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Monthly Archives: August 2010


Last night at 9:00 our emergency phone tree was activated.  A typhoon was expected in Shanghai and all the schools would be closed. We called all our staff members and students and then went to bed and wondered what the following day would be like.  We are much closer to the sea in our new … Continue reading »

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Finger Painting Fun

Life is good at the Links and we have so much outdoor time which we all love.  Swimming, riding bikes, stomp rocketing, kicking and throwing, running, running, running! But sometimes it’s good to be inside and take a break from the heat.  Inside activities Blake enjoys these days are trains, books, puzzles, bouncing on the … Continue reading »

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A photographer in the making?

We went to a friends birthday party yesterday and brought Scott’s blue camera.  While we were busy talking and socializing with the adults, Blake documented the event with the camera.  Unfortunately most of the pictures have a big old finger right in the middle of them. As you can clearly see, a good time was … Continue reading »

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Three Canadians Living in Shanghai

We had such a crazy Canadian morning today. We visited a nearby mall with a Toys R Us to buy a third birthday present for sweet Bauer.  And we found ourselves shopping in a ROOTS store!  When I saw the sign I thought maybe it would be mostly leather products, but no, it was all … Continue reading »

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Kid in the Kitchen

This boy of mine LOVES to play in the kitchen. During the summer Auntie Peggy, Grandma and Aunt Beth shelled out some big money to kit out our kitchen with some awesome fake food and kitchen paraphernalia.  We have all sorts of fruits and veggies that are all velcroed together and can be cut up … Continue reading »

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Back in Shanghai

We’re back in Shanghai. The whole family is jet lagging pretty hard, but it helps to remember that it’s only short term. We love our new home and it’s wonderful location and facilities.  We’ve been in the outdoor kiddies pool every day.  It’s big and warm and perfect for Blake to play in.  He’s even … Continue reading »

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Last Day of our Canadian Summer

Our last full day in Canada was another scorcher.  We have had such amazing weather this summer!!  We headed to a local indoor amusement park for a little bit of choo choo riding and other fun! Boppa, Scott, Blake and I piled into the van and went for a ride to a local mall. Blake … Continue reading »

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