Sunday, December 16, 2012
I've heard snow isn't that common here in Beijing, but it feels pretty common this year. This week was the second time we've had snow since moving here. And this time, it stuck around. The kids were excited to check it out and I was happy for them to be looking at it from inside. I couldn't take them out to play the first day (it's so cold here!) but I promised them that we could go out the next day. More pictures to follow of the winter wonderland. And yes, that is our patio furniture cushions that are being ruined. What can you do?
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Here's a shot of the kid table. They didn't eat much beyond rolls and punch, as far as I could tell. Until dessert time. The saving grace was a basement where they escaped to for playtime while we adults enjoyed our turkey and mashed potatoes. It was a fun party, until Leah threw up on the carpet downstairs. Talk about pink punch. A bit of a mess, but we got it all cleaned up and rushed Leah back home so the next time she threw up, she was at our house. Another mess. That was the start of a hellish night for the Browns. We all got sick, and I layed in bed all night, trying to sleep, half listening out for the sounds of crying and/or throwing up from the kids. We were running out of sheets, blankets and towels by the time morning came! I was never so happy to see the ayi arrive and get to work cleaning the place up and washing the linens. What a kind soul. I won't even tell you about the 2 hours I spent laying in the bathroom next to the toilet, praying for relief. It really was awful, but by the next day, most of the horror was gone. Here's hoping for no sickness next Thanksgiving...
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