Thursday, May 22, 2008

Playdate at the Somerset West Lake

That's Big Anthony and Little Anthony on the right.

Today we went to the Somerset West Lake so Maya and Kiet could have one last playdate before we all go home tomorrow. We didn't bring our swimsuits because we figured Miss I'm Afraid of Everything wouldn't want to have anything to do with the swimming pool. Well at first she didn't want anything to do with the wading pool. But then she saw Minh swimming like a fish in the BIG pool and started to climb in. We had to dip her in while crouching on the side of the pool! Kiet, who previously didn't want much to do with swimming either, decided that what Maya was doing looked like fun. I'll try to upload the video. Kiet looked just adorable in his little blue and white striped swim suit!

We were also able to visit with another Holt Family, Rebecca and Anthony from Philadelphia who had just picked up their son, (Little) Anthony. They all seemed to be adjusting very well.

After swimming we all headed downtown to meet Jud and Blaine Curry for lunch. On the way we passed St. Joseph's Cathedral.

Saint Joseph's Cathedral, built in the early 1880's.

Maya in the wading pool.

Kiet sporting a very good looking swimsuit.

"The babies" discussing whether they should take the plunge or not. (The photos are out of order).

Tomorrow we check out at 8am and head to the airport. We have an 8 hour layover in Taipei, followed by an 11 hour flight to Seattle. That sounds like so much fun with a 2 year old! (Please keep us in your prayers.) I'll update the blog when we get to Seattle. My big girl Sarah (the original Femme Fatale) will be joining us there. Maya has a playdate with the Ronda Twins Saturday night!


StaceynCorey said...

I just commented on Anthony and Becky's blog that I hope they could get together with you guys before you left. I'm glad to see that you all were able to have a fun play date at the pool. Having other families to spend time with is really great.

Yes, prayers heading your way for that very long trip home. It was the second hardest part of the trip for us (second to the readjustment home to our time zone). Don't be surprised if you see some regression when you first get home either. Some how that escaped my mind and I was sad to loose my happy funny girl for about a week but she came back and loves being HOME! Can't wait to see when you've finally made it home too.

Oh, and thanks for the tip about the Asian dolls. Autumn hates her dolls (all Asian) so I might see if she'd like to pick her own doll. She doesn't seem very nurturing like your Maya. I think Maya must have taken very good care of Autumn and Keit :)

Kelshel said...

Matt's looking hot these days. Suntan, rest & baldness work well for him! It must be nice to spend these relaxing days together (as relaxing as it can be under the circumstances). You'll always remember this as such a special time in your life! It's been great to watch it unfold.