week, and continues to charm us with his constant grins.

And can you guess what this is?  This is my husband being awesome.  Since Jude was born, Kalan has done all our menu planning, all the grocery shopping, all the meal-prepping, and puts everything in the freezer in labeled bags.  I just have to throw it in the slow cooker.  I don't know how he finds time for this, being a full-time Chinese student and working, but he does.  This is true love in action!

Hope you all have a great weekend!


Friday, July 18, 2014

Jude's Birth Story

Here's the story of how Jude came into the world (several months after the fact).  :)

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