Monthly Archives: October 2010
Today was the SAS school parade and party. Tomorrow is the Links party and Haunted House and Sunday is the real deal – trick or treating here we come. Who is that handsome little red fellow in the middle of my class??
The last few days have been CHILLY! A few days ago it was short pants and sandals, but today we had to dig through the back of the closet and find some hats, mitts, coats and shoes that cover Blake’s whole foot. After school Blake and I made some cupcakes. We iced them so they … Continue reading
A typhoon has been whipping up the coast of China. It’s called Typhoon Megi and it wreaked havoc in Taiwan. I just read online that they were predicting it to be the worst in 50 years (!!!), but thankfully it has weakened since hitting Southern China. It’s almost bed time and from a half hour … Continue reading
Another one of Blake’s favorite letters is W. He has a sweet, sweet friend named Wrenzi who is 10. She looks after him sometimes, plays with him sometimes and he absolutely adores her. He can’t quite say Wrenzi, so he calls her “My Wren Wren.” Whenever he sees a W he announces to everyone in … Continue reading
#1 Emerging Literacy Bake is really into letters these days. One of his favorites is S. That’s his daddy’s letter. He finds it all over the place – in books, menus, signs….every place. And each time he sees it he calls out “S” joyfully and triumphantly. Gorgeous right? My beautiful, clever boy is experimenting with … Continue reading
This past weekend Scott and I bought a very cute Elephant costume for the big gunner. It was a bit long in the legs so we took it into the village to be shortened by a tailor. On the way back I remembered that we had an old Elmo costume loaned to us by a … Continue reading
A couple years ago Scott was playing ball. He slid into second and got a nasty graze on his calf. Three days later the graze had doubled in size, was infected and gross. Scott could barely walk because as it turned out he had cellulitis, an infection of his fat and needed antibiotics to nip … Continue reading
I took this photo last night while trying to capture the bike riding milestone and I just really, really like it. Constant motion. That’s my guy.
Sometime this week Blake started riding his bike using his own pedal power. He started going down little hills like the driveway, but now he can pretty much go anywhere. “No push, mama, no push.” Okay buddy, I won’t.
Today is Canadian Thanksgiving. What does that mean to a couple of transplanted Canadians living in China? Not a whole lot, really. After all, we work at Shanghai AMERICAN School. We live, work and play alongside many American colleagues and we get along with them great, but come Thanksgiving time there is a lot of … Continue reading