Joel practicing writing in Chinese. It was really difficult.
A display near our boarding gate celebrating the New Year
Evie is quite the social butterfly...
Evie met this little girl who lives in California and until our plane boarded they were inseparable. They were really shockingly similar. It makes me excited for her to start school and have little buddies she can play with every day.
On the plane. The kids are chilling and watching a movie. They both traveled and slept amazing. (A little medicine helped). Ethan only slept a few hours of the 14 hour flight on our way to Taiwan so Dylan helped us get some cold medicine at a pharmacy before we left. It did mellow him out and he was a good boy on the whole flight.
This is turned crazy for some reason but Evie surprised me and said 'mom, look, it's your friend Amy' and sure enough she wrote Ami. Sometimes I wonder how much is sinking in and then I see a little reward like this
Evie had fun coloring at our hotel room. We stayed in LA our first night and went to dinner with Drew and Carrie, some of Joel's dear friends. Randomly, Drew who is a drummer for the band Chicago was in the Philippines the same time we were and only about a mile away from where we stayed but neither of us knew it