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Day 2 of school is Eli's 5th Birthday...

Day two of school seems to be going well. The kids were excited to get on the bus and go, which is always the best sign. They have had some kind of uniform fiasco and many kids do not have the right sizes, so they are optional for the first…
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About this blog, which I can write but not read...

Just to explain something: I can post and edit my posts, obviously, but I can not view this actual page because blogspot and blogger are both ip blocked in the PRC. It is a good reality check. That is why I have not been responding to any of…
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First day of school

Yesterday was an intro day of school and they all loved it. the place is incredibly beautiful and brand new. in front is a great rock garden and an unreal playground. jacob and eli ate that up. I took pics and will get them up here later today. Jacob's…
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On to ritan park

from fun Dazzle, we took a cab to Xi He ya Ju Restaurant, on the edgeof Ritan park. it's a really niuce place, with a lovely outside area and inside, where weate, that features a huge tree, with branches stretching…
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A day in the city

We spent yesterday in the city and had a nice time. We began at the wonderfully named FunDazzle, a kids' play area which has perhaps the largest ball pit int he world. The kids had a blast. The first few photos are from there. after…
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Photos of our journey

The first shot if jacob and eli reclining in first class. The second is all of us with our luggage.
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Everything's cool

Sitting in a starbucks on the wireless connection. anna is sleeping next to me. all is pretty much fine. we've only been here three days I think and the kids are very accepting. we are staying in this compound which is like a little slice…
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The Eagle Has Landed

we landed safe and sound are relatively in decent shape today, especially considering that anna fell asleep at 7 pm and woke up at 11:30! she actually woke up for the night at 11:30 PM. Now that's some serious jetlag. Luckily, I went to sleep…

Working on the pictures thing

Let's see if this works. A pic of me playing with andy Aledort that's handy. Once I get it going, I will post some kids, etc.

T minus 8 days

back home from our farewell tour, which was a lot of fun. Now slogging through the rest of the crap in this house. It is truly amazing what a family can accumulate and stash in a single house. Wading through the piles of stuff you have shoved…