Friday, February 5, 2010

There's No Place Like Home

Whew. That was a long time to go without blogging. And there were so many times I wanted to comment on some of my observations (like how no one washed their hands after using the restroom)...but I was on a business trip in Asia and I didn't want to blog on my work computer. (see: Dooce File under: Lessons Learned)

I am so happy to be back home and with the kiddos again. They met me at the airport and the little smiles on their faces were priceless. Of course, we were only 20 minutes into the ride home when Jack started pulling Avery's hair. She just screamed and then there was lots of hitting and crying and I started wondering if maybe I could get back on the airplane.

I kid! My poor tailbone was way too sore from the 24 hours of travel back home to get back on a plane. I pretty much only wanted to stand or lay. In fact, I felt like maybe I would never sit again. Plus, I had been awake for almost 48 hours because of the time differences and the long flights home so I didn't have enough energy to really let the kids get to me.

I had a great time with the people I work with in Manila. I'm really glad that I had the chance to spend a lot of time with them because my last trip there was right when they had a terrible flood and most people were at home cleaning up what was left of their homes so I didn't get to see them much. This trip was much more pleasant for everyone and we had lots of good laughs. We even got a little work done while I was there.

I have so many things to get caught up on so I am going to post this picture of Jack and promise more posts very soon.

This is Jack's new trick. Whenever I get the camera out--even if it is to take Avery's picture--he makes this face. I was lucky to catch it before he quickly turned back to a smile. I think he has the cutest little facial expressions. And the best part about it is that he can't maintain this look for long and he usually cracks himself up just trying to look sad.
Perfecting the pout at an early age.

And here he is 30 seconds later. Dancing around the house "getting his sillies out" with the Yo Gabba Gabba gang. He really gets into the dances and always claps for himself when he is done.
so good to be home!

1 comment:

Trish V. said...

Hi Amy, I am so glad you made it back safely. I’ve been waiting for this blog, thanks for posting. It’s so embarrassing that some girls here don’t wash their hands after using the restroom. But my team and I do. I don’t understand why some people don’t do it; perhaps they value the germs too much and they don’t know what hygiene means. Eow.
Anyway, we really enjoyed having you on-site. Thank you for spending time to get to know the team. I hope you haven’t forgotten your promise to find Harold a girl friend. I will worship you forever if you do.
Jack’s pout is priceless, he is so cute! 