Some highlights from the last day include:
- Ari pulling his hood on and asking me "Do I look Germanic?"
- baking 7-grain bread for the first time since arriving in Beijing, with the whole grains my parents sent out from Canada - biting into that first warm, buttered slice was even more enjoyable than the Cadburry Creme Eggs that also arrived (sweet bliss!)
- A particularly hilarious noise being made by the renovating crew yesterday. I promise I'm not a crass person, but it sounded like extreme flatulence on top of a wooden box and it was shaking our entire apartment! I was laughing so hard I couldn't stop! The boys were terrified! Ari thought it was funny when he realized what it sounded like, but Jude in particular held on to me like a Koala bear. Knowing that they usually work until about 7:00pm, and that there was no way Jude would let go of me to make supper, I figured my best bet was to leave the apartment with the boys and go out for supper. I include a video of the humorous noise, but I promise it doesn't nearly compare with the way it ricochets through your very bones and brain!