Didi and The Girls │A quick “life in China” post (because I don’t already have a gazillion other posts that I really should catch up on HAHA!) Anyway, between all the photo shoot updates and the travel posts, I do like to try and keep you all posted on our daily life over here in China. We are in the last week of the year, and even though I thought that things would have settled down by now, it seems that we are still steam-rolling though the weeks! Once again I have told myself that “next week will be quieter”. Hmmmm… are those quieter weeks becoming a fallacy?
On Tuesday morning I took Eli over to my friend Liz. She was very eager to watch him while I did a photo shoot in a downtown Qingdao park. Her two daughters, Rhema and Thea, are absolutely in love with my little man, and they were thrilled that he was coming over to play for the morning. The girls (including Liz) call Eli “didi” which means little brother in Chinese.
As soon as we walked through the door, the girls ran over to hug us and pull Eli over to their toys. It really doesn’t take much to get Eli to play. He never looks back or wonders if I will leave. In fact, I often think that when he starts school, he won’t shed a single tear. He is very independent and always has been. I went off to my shoot and returned, two hours later, to find everyone still happily playing.
Liz is such a wonderful babysitter. I love how eager she is to watch my son, and it makes me happy to know that her girls love him just as much. Thea, who is only two months older than Eli, was being an amazing little host. She kept taking Eli has bottle of water and making sure they he took sips. Eli, who has absolutely no problem being “waited on”, happily took sips and then continued to play. hahaha, these two…
While I was gone, Liz kept sending me pictures of the kids. I was so surprised to see Eli eating his lunch in a high chair. He has refused to use those since the summer. Liz didn’t know this though so she put him in there, and ignored his fussing. Apparently he was quiet after she gave him a yogurt. That sounds pretty much spot on. Still… well done Liz, he has’t been in one of those chairs in months. I love the picture above, of all there of them sitting and eating lunch, while watching a movie.
What a bunch of cuties!
After my shoot I ended up spending the rest of the afternoon chatting to Liz while the three kiddos played. There were all amazing together, and we enjoyed a very peaceful day of socializing. THANK YOU LIZ!