Sunday, July 31, 2011

Josiah at English Class!







This is Josiah at English class with Teacher Shine. He is always her special helper. He attends "Joy International School" every Wednesday night. His classmates, I think are 5/6 year olds. The owner of the School invited Josiah to come for free so the classmates could practice their English with a real, live English speaking boy! And Josiah ended up loving it. He looks forward to it so much! He calls it "Teacher Me Teacher Me" because when they raise their hands that is what they say, haha! But it has given him the opportunity to be a big boy in an English speaking context (he still attends Chinese Preschool twice a week also). They are very strict about the children only speaking English at this school so it gives Josiah an opportunity to learn and play a little with other children using English also! It has been a good Semester for him!


Saturday, July 30, 2011

swimming at our pool!





















Evie Joy helping with laundry...

she loves the idea of helping out with laundry!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011

our new tutor! learning Chinese has never been so fun!

this is Shelley, our (Mommy, Jo & EJ) new Chinese tutor!


We love her! She comes to our house everyday and plays with us, cooks with us (Mommy for real, us for pretend), reads and sings with us! She doesn't speak hardly any English but it doesn't bother us at all- she is an Awesome gift to our family!
Mommy downloaded these learn Chinese apps on her ipod and I've learned tons of animals recently as well as practiced my numbers and colors! good stuff!




play-learning!





Sissy & I are chefs!




Shelley taught us to say "Gan-bei" which is toast and we sure are practicing a lot these days!







don't you wish your class was this fun!








we were cracking mommy up here because Shelley was teaching us "wazi" was sock and we had to run and get our socks haha!






we like fried rice, tofu & grass- it's a good meal!











so this is the little restaurant in our apt complex

we like to order fried rice, tofu & grass-it's cheap and we like it!

it's never too busy so we just wander around and find stuff to play with

this day, they had some cards for us to play :)


kitchen...








just wanted to share another one of our favorite places to eat :)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

josiah's boz dance!





our praise band!



sorry these are kinda blurry but it was kinda an action packed moment :) you get the idea!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Our trip to the Dinosaur Museum with Dou Dou!

























i really am not in the mood to write a ton about these...but it's a dinosaur museum built over the location of where they found bones...above, they left some of them there to show us :) it's about 45 minutes from our hometown









Sunday, July 17, 2011

Random at home Cracking me up pics!

sometimes Evie Joy says "i want to sit on brother" so he lets her! most of the time he is quite a sweet big brother!




they were like mommy come and see us!...



and here EJ is falling and instead of helping her, i took a picture!



so there's some at home randomness for you :)

also, as you can tell we aren't huge advocates for wearing clothes at home, haha!

Friday, July 15, 2011

a random day at the Dicos playground!

Dicos is a local chicken place-they like to say they are from texas, but we are pretty sure there has never been such a place with such food in texas...but nonetheless we like to eat and play there sometimes! it is actually the kids favorite fast food play place
i loved this, ej sat on jo going down the slide! they are too funny!




























my little monkey!







big Jo smiles!




this day there was also a pee and poop accident waiting for us when we arrived so jo slid through the pee and had to just let it hang out with him for the remainder of the day and ej was traumatized by the poop, for she told me at least 100x that day "mommy, poo poo potty playground!" i thought to take a picture of it for you, but this time i refrained :)