Sunday Stroll: Walking on Walls. A couple of Sundays ago, towards the end of May, after fellowship and lunch, we took a stroll around the surrounding neighborhood. Going out without a stroller or carrier is almost always a bad idea lately unless we have no destination in mind. We posted these tips on that subject – How to Walk with a Toddler – but all jokes aside, walking with a toddler is only fun if you aren’t trying to get somewhere. For that reason, we make a point of going out on walks with “no purpose but to walk”. Usually that means that Elijah leads the way, and he wants to crawl into bushes, so we have to keep steering him back to the sidewalk. He loves to walk on walls, in gutters, and along narrow raised surfaces. I remember loving these things too, so it is cute to watch our son now doing the same things.
With no goal in sight, these are some pictures of us out and about, walking through the streets that surround our apartment complex in Qingdao…
We are grateful for these times together, and this glorious spring weather!
After re-looking at these pictures, I noticed that both Elijah and I are wearing entire outfits that once belonged to old Qingdao friends. Those friends have since left, and moved onto new countries (or gone back to home countries), but before they left we either bought, or inherited, much of their clothing. You can only take a certain amount of baggage when you leave – house sales are a very popular occurrence here! Everything seems to get passed around here, and we love that. Not only is it awesome to buy our clothes super cheap, but they are each little reminders of special friendships that we have made over here.