We have met some our neighbors who live near us and it’s been nice getting to know them. They have been very helpful in telling us where we can find certain stores and talking about different things about the way of life here in Siberia. We met when I took Keith to the doctor for his baby check-up at the nearby clinic. They heard me and a friend speaking English and we found out that we lived in the same building. After that we have gotten together a few times, speaking English and Russian. They want to learn more English and I want to learn more Russian.
They loved Micah’s guitar playing and singing! We are looking forward to getting to know them better.
We didn’t get to go to a pumpkin patch back in PA, so we went to one not too far away from Micah’s mom’s house. It didn’t quite have the same feel here in California as it does back east. It wasn’t nice and cool out, like it should be this time of year for this kind of thing, but more of a warm summer day. We went to a place called Underwood Family Farms. They had lots of cool stuff for the kids to do, pony rides, different animals, a play area, and there was a John Deere combine with an added slide down the back. The girls had a fun time, but it was very hard to get good pictures of them. They were being very difficult!
Last Saturday, we drove to Knott’s Berry Farm down in the LA area. It’s not exactly a farm, but an amusement park. They have a nice kiddie ride area, so Violet had lots of fun on all the rides. Micah and Caleb ventured off for some adult roller coaster fun too. I even tried a few. I was a little hesitant, because, well, I’m getting older and they make me sick. How sad is that? Violet is getting more brave though. We took her on the log water ride with us, which she really liked and wanted to ride again. My little girl is growing up.