We are back in China. We flew back about two weeks ago and this is the first chance I have had to sit down and blog – on my new laptop – so yay!!!!
I have to admit that I was really hoping and planning on blogging this summer. Unfortunately, Newbie (who goes by Peanut now) got extremely ill – as in we are lucky he is still with us ill. He managed to contract a bacterial infection from his older brother and that infection moved into his blood stream. Thankfully he had a fabulous team of doctors and nurses and is fully recovered, but I was not anticipating having sick children for over half of our summer home leave. Thankfully we are all healthy now!!!!
Anyway, I must admit, I truly was not looking forward to coming back to China. After all the trials and head aches last year, I was not feeling up to the challenge of life here. Not to mention that after a week and a half hospital stay, I was starting to feel like we were just not catching a break. Did I mention that while I was home in the States with a super sick kiddo, my poor husband was back in China having to move out of, nay getting kicked out of our old apartment for a third water leak.
So now we also have a new apartment, Sis has a new school, and we are starting out with a clean slate. I must say I really like where we are living now. We have a full kitchen that actually feels like a kitchen. The kids each have their own rooms with space to play, and the out door areas are fantastic. We are on the second story instead of the 22nd – which I like much better as there is a tree right outside our kitchen window – so you look out and no matter what the weather, you see green!
Today we visited Sis’ new school. I think it will be a fantastic choice for her. Bear is really wanting to attend school too – so hopefully later this month or next month he will be starting.
As I sit here typing…I feel like everything will be okay and that with these new changes we will have a better year – maybe it’s just the chocolate and night cap talking, but right now, I’m looking up!