A Little Bit of This and A Little Bit of That

This post is a random collection of what is going on in our lives right now, and while most are really just insignificant moments they are memories I don't want to forget.   As Vincent Van Gogh wrote, "Great things are done by a series of small things brought together."

Avery drew this sweet self-portrait of herself not so long ago.  I love how she drew herself doing something happy.  I am pleased that she drew herself brown and not white like the rest of her family.  I worry sometimes that I have taken her away from her culture and she won't know who she is as in this example where I played some Chinese Children's music and she said to me, "Mommy what language are they speaking." Oops!  Big parent fail.  I used to play it all the time right after she came home, but have stopped as we have been focusing on German.

I had the opportunity to try a new restaurant in town.  Well, not really new but new to me!  The restaurant is called the Grill Haus.  It serves Mediterranean food.  So yummy!  I had the lamb kabobs with rice and served with a garlic yogurt sauce.

The rain has really put a damper on our exploration, but it hasn't stopped us from having fun.  The other day the girls and I put this puzzle together.  Well, more like me as it turned out to be too hard for them, but they were good at separating out the border pieces and sorting the pieces out by color.

When the children and I want a taste of home we drive into the city and go to the Skyline Mall and grab ourselves some Kentucky Fried Chicken or Chipotle.  It was funny because the last time we went there were 4 or 5 other American families there.  One family drove three hours from close to the border of Luxembourg.  Wow!  Sometimes we grab ice cream sundaes from this fancy ice cream parlor.  Well! I have to run!  I hope you are having a lovely week. 


What a really cute picture, we LOVE IT!!!

And did mew get a bacon sandwich? MOL

Best purrs

Basil & Co xox
Su-sieee! Mac said…
Love Avery's picture. Shows a lot of joy and self-confidence. :-) reading your post has me wanting some comfort food which is fried chicken and ice cream. Cheers!
Jeanna said…
Someone looks pretty serious for having a plate of ice cream in front of her! Now that's all I want, an ice cream sundae! I'm sure you're doing a great job of teaching them about all different cultures. I adore the drawing!
Tom said…
...how I love the art that young children do, they have a freedom to create as they see the world. Thanks for sharing.
Dianna said…
It was lovely to have you stop by my blog today. I do appreciate the visit and I'm enjoying viewing your blog as well. Have a wonderful week with those sweet girls.
Anonymous said…
So very nice to visit with you this morning. Precious pictures and Avery's drawing is delightful. I am following your blog now and look forward to visiting.
Jeanie said…
Hello, Kelleyn, I was so excited to see you pop in today. Thanks for visiting Marmelade Gypsy and your nice comment. I loved that sun, too.

But it looks like you have lots of "sun" in your life these days! I adore that drawing. She's pretty good for her age. And oh, that good looking lunch and the ice cream made me smile. There is much to be said for this and that!
I love the art too! Very cute and talented kids! Enjoy your week!
Klara S said…
I love jigsaw puzzles. I hope my daughter will like it too.
Mandy said…
That ice cream! Yum!

I wouldn't worry too much about making sure your daughter knows who she is. You are doing the best you can and exposing her to new cultures as well! I can't even imagine… But it looks like you are doing a great job!
I keep thinking hubby and I should do a puzzle in our retirement. I've bought them, but not started. Sounds like a busy crew you have. I love kid art, and now the grandbabies do some for me. :) Thanks for sharing your ventures.

Peabea from Pictorial Tuesday
Buckeroomama said…
Haha, you gave me a laugh about going the distance for KFC. :) We do that, though, don't we, just for a taste of home? I remember being in London and by Day 5, I just had to find my way to Chinatown and get some Chinese food! Not as good as what we get here, but it satisfied a craving.
Buckeroomama said…
BTW, fair warning if your hubby is coming over in May... summer weather will be in full bloom by then. Hot and muggy, but then you just duck into a mall or an office building and the A/C there will all be going full blast!
I love her self-portrait!
NatureFootstep said…
lovely drawing. And the dress and bike have the same color. :) She´s got style!

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