Wednesday, May 13, 2009 ;
Couple of Misc updates:
Jan made the decision to be immersed on Wed, and we did do it, with all these witnesses, but then, when we reviewed the video clip late that night, we found that it wasn't an entire immersion. We have informed her, she will do it again with us.
Other than that, it was a great session. I ordered pizza to celebrate, and everyone talked about our own experience when we were immersed. The kids' bedtime was no later than 8pm and I did try to lock them up in the darkened bedroom but they knew something exciting was going on outside in the living room and they just couldn't sleep, so we let them witness it, and then join us for photo taking.
Before that, Matt's ayi came over to our house. It was a surprise visit, and we had just returned from a playdate actually. She had 2 wrapped gifts for the boys! She was leaving N to return to her own daughter back in Anhui.
Oh, how can she spend her hard-earned money on a parting gift for the boys??!? It was quite a moving and sad moment as I asked her when she was leaving, and I told her I will miss her, and sincerely so.
She had often looked after the kids for me, and picked ds1 up from the school bus stop when I couldn't leave ds2 alone at home at times. When it was raining, she had gone with the driver to pick Matt and also ds1 together before as well.
And we have shared many conversations before, while waiting for the kids to come back on the bus.
She talked to the boys, saying she was leaving, and that they are very good boys, she will miss them. Asked them to continue to be good boys and listen to their mama (me). I was almost tearing by then. Asked her to take good care of herself.
(Earlier this week, I had walked over to N's hse to give her something for her dd. I hope she didn't feel like she had to give a farewell gift to my kids too! She'd easily have spent double, cos I have 2 kids, and it was money she needed to bring home to her dd and hubby!! Sigh.)
Furthermore, the gifts she gave made the kids so excited. They really enjoyed the blocks and both games are very educational. Stuff I like myself.
The pomegranate trees in our courtyard bloomed! Lovely.
And ds1 brought home his Transport project. It was their previous unit. Quite cute, they had their own passport, boarding passes and they had date stamps and seat numbers on them.
rainbows every day, do not worry for the morrow