1.31.2013

Our Adopted 8 Year Olds for the Week

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Good Evening Beauties. 
How is your Friday going thus far? 
It's almost the weekend! 
We've been super busy this week putting on an English Camp for our boys. 
They are wonderful.

Wonderful, like our own children kind of way. The good and the ugly.
Yesterday, Justin had to get a talk from Mr. Zach for disobeying him.
We have lots of talks about how to be encouraging towards each other, how to say nice things and how to be a good friend.
The whole concept of "If you don't have something nice to say, don't say it at all" just isn't taught here.
We also teach them cute parentie things, like covering their mouths when they cough and chewing with their mouths closed. (Also things that aren't taught here.)
Today, when I talked to Jack about having good manners and chewing with his mouth closed, he asked, "Why, Mrs. Heather?" As sweet and curious as can be. This has never come to his mind before.  
We made homemade pinatas. 
Today we took them ice skating. 
It was so much fun for Zachary and I to pretend to parents. 
I wish we could just skip right over that brand new baby hard work stuff and go to the fun, ice skating date stuff. :) 
Someone even asked us if they were our kids. 
To which, Justin and Jack laughed hysterically. 
They couldn't believe someone would think that since they are Chinese and we are American. 
We tried to explain the concept of adoption but they didn't get it. 
He'll make the best dad some day. :)

We are so thankful for our students and how we get the opportunity to love them. :)

Hope you have a great weekend!
Don't forget to start recording your house tours!! 
Come back Monday to link up!
I can't wait to see your casa's!

7 comments :

Rachel said...

Kids are so fun! And yeah--not saying things because they aren't "polite" things to say really isn't a huge priority in Asia, I've found!

April Maura said...

That skating picture rocks. Thanks for sharing the pictures of the Kids camp.

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said...

So fun! Looks like you had lots of great adventures with your kids :)

Rebecca said...

Those pictures are so cute! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

RebeccawithanR

Bi Ti said...

Looks like such a fun day :-) thank your for stopping by pret-a-vivre

Leyla Brooke said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog, I follow you via GFC. Love the ice skating picture

Thisdayilove

Hearts & Crafts Boutique said...

Such cute little boys! Sounds like you guys had a blast!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm following you back.

Have a great weekend!

Phylicia
http://heartsncraftsboutique.blogspot.com/

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