Tuesday, August 17, 2010

First Day of School

This morning I followed that ritual of moms worldwide and forced my kids to pose for pictures on this, the first day of school.





Ainsley couldn't be bothered to pose - she had her coffee cup (full of cheerios) and her phone. And they say she doesn't look like me!



Then, a few hours later, our air freight arrived. Remember that 900 pound allotment from Beijing? Well, here it is in our kitchen. What a disaster! And I didn't even think to take pictures of the piles stacked in the hallway outside the bedrooms. Suffice to say I have no business blogging - I have way too many things to put away.

The boys will be back from school any minute (early dismissal because of Ramadan), so I'd best get back to work.



7 comments:

laura said... [Reply]

Long-time lurker here, and I wanted to say hurrah about the shipment arriving! My family is in a somewhat similar situation overseas, and I really enjoyed reading about your Beijing adventures. First day of school for us in Vietnam is next Wednesday, and I'm very excited to take The Official First Day Photo.

Bfiles said... [Reply]

so cute!!

and what a beautiful kitchen- so much storage, wow!!! I look forward to more house photos!

Shannon said... [Reply]

Loving your kitchen even with the shipment scattered all over. The kids look remarkably happy about the first day of school. I am going to try to have my husband post some first day of school pics tomorrow, we will see how that goes.

LeesOnTheGo said... [Reply]

Happy setting up! That always makes me feel like I'm "at home" in a new country. Hope you feel at home there soon.

Could your kitchen be any BIGGER? My goodness! And sunny too. Lucky you!

NKL

Connie said... [Reply]

First day of school photos? I thought I was doing good just to get us all up and out the door on time ;) !! Love your new kitchen, it's so bright and sunny!

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Sara said... [Reply]

The Weekly State Department Blog Roundup is up and you’re in it.

You can view it here:

http://wifemommywoman.blogspot.com/2011/07/kitchens.html

Please. Write your own stuff.