Friday, September 7, 2012

Back to Shekou, China!

We arrived back to Shekou two weeks ago to begin our second year living here.  It was actually really nice to come back.  Such a more pleasant experience.  We really felt like we were "coming home".  No one is homesick.  No one has cried or said they hated it here.  Including Mom!  :)  I wasn't sure that we'd feel this way since they sold our apartment the last week of school and moved all of our things into a new place.  We did get to see it before we left, however, so we knew where we would be living. We like it so much better than where we were, that it has helped make the transition back even better.  We are now living in a small house.  It has a tiny yard, including a tiny swing set in front of the house, that the boys love.  We are living so close to school, which is one of the best parts.  It takes the boys and I 5 minutes to walk to school.  Mike is still farther away at the High School, but he just goes by himself, so that is ok.  I no longer have to try to get the boys safely to school through all the traffic and construction mess.

Here are some pictures of our new place!

 The boys love swinging under the Banana Trees!

 Our TINY kitchen and my "Pantry".

 Jonathan and Nicholas were excited to get bunk beds for their room this year!

 The boys have a playroom upstairs in a very small room.  But big enough for Wii and Legos!

 Thomas, Jonathan, and Nicholas on their first day of school on our front porch.

Can't wait until the bananas are ripe!  Yumm....  We also have papaya trees.