The ice and snow storm kept everyone home from school and work today, and we had a blast with the Ventrescas and Brittany!!! We're pretty sure it doesn't get this cold in Shantou and that Clare had never seen snow before we brought her home. She LOVED it!! The two videos are classic "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation." The first video shows the three girls, Daniela, Clare & Brittany, hurtling toward the dumpster! Amazingly (thank you, Jesus), they slid right beside it instead of into it! The second video is of Jim and Clare sailing backwards then off the curb into a parking lot. Sandra opened the 4 lb. can of tuna at noon, and we gorged ourselves on tuna salad sandwiches. This evening, we dined on egg drop soup and pizza - one of Angelo's special combinations. We are so fortunate to have such wonderful and FUN neighbors!
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
As of now, you can still view the video by clicking on the "CatholicVote.org" link in the post above.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Clare's ESL teacher wants us to work with Clare on learning the alphabet, so we've been doing just that. We thought she would immediately learn the letters, but we have discovered that this is going to be a bit more difficult. When we get a bit frustrated we stop and think what it would be like for us to be thrown into the Chinese culture with no choice but to learn the language. How well would we do? Now we are working on just a few letters at a time. We have her write the letters over and over and say the letter out loud each time she writes it on the board. Her ESL teacher also wants her to keep a journal.