So, this past year has been the first time since we moved to the Philippines that I have felt like a normal, "real" Mom...and I have been loving it. For the previous 3+ years Brian & I were doing full time language study...that didn't really provide us with a lot of time to do much more than the basic requirements of caring for the kiddos. We raised them and loved them and changed their diapers, but it seemed like half the time we were listening to a foreign language recording with one ear and trying to listen to our kids with the other.
We're still really busy, but compared to before, our life almost seems sane. The kids and I have been taking advantage of some good weather and have been able to do some fun things lately.
We live really close to the Capitol buildings for our province...There is a large field that the kids love to play on and a nice walking path.
We had a special outing to my friends tea shop...it's actually fun to bring the kiddos out now as they have really learned to behave quite well...most of the time...