School’s out for summer!


Well, schools out for five weeks anyway.  It’ll be back to the grind August 20 for Boo.  He was given a school mug because he is leaving (amazing what 10,000€ a year buys huh?) and his class all signed a t-shirt for him.  He is excited to wear it today.  I just hope if I wash it the names don’t come off!  * I should add here that we don’t pay the tuition, Hubby’s company does as part of our living here   I learned over the weekend at the bbq about an english speaking Montessori another family uses.  It is right down the street from Boo’s new school too.  I am going to find out more info because even two mornings a week for Chickadee would make a nice change.  I think she is really missing interacting more with other kids.  It also might help her language (her first speech session is this afternoon).  This morning (after Boo wakes up 🙂 we plan to head to Knauber to buy some little garden supplies.  I love the UnPlug Your Kids site!  I am directly copying what they have done thus far until I can get the hang of coming up with something of my own.  This past weeks theme was Garden.  We did plant sunflower seeds and I think today I saw two little green shoots peeking up through the soil.  But Boo was really excited to do the little garden so we are going to do that too.  My roses the boys bought me are flourishing as well, all but one bud has completely opened now (even though the picture shows them closed).

We had some lovely storms last night.  Even knocked out power for a split second (turning off the computer) but since what we wanted to watch on tv was a dvd it was no problem.  We finished off our Star Wars movies last night (Boo and I anyway) watching Episode III.  I wasn’t sure about the first two episodes in the ‘new’ series having grown up loving the classic ones.  But I found once you get past the Jar Jar guy and watch them more than once it’s not so bad.  Plus Boo loves them.  The last one Return of the Sith was really good and explained the reason Anakin becomes Darth Vader.  Which was cool.  For movies like these (fantasy) Star Wars and Harry Potter are about the only ones I like.  And that Boo loves SW is really cool.  He said of last nights movie ‘That was a really great movie!’
Since this is kind of a random post I’ll add the list for the Photo Word Challenge (which is also located in the sidebar).  The way it works again is that you take a photo of something that to you represents each word listed.  I will be sharing my pictures around July 19th (before I leave for vacation).  The words are:
  1. Free
  2. Modern
  3. Guilty
  4. Crowded
  5. Words
  6. Relax
  7. Cold
  8. Little Things
  9. Time
  10. Men at Work

I hope you will play along!  For last months challenge results see this post.

I am back to add something really fun I’ve kept quite about for a bit.  Some great people (I can’t mention their names 🙂 as it’s a surprise trip for their family as well) will be cruising with us in Feb.  The wonderful part is we have never met but they met Chick when she was at Chung Yi (where their sweet daughter is from as well).  So the former Chung Yi playmate will be not only on the same cruise as us BUT also sleeping on the same deck as well.  And it’s totally random chance.  I mentioned our trip and this other mom said hey!  US TOO!  Can you even begin to see how awesome this is?  Two families living in separate countries united by these two tiny girls.  It’s just awesome.

6 thoughts on “School’s out for summer!

  1. 5 weeks for summer? When he gets back to the states, he’s not going to know what to do with the 3 months!I loved the original Star Wars. Have you seen the ads for the animated version George has done? I’m starting to get pissed. Doesn’t he have enough $$$? Is he now incapable of original thought? Rant over.

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  2. No stinkin’ way- what an amazing cruise that will be! Hmmm…. now I’m trying to guess who’s the lucky family. Very, very cool.Tisraah… someday we’ll know people whose children were with our daughter…. as soon as we learn who our daughter IS. (um, yeah, I think I’m beginning to go insane with the wait!)

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  3. Ty and Boo will have to get together and watch Star wars. It’s his favorite too and we watch them all the time still. ( My favs are the “old” ones though) 🙂

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  4. Wow – a cruise – with another family who also adopted a daughter from the same place. That is a BLAST! Can’t wait to see photos of that!Your flowers are beautiful too… I wish I had a greener thumb.

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  5. WOO HOO! I love the rose pic and I am so glad that you and the “unnamed” family will meet eachother… that is too cool. I still regret our meeting not happening…maybe next time.

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