Monday, December 31, 2007

Our last day of vacation!!!

Always my least favorite day of the holiday! We went to breakfast as normal and the kids played with their new friends from Norway. We had such a nice time meeting new people from new places. I feel so fortunate to have to opportunity to meet people from all over the world. It really gives you a whole new perspective about things. The really cool thing is that Angus isn't so much our little baby anymore. He actually made his first holiday friend all by himself. It made us so happy to see them so social and able to play with other kids so easily. Here are some pictures from our last day and the kids with their new friends!


Gemma at lunch! I love this beach!


Here is Angus' new best friend Oliver from Norway!

Oliver is 4 and Angus is 3. Here they are playing in the pool.


Olivia, Gemma, Angus and Oliver finishing up their swimming with a group hug!


Angus' last romp in the water. Our last sunset was probably the best of the whole trip!

We decided to have dinner at the hotel restaurant Sassi's, so we could get the kids to bed early for our 4:30 am wake up call. Angus didn't even make it to ordering before he fell asleep. Gemma and Olivia were able to get some more girl time before we left though.


Olivia and Gemma at dinner.


Gemma with Olivia and her Grandma and Auntie. They were also leaving on the same flight as us the next morning.

After we got the kids to bed and settled Angus woke up at 11 am and vomited. We thought he was getting sick, but it must have been the ingestion of pool water as he swam all day. Gemma then was sick on our flight back to Chengdu, but luckily for her it was right before we landed. The joys of traveling, I wouldn't change it for the world!


Anonymous said...

Looks like you guys had a great Christmas Vacation. What a beautiful place! ~Tracy

Amanda said...

Hi, I was searching on the web about Expats' life in Chengdu and your blog caught my attention. I was born and raised in a nearby county of Chengdu. Five years ago, I moved to Michigan, USA with my husband (he's American). Right now we are still living in the States, but thinking about moving back to China sometime in the future.
I'm writing to you because I have a favor to ask from you about Ayi (Aye in your blog). May I have your email contact so that I can write you details via email? My email is

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By the way, you have a beautiful family!