Friday, April 8, 2011

In Which Connor Has A Parade

Connor is thankfully asleep right now; I'm hoping he stays that way!  He (and I) ended up getting a little more than three hours of sleep last night, so he could use some catch up time. 

He had a pretty fun day today, because tomorrow is the annual Daffodil parade (which I'll be participating in with my roller derby league!) and our local junior high marching band practiced their routine by marching through our neighborhood.  Just like last year, Connor was convinced they were holding a miniature parade solely for his benefit, and he was thrilled.  He clapped, waved, giggled and did his very best to charm the pants off of all of the students.  It was adorable.

In other news, after a long hiatus working on the deck (due to the nasty winter weather) it looks like it might be finished up this weekend!  We're so excited about having an attractive backyard space that Connor can use.  I'll post pictures of it as soon as it's finished up!  The next project we'll probably tackle is a patio space, though we're not sure whether or not we want to start that this year.  There's a lot of cleanup work to be done in both the back and the front yards and it might be nicer for our neighbors if we did that rather than starting on another big messy project!  We'll see what we decide to do-- it'll all get done eventually.

I received a package in the mail yesterday; it was the first round of young adult books I ordered in Thai.  I now have a Thai language copy of Romeo and Juliet and Ramona the Brave as well as a 5,000 word Thai/English picture dictionary.  I'm going to try and find as many Thai translations of books that Ellen will likely be reading in school as I can because I think they'll really help her with the transition to American schools.  They are really difficult to find here because the Thai alphabet is so different than the English alphabet and so it's more expensive to print them.  I'll keep snatching them up when I can and hopefully I'll be able to buy some in Thailand when we travel and ship them back.  We'll just have to see; Thailand is very careful about the exportation of books and so I think it might make the customs process a little more complicated. 

We'll cross that bridge when we get there!



leah said...

I love parades (especially since parades generally herald the arrival of better weather and sunshine)!

Good luck with finding Thai translations of books for Ellen - I wonder if they have Harry Potter in Thai?

Jess said...

They do! I just haven't picked it up yet.

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