It was a fun surprise finding these photos of my niece Lulu on my iPad! She sneakily took them when I was visiting Australia. I didn’t find them until I got back to Mongolia.
On my recent mad dash back to Oz, I got to do one of my favourite things: hang out with my brother’s kids.
These kids are active. I love that about them. As the world struggles with a child obesity crisis, these four kids are fit, healthy and well-balanced. It’s a testament to the time and effort my brother and sister-in-law invest. They are truly amazing parents.
Having spent several months in China, where space and fresh air are unheard of, their outdoor lifestyle was even more exaggerated.
I wanted to share some of the photos here a) because these kids are cute but also b) I think a lot of my city dwelling friends will get a kick out of seeing how these true-blue Aussie kids live!
No sooner had I posted Roll Call about the Australian brood, when my peeps from across the Pacific chimed in with their own China-inspired story…
My sister-in-law (Kai’s sister) posted this on my Facebook about my gorgeous four year-old nephew:
Poor Henry. I felt terrible! I don’t mind being Crazy Shan or Silly Shan, but Scary Shan? I don’t want to be that person. Of course my response was that I would never hurt him because I love him far too much.
And what good luck that the Seattle Crew will be in town when I return to Oz in October.
Bring. It. On!
This week is International Week in my Australian nephew’s fourth grade class.
So when the teacher called his name during roll call there was none of this ‘here Miss’ or ‘yes Miss’ business from him.
He answered with ‘ni hao!’.