Thursday, July 01, 2010

Packing Begins…

After all this time, our life is beginning to be packed up!  It will take 2 days to pack & load onto our 40 ft container, and 2 air shipment containers (each about the size of our US baby crib.)

container I can’t believe our stuff is going to fill this.  On the way over, almost 6 years ago, we filled half of a 20ft container.  We are entitled to the larger size now because we have a bigger family…  I’m pretty sure we need it!

Boxes So for now we have moved into a hotel where the girls are getting used to going to the spa pool every afternoon, we can’t quite get the a/c working in our room, and room service will get to know us quite well…2010-07-01 2010-07-01 001 011 And our girls are still playing dress up!2010-07-01 2010-07-01 001 012 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 001 015

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sophia's Final Assemblies

A combination of the assemblies for the end of the year...

Sophia's Goodbye! from Moya Z on Vimeo.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

End of year Assemblies

Sophia’s school does such a great job with transitions for all of the children.  Every Thursday there is an assembly for the lower school where any child who is leaving the school that week is asked to stand up & have the “good bye” song sang to them.  (It makes me cry almost every time…)good bye assembly Sophia & Hugo with their good bye certificates…

Then at the end of the year, there is the magic door.  The children say good bye to their current teachers, walk thru the door, and are greeted by next year’s teachers on the other side.

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(video to come!!)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Sports day

At the end of the school year, the entire lower school is split into 4 colored teams to compete in various activities on the quad for the day.  Red, Yellow, Green, and Blue all race around the grass playing tug-o-war, 50 meter dash, spoon race, croquet, and more…2010-06-28 2010-06-28 001 280

This year the weather has been so bad, the day was postponed twice before finally being scheduled 2 days before the end of the school year.  It actually was quite nice having something so fun to do, just as the year was ending!2010-06-28 2010-06-28 001 162Sophia was on the blue team, and wore her USA shirt, and then was so excited to be walking across the grass & have the older kids start chanting “USA, USA!”  We are in the middle of world cup fever…

I love this photo with all of the missing teeth, and Sophia actually pulled out her 3rd tooth right after this!2010-06-28 2010-06-28 001 174 Then it was off to the races…2010-06-28 2010-06-28 001 016 2010-06-28 2010-06-28 001 024 Where our darling girl got 2nd!!2010-06-28 2010-06-28 001 074 2010-06-28 2010-06-28 001 089 2010-06-28 2010-06-28 001 102 2010-06-28 2010-06-28 001 223 2010-06-28 2010-06-28 001 194 2010-06-28 2010-06-28 001 427 2010-06-28 2010-06-28 001 434 2010-06-28 2010-06-28 001 337 2010-06-28 2010-06-28 001 379 2010-06-28 2010-06-28 001 045