Walk.... Don't Walk!

When trying to safely cross the intersection in route to Thumb Plaza
one must often "not walk" when it says "Walk" and "walk" when it says "Don't Walk"
Notice how close the cars will get to pedestrians and children...




Here is our view of this same intersection.

 
 
The past two weeks have been difficult for Jim, as he was sick with a flu bug that affected almost everyone who rides his shuttle bus to the island where his office is. He came home shivering with a 102 fever on the worst day and spent most of the weekend resting. Therefore our lives have been pretty quiet lately as we settle into the routine of our Shanghai lives.  This is why my photos this week are from our neighborhood.   

Because we did not get to do anything exciting (although crossing the street here is quite exhilarating as you can see) I got a little home sick over the weekend. My homesickness is due to the fact that my birthday is coming up next week and I always get a little sad if I do not get to see my family for that event. It is silly, but having a homemade cherry pie is a pretty fabulous birthday tradition that is next to impossible to duplicate in this country. So I suppose, it is time to start a new tradition!

Since Jim is feeling better, I’m sure we will find some fun way to celebrate both Easter and my birthday this coming weekend.

Settling into a routine in Shanghai means letting our Ayi spend more time with Jameson so that I may have the luxury of practicing on my own, learning the language or even just going for a walk. This week Ayi has begun taking Jameson to our outdoor play area in our apartment complex. Jameson sees lots of kids his own age at the playground and he loves to throw rocks, run around and all the while Ayi is counting with him and teaching him Mandarin basics.



Looking down on Ayi and Jameson as they walk to the playground in our complex.
 

We are on the 22nd floor and NO Jameson is not allowed on this patio by himself and it is impossible for him to open the doors by himself. Even if he could open the doors (which he cannot) Jameson is never left alone here. Our apartment is almost impossible to child proof. Thus the need for a nanny!  Please do not worry about Jameson's safety all of you fabulous Mother and Grandmother types!



Home sweet home!

 
 

Life is good here, it is not easy, but it is good!


 

8 comments

  • Sarah Wilson

    Sarah Wilson

    Miss you tons! Looks like you're adjusting well and time is going fast. So proud of you for moving your family across the world to support your hubby! Keep up the posts!

    Miss you tons! Looks like you're adjusting well and time is going fast. So proud of you for moving your family across the world to support your hubby! Keep up the posts!

  • Lori

    Lori

    Hi Sarah, We miss you too! How are King and Bubba? Any new "puppies" in store for you? Much love, Lori :love:

    Hi Sarah,

    We miss you too! How are King and Bubba? Any new "puppies" in store for you?

    Much love,
    Lori love

  • Lisa

    Lisa

    Just so you know, I couldn't even take those pictures! Just looking at them makes me queasy! You are VERY high up! I hope you and Jameson don't get ill too. Take care of yourselves. I hope you have a blessed Easter and enjoy your birthday! Can't wait to read more and see more photos! Love you! Lisa

    Just so you know, I couldn't even take those pictures! Just looking at them makes me queasy! You are VERY high up! I hope you and Jameson don't get ill too. Take care of yourselves. I hope you have a blessed Easter and enjoy your birthday! Can't wait to read more and see more photos!
    Love you! Lisa

  • Char

    Char

    My Seester! Silly girl, I wasn't even thinking about Jameson going out on the balcony by himself. You are such a good Mom, it never even occured to me. I am so glad things are smoothing out for you. Poor Jim, though! I hate being sick, and it takes forever to recoup from the flu. I hope he is feeling better soon! Soooooooo...Have you gotten your package yet? Have you? Have you? Have you?!?! It might not contain cherry pie, but it's full of all sorts of goodies that will make you feel loved and slightly less homesick! I miss you too! I will try to remember to give you a call on Easter, but most definately will call on your birthday! So for now, give that big big boy a huge kiss and a hug from Auntie Char, please forgive her for not getting Skype hooked up(John needs to help me and he was kind of busy-I'll try for Monday!), give your hubby and yourself a nice hug, and have a lovely Easter! I love you terribly! XOXO's Char

    My Seester!
    Silly girl, I wasn't even thinking about Jameson going out on the balcony by himself. You are such a good Mom, it never even occured to me. I am so glad things are smoothing out for you. Poor Jim, though! I hate being sick, and it takes forever to recoup from the flu. I hope he is feeling better soon! Soooooooo...Have you gotten your package yet? Have you? Have you? Have you?!?! It might not contain cherry pie, but it's full of all sorts of goodies that will make you feel loved and slightly less homesick! I miss you too! I will try to remember to give you a call on Easter, but most definately will call on your birthday! So for now, give that big big boy a huge kiss and a hug from Auntie Char, please forgive her for not getting Skype hooked up(John needs to help me and he was kind of busy-I'll try for Monday!), give your hubby and yourself a nice hug, and have a lovely Easter! I love you terribly! XOXO's Char

  • Char

    Char

    Hippo birdie dear ewe! Hippo birdie dear ewe! Hippo birdie my seeeeeeester! Hippo birdie dear ewe! The whole barnyard wishes you a happy birthday! I do too! Will try to call today and skype this week! Love you bunches! Happy 29th, or whatever! :)

    Hippo birdie dear ewe!
    Hippo birdie dear ewe!
    Hippo birdie my seeeeeeester!
    Hippo birdie dear ewe!

    The whole barnyard wishes you a happy birthday!
    I do too!
    Will try to call today and skype this week!
    Love you bunches! Happy 29th, or whatever! smile

  • Reggie

    Reggie

    This past month has been so busy for me with the BASS Conference, Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and Easter. But finally, I'm taking two weeks of vacation. It's so good to read your blog and catch up. I'm glad it's going well. The pictures you've posted are great. Still praying for you. Miss you guys! God bless. ~ Reggie :D

    This past month has been so busy for me with the BASS Conference, Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and Easter. But finally, I'm taking two weeks of vacation. It's so good to read your blog and catch up. I'm glad it's going well. The pictures you've posted are great. Still praying for you. Miss you guys! God bless.
    ~ Reggie biggrin

  • Lori

    Lori

    My Seester! The day your package arrived I could not stop smiling. I cannot express to you how much joy it brought us to open everything up. Jameson was so excited (as you can see from the photos) to open all of his gifts. We were not able to bring very many toys from home, so he was really excited about the toys that you sent. I also really appreciate my b-day gift. I was thinking of having a little garden on the patio, but I have no idea where to find soil around here. I have found some lettuce plants at the grocery store, but I am really looking forward to growing my own basil just like we do at home! I miss you so much my Seester! Thank you for making my birthday special, even when we are 4000 miles away! Love you, Lori :love:

    My Seester!

    The day your package arrived I could not stop smiling. I cannot express to you how much joy it brought us to open everything up. Jameson was so excited (as you can see from the photos) to open all of his gifts. We were not able to bring very many toys from home, so he was really excited about the toys that you sent. I also really appreciate my b-day gift. I was thinking of having a little garden on the patio, but I have no idea where to find soil around here. I have found some lettuce plants at the grocery store, but I am really looking forward to growing my own basil just like we do at home!

    I miss you so much my Seester! Thank you for making my birthday special, even when we are 4000 miles away!
    Love you,
    Lori love

  • Lori

    Lori

    Reggie, This is such a busy time for you so I really appreciate you praying for us and keeping in touch. How was the Bass convention? I missed you guys on Easter, but we are enjoying our church here in Shanghai. I'm sure this year will fly by and we'll be back at Creekside before we know it! God bless, Lori D. :laugh:

    Reggie,

    This is such a busy time for you so I really appreciate you praying for us and keeping in touch. How was the Bass convention? I missed you guys on Easter, but we are enjoying our church here in Shanghai.

    I'm sure this year will fly by and we'll be back at Creekside before we know it!

    God bless,
    Lori D. laugh

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