While in the Philippines, particularly at the different airports, I got to have a few coffees and this caramel machiato that I got last Friday was definitely my favorite drink :).
Also, I got to FaceTime with this girl and her daddy for about an hour while I had a layover. FaceTime while both of my children are home is quite challenging and very chaotic so I soaked up some 'one-on-one time' with this girl.
I made it home!!!! Which after waking up before 3am, was definitely a favorite! That night we hung out, walked to the playground and Emma and Everly hung all over me before we all crashed! Sadly, I don't have any pictures of me picking Emma up from the bus stop, but it was as great as I thought it would be!
We decided to get our car a little later that next morning so we headed down to the playground bright and early!
When your dress matches your location, your mom makes you take a picture :).
Everly wanted me to take her and Lollie's picture by the flowers :). I will always love that this girl loves 'lovies'. She is rarely without one, and it doesn't particularly matter which one :).
We were able to figure out how to rent a paddle boat and before long we were on our way!
With Lollie by our side ;).
The area to paddle was pretty small and once we made it around, Wes kind of parked us in the middle and we let the girls 'paddle' definitely one of their favorite parts of the day.
After our hour was up, we turned our paddle boat in and Emma grabbed a hold of my phone and snapped a few of her favorite pictures.
As she kept saying, "we get to keep these pictures forever and ever".
Not bad, right?
I love how Everly sticks out her tongue when she concentrates.
Bubbles were everywhere - some of the best 8Yuan we have spent ;).
Another favorite moment of the week- Emma and I were invited on our first playdate in China!! And then I asked if Ev's could come too ;). We went swimming at a hotel (no pictures there because I was in the pool too!) and then got out and had a trifecta of Durian desserts. I thought the cheesecake was normal cheesecake. Poor Ev's got a huge scoop of this and put it in her mouth- ay yay yay, disgusting! Have you ever had Durian before? The best way I can describe it is that it tastes like dish soap. Appetizing, right??
Here is the pool that we went swimming in-Ev's loved that huge fish tank in the background of this picture.She kept waving to the fishes while saying 'hi fishy'.
Emma and her school bestie!
Unbeknownst to me, the playdate also included dinner - a very fancy dinner might I add :). There were 8 adults and 4 children (2 of them mine) and this is where it got a little awkward... there was zero English spoken the entire dinner, which is ok, but just lonely...
I made the best of it though and had a blast with these two!!! I had missed them so much while I was in the Philippines.
This was Everly and her 'tea'. Basically, she was squirting water from her sippy cup into a fancy glass cup. It is no small miracle that nothing was spilled.
Three crazies running around a hotel!
Sweet besties. Overall, it was fun a playdate and I am pretty happy with myself just saying 'yes' to something so new and by myself.
Wes tries to get Everly a nap everyday, but lately she has wanted nothing to do with naps. She will just lay in bed for over an hour and a half whilst catching zero sleep. The other day this happened and so he got her up and then promptly found her like this in our living room 10 minutes before they had to be at the bus stop to pick up Emma.
Do you remember how on Wednesday, I told you about Emma writing her letters. That night she came home from school (I was at a work hot pot) and just wrote her name with zero help from Wes. I was beaming with pride when he sent me this picture. I mean, it is just the best!! Definitely my favorite moment of the week.
Hope you have a great weekend!!