Today is our 14th wedding anniversary. It was a very romantic day, just the 5 of us!
Here's Sue, still lookin' good after all those years! "Tim, will you put that camera DOWN!"
The big event of the last couple of days is GETTING BICYCLES! Peter and Jack got theirs yesterday and they were thrilled. Sue and I couldn't keep up with them so we had to get a couple ourselves. Here are Peter and Jack next to their new purchases.
They were parking next to a yummy sushi restaurant in our neighborhood. This is one of those places where the sushi moves by you on a conveyor belt and you pick off what you want. Here we all are in a sushi frenzy!
Jack ordered ice cream and it came to Peter. Jack's not happy about it in this picture! He was also not happy about the fact that the ice cream comes with salmon eggs on top!
Jack on his new bicycle, and Sophie hitching a ride!
We went down to Westlake today by taxi since we didn't know the way on our own bicycles, and rented bicycles there. The lake is about 3 km in diameter and has a couple of islands in the center, and here I am with Sophie on one of the bridges to the island.
Some water lilies blooming on the shoreline...
Sophie and the boys looking for traffic!
Boats for hire for a peaceful ride...
Peter and I rode the new bikes home with Sophie on the back of mine in her new bike seat. Jack and Sue rode home in this pedi-cab for 5 yuan! ($.75).
The kids really like driving around under their own steam in a SEA of bicycles. They love ringing their little bells for others to get out of the way. I am trying to teach them the rules of the road. Boy do we sure get a lot of stares going down the road, especially with Sophie on the back of my bike! She will go on the back of my bike to kindergarten next week! Now we're in China!