Last week I got the privilege to go into Megan's class at school and talk about Kyrgyzstan. She has been studying geography all year and her teacher at the beginning of the school year wanted me to come in and talk about the culture and the country. It was strange that the timing on this was when Alisha was over there, but it worked out perfect because it gave me more stories to tell them. I spent some time reading up on the history of Kyrgyzstan before I went in there, and the CD with files of pictures and videos that I purchased while in Kyrgyzstan came in real handy. They all were very interested in what I was telling them. Megan's class has had quite an obsession about Andrew since we got him, so maybe this helped them be interested in his birth country. I also brought a lot of our things that we got from Kyrgyzstan for them to see, including the hat that Andrew is wearing above. When we got home that day, he was begging to put it on. Of course that was a photo moment that I couldn't miss. Its a bit big on him now, but I'm sure soon enough it will fit perfectly.
On Saturday afternoon, Megan and I got to go see a school play, Cinderella! A friend of mine's daughter played Cinderella, so it was neat to see it. Megan enjoyed it quite a bit, and it was a great afternoon with just the two of us getting out of the house. Here is a picture of her and some of her friends who also came.
Then Saturday evening off to Andrew's friend Matthew's house for his birthday party! Notice in the two pictures how Andrew isn't keeping his hands to himself. Lately things that were never a problem are suddenly becoming a problem. I guess that is what 2 is all about.
The two Kyrgyz boys!
We took this picture right before we left, and it was a lot of work to get 4 toddler boys to sit and look at us at the same time. Notice they are all holding onto at least one Thomas the Train toys. It was the only way to get them to sit there. After this they all went crazy and just sat there and started screaming. For a minute there I thought I was around abunch of girls. I didn't know boys acted that way to.
A quick family photo before we left. What a fun party! I always enjoy going to birthday parties much more then throwing them. So thanks Kim (Matthew's mom) for great time!