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Monthly Archives: May 2013

Splish Splash

Blake’s class is swimming in the pool.  Look at this gorgeous picture. He swam and he swam and he swam and he swam using every flotation device known to man. And sometimes none at all. He’s doing a lot of jumping in these days, but he could not bring himself to climb to the top … Continue reading »

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Birthday Celebration

To kick off my birthday week, three wonderful friends and I headed to a very posh Shanghai hotel for afternoon tea and champagne.  The treats were exquisite, and the company was perfect.  I don’t know why we don’t hang out at the Peninsula more often!

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Wheels, wheels, wheels…

Spring has arrived and with it a great big ton of outdoor time. Yay! Blake is craving wheel time and although it is only a very short distance to school, he is scootering or rollerblading there every single day. The helmet and skates make him almost as tall as his first and second grade buddies.

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The Stuff Arrived

Our stuff arrived from Jingdazhen in 15 separate crates and a little guy in my family was in tool heaven.  There were saws, screw drivers, hammers and he loved it.  The crates were put together by nail gun, so they were quite easy to take apart, and he enjoyed every second of it.

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Summer Bucket List

Summer is coming very quickly so the other day Blake and I sat down to make a summer bucket list. It’s a list of all the things he would like to do this summer.  It’s an awesome list by an awesome kid and I cannot wait to dig in.  Some of them are things we … Continue reading »

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A Weekend in Jingdezhen

What is so interesting to me about Jingdezhen is the entire city is dedicated to a single thing, the production of porcelain or ceramics.  Every where you look there is pottery in every stage of completion.  In molds, on the street, being painted, being glazed, being carved. My friends Tonya, Emmy, Cathrin and I went … Continue reading »

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Kung Fu Graduation

Blake graduated from Kung Fu class today.  He and his classmates did a little performance.  Afterwards, he was given a certificate and a promotion to level 2. Way to go Blake!      

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Boy: Noise With Dirt On It

Lots of outdoor time time here lately, which is fabulous.  Spring has finally arrived. All that running, jumping, scootering, playing and riding, makes a boy sweaty and dirty. The longer days can make it tricky to squeeze in the long luxurious baths Blake has grown accustomed to.  We play outside until the sun goes down, eat dinner … Continue reading »

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I popped into art class today to speak to his art teacher for a quick second.  Lucky me, Blake’s class was in there.  He was totally engaged painting a toilet roll pink, that’s one of his favorite colors.  He loves all the colors of the rainbow except yellow. I snapped a quick pic of a … Continue reading »

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