Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Happy Independence Day

Wow, already July!

We had the opportunity to go to an Independence Day celebration put on by the American Association this past Saturday (yes, the 5th of July. We don't get the 4th off, so the celebration was postponed until Saturday.)

It was a lot of fun. It felt almost like being at a county fair with food booths, activities for kids, and exhibits. The best part, of course, was the fireworks. Here are a few pictures from the event.

On the court directly beside this were a bunch of kids playing basketball with some of the players from the Singapore Slingers (the local professional team). Aaron was too little to play with them, but had a blast playing on his own!Here is a little collage of some of the fireworks. They put on about a 10 minute show.
Aaron really enjoyed it!
A week earlier (the 27th-29th of June) we took a trip with some friends to Bintan. Most of the group are Indian.

To get to Bintan we take about a one hour ferry ride. Aaron loved being on the boat and still talks about it. Today in his bath as he played with his little boat he commented that we rode on a boat on Friday!

Hey, I found a train track Mommy! Aaron spent about 15 minutes driving his train back and forth with Sam in the seat in front of him.I don't care if the ball is in a bag, I still want to play with it!
In the morning we went for a walk. Aaron enjoyed running around and touching all the lights!

All in all, this has been a great summer. Danny is helping out at the school with getting computers up and ready for the new year, but we've also had a lot of time to ride bikes around and to simply relax. God is good!

Later this week we are looking forward to welcoming some of the new families into the country as they make the move that we made 4 years ago.

Thanks for all your prayers for us.
Danny, Betsy, & Aaron

1 comment:

Christi said...

We sure miss you guys. Could you e-mail me your address? I think Isabella would really love to be a penpal with Aaron.