No really, this week is vacation. All of China will be off celebrating a national "Golden Week" and we'll be getting the heck out of dodge. It's been a busy first month of school, I do think a break sounds good.
ChinaBean headed back to her little preschool at the beginning of September. Could she be any cuter?! She attends a Chinese preschool three mornings a week. If you ask her, she eats rice and soup every day for lunch (which is probably true).
ChinaBean was walking home from school pretending to talk on her wooden iPhone. She's a woman with a mission.
EBean was very excited to be recognized as her class's Golden Child. She was honored during the weekly school assembly for her perseverance while trying to write sentences. We celebrated with the traditional visit to Cold Stone.
EBean has also been taking swimming as part of her PE classes this term. She loved it!
|Nice form EBean!|
Our troop has grown so much that my friend Sarah will be leading the Brownies and Juniors and I will be taking on the Daisies. We have around 21 girls in our lovely troop.
|Bridging ceremony. Time to welcome the new Brownies.|
|EBean playing a game at our first meting.|
|LBean with one of her closest classmates|
|Taking a selfie|
|Class 4D at Dulwich|
LBean's entire grade took a 3 day, 2 night school trip. The kids were bused to Taihu, a lake situated about 1.5 hours from Suzhou. They took a ferry to an island called San Shan where they learned about ancient temples, hiked a Buddha trail, picked oranges, made s'mores, watched a movie, took a night walk, and lots of other interesting sights.
|Packed and ready to go!|
|Selfie has been mastered.|
|I was teasing LBean about this picture. I asked her if she|
realized that this was someone's underwear. She said
that one of her teachers made a joke about the undies being
Maybe we really do need a vacation...