Just as we arrived at McDonalds Joel drove up. Evie was so happy to see daddy.
Pancakes with butter and syrup, Sausage Egg McMuffin, orange juice, coffee...and it tastes just like it does in the US.
Evie is playing SHREK. She is pretending to be Fiona and this is her swamp.
Fiona was just set free from the tower.
Evie was pretty happy to catch a ride home with daddy - can you believe it's legal
I met Dodi and her friends for a play group at the Windsor Hotel's sandbox. Evie and her daughter Isabella play pretty well together. Dodi's friend Heidi (standing in the black pants) is sweet too and Evie and her son Toby get along nicely. I have been fortunate to get together with them a few times now.
Come near my sandbox and I will crush your bones.
Evie is really into jumping from thing to thing, so this was one of her obvious favorites.
Just across from the muffler factory, the foreign conglomerate joins forces.
The teeter totter was a lot of fun for the kids.
Little Isabella. This is the friend that reminds us of Evie and Ethan's cousin Claudia.
Joel met us for lunch after the play date. To simplify things we ate at McDonalds, again, which was right around the corner. Evie has been working on her Taiwanese pose. In the US this means Peace, here it means Victory.
This is one of the few moments when Ethan is not trying to eat the window.
After naps, the kids and I took a walk to pick up Ethan's Birthday cake. Our apartment is one of the tall buildings you see on the left.
Poppy Patisserie. Their slogan: The sun has his simple robe of light. The clouds are decked with gorgeousness.) sic.
This is the gal who took our order the day before. Somehow we managed to place an order not speaking Chinese and her not speaking English. Just a lot of pointing and smiling.
After we picked up the cake, we went across the street to the park. Evie and I are playing the 'Three Billy Goats Gruff'', thanks to Dodi. She shared how she plays with Isabella and tells the story while Isabella crosses the bridge.
Evie is saying, "But don't eat me, I am much too small. Wait for my brother, he is much bigger than I"
Video - Happy Birthday to Ethan