We headed toward the center before lunch. Saturdays are much busier than the weekdays. Here are some of our sights:
Sam was in charge of the itinerary for the day as he has had to follow our lead most days. He wanted to check out the Funky Monkey for lunch... not a bad choice at all:
Sam snapped this monkey shot!
After lunch, we took advantage of the pool and swingset at Mimi's hotel, the Real Plaza. Sam preferred the unheated hot tub to the ice cold pool:
Sam, Lucy and I crowded into a tuk tuk to head home. I had intended to include video, but didn't grab the camcorder in time... next time. Sam likes our new driver, Luis, who doesn't go too fast!
Many of you have seen pics of our place from Emily's and Gretchen's visits (click their links to see much better pics... I am sooo tired, I can't do it justice tonight!), but I thought I'd include them, too. These pics are from Saturday night. Lucy had gone to sleep and Sam was watching Charlottes' Web that Ilse dropped off... and we, coincidentally, just started reading. Anyway, here is the apartment on a typical night for us:
On a seperate note, it needs to be said that my mom is a ROCK STAR! If you, too, have a rock star for a mother, I suggest you begin the journey to International Adoption, announce to your family and friends that you are taking your 5 year old and taking off to another country for several weeks to be with your baby, and then just see if she might like to join you... you won't regret it! Thanks Mom, Dad and Keith... you just have to know that this time is the greatest gift I have ever known.
It is 10:15 PM... yet another round of fireworks are going off! I can actually see these ones... beautiful. (Noisy, but beautiful.) Fireworks... there is so much to celebrate!