We have commented multiple times every day how thankful we are for the 12 weeks we had here previously. It's made the transition quite smooth. For example, going to the grocery store is not stressful because I already know what items to buy and what brands I like and what to get at which store. Seriously, it's amazing how nice that feels! It's like coming to your familiar neighborhood after a long trip...
Nathanael has adjusted really well; he has many great memories here from before which has helped him feel secure and comfortable. Today at church, he ran straight to the toddler room; he definitely remembered the place and people (and the toys).
We've already had three days of full-time language study, and our schedule, though still a little crazy, is so much more manageable than the back-to-back language school schedule we had here in November and December. We're thankful for the flexibility we have now that we're not trying to reach a certain proficiency level for our residence permits! I'm excited to start my class this Tuesday and Thursday evening; we'll see how it goes!
Here are a few pictures I pulled from the camera tonight. I love this age of Nathanael's life; it's so much fun to see what his little mind comes up with!
Wearing Mom's garden shoes...
One of our favorite activities, playing with beans!
(Thanks, Fays, for this great indoor sandbox alternative!)
Helping Mom in the kitchen
Driving a firetruck at the park
Working on shifting gears
This little guy is so full of laughter and excitement!