Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Odds and Ends...

It's been a crazy week! Over the weekend we went to Philadelphia and met up with some friends (Chau and Chris) and family (our niece Candice). We had a blast.

Also, today we opened our home to a Japanese foreign exchange student. It is something that Joe and I have always wanted to do and we are very excited to have her. So now, not only do I have a pre-schooler at home but a teenager as well! I will post more about this later.

I leave you now with pictures from Philly:

Leah painted my face at the children's museum


Leah looks at her favorite painting at the Philadelphia Museum of Art


Leah and her cousin Candice


Newlyweds Chris and Chau

19 comments:

JerseyGirl said...

Oh, to be a newlywed again! Seems like we went from newlyweds to parents in a blink of the eye!

Juliet said...

What lovely photos!I never realized it before, but Leah looks a lot like you.

I look forward to reading about what it is like having a teenager in the house.

Joely's mom said...

Leah is adorable - and possibly a budding artist. Good luck with the new addition!

Lori said...

Beautiful pictures - Leah's a happy looking kid (and her mom looks pretty happy, too!).

Enjoy your student!! I used to chaperone Japanese college students overseas (from Japan, that is), and they can be a lot of fun.

Connie said...

What a nice weekend! Great pics ;0)

Keep us posted on life with a teen! :0)

Michelle said...

Leah is SO adorable! Looks like you guys had a good time.

Robin said...

Have fun with your new teenager. It's been a year since our exchange student returned home to Norway. We still keep in contact via email. :-)

Doris & Dan Clark said...

Lovely pics! Looks like a fun time.

Good for you for hosting an exchange student. One day I hope to also. My aunt and uncle have done it for many years and actually have a specific room in their house for their international visitors.

Keep smilin!

wzgirl said...

LOVE the big toe painting.

Georgia and Jeff said...

4 year old, 2 blogs, scrap booking, adopting, and now exchange student? You are one busy lady!

Jacquie said...

I swear, you have the cutest little girl. And she has great taste. I love that painting too!

Nicole (the great) said...

I would love to know how the exchange student thing works out. I have debated doing it myself but we live in the middle of nowhere. If I was a student, I would want to go back home after staying out here.

Gracencameronsmomy said...

Very cute, did you walk around the rest of the day that way? I am not sure I could have done that!!
Lisa

Christina said...

Notice Leah's face has a perfect ittle heart painted on it and yours has a perfect portrait painted on it. Obviusly Leah likes using many colors.
The day sounds like fun and let me know how you like having a teenager around, if it works out I'll send you two more.

Kim M. said...

Great photos! Who is the artist of Leah's favorite print? She has funky taste! Thats awesome. Hey we are planning a trip to Philly with our DTC group it's in Sept. E-mail me if you are interested in doing the China Town tour with us!!!!

Melissa said...

Phildelphia Museum of Art rocks! I love going there when we are in town to visit family. Great pictures. Good luck with your exchange student.

asiangarden said...

cute pictures!!!

Christina said...

PS Steph I tagged you for a meme if you would like to do it.

Nicole said...

I didn't know you were getting a foreign exchange student. How long is she staying??