Sunday, December 28, 2008
Thanksgiving Day was hard on her. She cried because she missed the Annual Hardin Thanksgiving breakfast (never mind that they did not do breakfast this year). We have had to talk to all of the kids about not dwelling on what we don’t have or are missing, but being thankful for what we DO have. Sometime after that she had a turning point. When we had our Thanksgiving celebration, she said that it was a “great Thanksgiving”, (it might have had something to do with the 5 rice crispy treats she ate).
She has two friends now. One I already told you about, and the other I will write about in another entry.
The other day on the bus, some students asked if she liked China, and she said yes! Before she would only say, it was ok. She says now she is used to China. We are very thankful that she (and the other kids) are adjusting and feeling “at home”.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
The teacher in charge of English corner was there that night and she had her daughter with her! Her daughter is only about a month or so younger than Hallie. She stayed and they played together. There were a few awkward moments, but they managed to find a few games that they could play without really talking. I tell you, it was so great to hear Hallie laughing and giggling with a friend!
They just moved to an apartment close to campus. Michelle said her daughter has been feeling a little lonely too because most of her friends are in the city. She invited Hallie to come and play with her sometime. I really hope this works out. It really seems like an answer to a prayer!
Also we will probably do something with a nearby school and our kids will be able to participate too. He is really REALLY good!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
1. Hallie took this picture with her camera.
2. This is Piper Harris and Eryn
3. This was taken at a send off party in Milan before we left the US
4. Piper is the one person that Eryn keeps saying she misses!
I am not sure if I can tag anyone else...like Steph I don't have that many folks on my list.
This all sounds normal and not that amazing, but to us a large real Western meal is a huge treat!