This week Louisa started working for us. She works 4 hours a week and does things like ironing. :) I can't believe how much she can get done in the few hours she is here. I certainly don't mind giving up some of the other chores, especially ironing! I guess in all honesty I can't say I gave up ironing since I just didn't iron.
Thursday I went to a PTA meeting. I'm not the kind of person who wants to be in charge of anything, but I certainly don't mind helping. The first event we are going to have is a Fall Festival on November 1st. Justin's school is an international one so they don't do Halloween. This will be a nice substitute. While I was there, Rob and the boys went across the street to help out the neighbors with their internet. The boys met Skylar, a 13 year old girl who they think is totally awesome. They can hardly wait for her to babysit them sometime. Justin thinks Rob and I should go away for a few days.
Friday after school I had a meeting with Justin's teacher. We are trying to come up with some ways to enrich the curriculum for him so that he isn't bored in school. She is a great teacher and has a lot of ideas. It is wonderful to have a teacher who seems to really "get" my child. He spends so much of his day there so it is important to me that it not be a miserable experience for him.
After we got back from Justin's school, we got ready for the Embassy Hail and Farewell BBQ. The boys were thrilled that Skylar was going to come over and then ride to the Embassy with us in our cab. She played wii with them a bit and got to have them talk and cuddle with her all the way to the Embassy.
We were hailed even though we have been here awhile because we got here after the last Hail and Farewell. The boys had fun on the playground and I always love getting out of cooking something for dinner.
J's teacher has the students doing raz-kids online and both Justin and Ryan are addicted to it. They love to get online and read and take the quizzes so that they can earn points. In fact, Saturday that is the first thing they wanted to do.
|So into his quiz that he didn't even know I came in to take his pic.|
|Ryan is having fun reading a nursery rhyme.|
|Entrance to the park.|
|So tired of walking. This was BEFORE he saw the rides.|
|Isn't Armenian writing interesting?|
|Mother Armenia statue|
|This is what I called the baby ferris wheel. I didn't realize that in addition to going around |
like a ferris wheel it also spun around the other way. It was far from a baby ride and we weren't
sure Justin was enjoying it at first.
At 2:00 we bought tickets for our family to go on the ferris wheel. I found a ticket booth near the ferris wheel and pointed to the ferris wheel and our family. I gave her some money and took the tickets and my change. Seemed to work. The boys were unimpressed with the ferris wheel. It moved slow enough that you could get on and off without it having to be stopped. Of course I wouldn't want to step off just anywhere so we waited until we were at the bottom. :) We followed up our ferris wheel ride with ice cream and cotton candy.
|Hopefully they were part of some sort of performance.|
The boys didn't dare complain too much about our stop to Yerevan City to pick up a few items. It was pretty crazy in the parking lot, but we managed to get there, buy our things, and return home with Justin only needing to remind Rob once not to use bad words.
Justin had a quick break at home before heading off to a party. Ryan stayed here and enjoyed some extra time playing on the iPad. It was a long day and unfortunately I got too much sun and I had to pay for it on Sunday. :(