Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Happy Birthday Mikey!

Mikey wanted to go swimming for his 6th birthday and was surprised at the pool by the arrival of friends!

An ice cream treat for his birthday.
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The Elephants!

Have you ever been patted on the head by an elephant?

Riding the elephants was quite an adventure. It is no ride around the ring- they take you up and down hills around the elephant camp. It was a very bumpy ride!
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Fun at the bazaar

The girls got their nails painted. Here's Anna's with red hearts and Katie's with white ones.

A panda panda pancake on a stick!
Anna enjoying some local food.
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Night on the Town

Here we are at a traditional Thai meal/ dance night. There was lots of yummy food and we sat on the floor.

Some pretty girls enjoying their meal!
Daddy was the bravest and at the end of the show joined others to learn how to dance!
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Saturday, August 22, 2009

More vacation pictures...

Here is Michael holding a macaw after we saw an animal show at the zoo.
The girls at the guesthouse garden.

Isn't this a great place to get a Thai massage! It was a bamboo hut overlooking a lake with mountains in the background. One hour cost a little over three dollars and the Thai massage is great! They use their whole body to work your muscles and give you a good stretch too.

Here's dad and the kids swimming in the lake at the rain.
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Vacation days

Well, we are having a fun despite sickness (thankfully we are all better!) Our face masks are an indication that we are trying not to share our germs with others!
We are staying in a lovely guesthouse right in the middle of the city. The owners have done a great job of making it a respite from the city busyness with gardens and outdoor eating. The kids love the fishpond. So far, we have enjoyed the zoo, swimming at a big pool, shopping at the night bazaar, lots of Thai food, and a trip to a park/ lake nearer the mountains. The kids and Scott swam there in the rain. (this is the rainy season!) Here's Anna at the pool- she is loving it and gaining confidence!

Feeding an elephant at the zoo.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

On our way!

We are on vacation now and here are some of our pictures in transit. We spent a couple of hours at a beautiful nature park.
Michael loved chasing the chipmunks! (which is what he is doing above) He didn't catch one- but he did try!
It was very hot. We had been warmed about the heat- but still I wasn't ready for the humidity. We were drenched. Here is Katie- a little warm.
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