Saturday, February 18, 2012

Taken Hostage

Last Sunday Kamille and I stayed after church to practice the piano. Soon after I started practicing primary songs, a couple of girls came up and started singing along. It was maybe one of the cutest things I have ever had happen to me! They were all so precious. Sophie, the girl in the grey I feel the need to adopt. Although I would come home with 50 children if I could adopt everyone I felt the need to adopt.
Anyways, I soon had a group of kids standing around the piano singing along.  Next thing I knew we were being dragged into a corner room of the church, while children demanded we take our shoes off, Kamille and I were a little worried for our safety. We were sure we were being taken hostage. Already having this thought in our heads, a little girl comes up to Kamille and takes her over to the window and points at it while saying something in chinese.  Kamilles first response is "You want me to jump out of the window??" Of course that is the only thing she could have wanted her to do! What else would you do with hostages? We never did figure out what she wanted Kamille to do but we still laugh that we thought they could have actually wanted her to jump out the window!

We soon found out they just wanted us to play with them. Phew! We were going to live to see another day. Even though we couldnt understand them, and they couldnt understand us we just sat and played with them for a long time laughing and having the best time.They loved "Down by the Banks" and then they taught us how to play "Eagle and Hen". I hope I can play with them every Sunday!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Eaten Alive

It got warm here for a couple days. I wore a skirt. Now 41 bug bites later I sleep with bug spray and anti-itch cream by my bed. Never again.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Days Like These

We got to help celebrate two of the kids birthdays yesterday. Its days like these that make me LOVE my life.

The kids I work with couldnt be more precious!
 Zoey and I
 Happy Birthday to Oliver and Ryan
 This is Emma, I got to name her:)
 Charlie, Ethan, Gini and Joy
Cherry and Timmy

Happy one month aniversary.

This past Saturday marked the one month of being here in Taiwan. I cant believe how fast time is going by and I hate it! I dont want it to go fast. Im loving everything here. I already miss everything, especially the kids when I think about me having to go home. Time please feel free to slow down. This month has been an amazing one full of adventures. I cant wait to see what this next month will bring!

To celebrate our one month in Taiwan, Kamille and I got to go to the Pingxi Lantern Festival. It was amazing. What a beautiful this to see all the lanterns floating in the night sky!

Oh we just made some new friends..
Earlier in the month we made our way to Taipei where we met new friends.

There were tons of lantens and decorations for Chinese New Years.This year is the year of the Dragon.
We went to Taipei 101 the worlds 2nd tallest building. Im obsessed with the picture below. I think Ive fallen in love with this city..

We went to the Confusious Temple
This is the San Yat-Sun Memorial in Taipei

                                                            The Bloom Art Expo.

We went to the Zoo. These are the lovely girls I was with! 22-22

 Oh and look we finally made it to the ocean even though we only live about a 15 min bike ride from it! Next stop, its off to the jungle.