I'm Thinking About
babies. It's official. MacSlarrow Number Three - on the way!!!!! (it's a BOY! 👏 👶 💙 🙏 )
the way those who leave us - change us. RIP.
I'mto ignore that to-do list more often and rest up.
to quiet down the steady stream of endless plans and lists in order to BE in the moment.
oh - and renditions of "Symphony" and "Despacito" by my 4 & 9 year olds.
The Power of Play - by David Elkind
Decent read. Good stuff. Great topic. Not incredibly well written.
Not My Father's Son - by Alan Cummings
Fabulous. Very impressive writing style and quite the memoir!
Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal - by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Sis - you MUST get this book in your hands, stat!
A Wrinkle In Time - by Madeline L'Engle (reading aloud to ABear)
Still settling in. At a snails pace, it seems. We moved into school housing - so my commute is a dream (an elevator ride!). The space is great. Location is more amid the bustle of life, which suits me, but still very "southside" (aka expat and green). We have a 10 minute walk to the beach. I mean - c'mon!
|Arrived from the airport of our crazy summer to THIS. Welcome home.|
|checking out the closets (and emptying alllll the clothing boxes) Addie-style|
|a room of her own|
|and hers -- aren't those pom pom curtains divine??|
Still settling in. Yep - I just wrote that AGAIN. New building. New students. New colleagues. New New New. This lower-primary building is gorgeous. Purpose-built .... this is the cream! Feeling so lucky to be here for this grand opening and to be teaching in this incredible space.
|photo cred: HKIS - yes, the children made that backdrop!!!|
|photo cred: HKIS - our magical doorway into the library|
|rainbow stairs - main stairwell|
|photo cred: HKIS - entrance|
|made to look like the famous Hong Kong Star Ferry - unique climbing structure, water feature under construction|
|view from the playground at sunset|
My classroom space - a work in progress
We turned "back-to-school-night" into a date night so we could actually see each other :) Stuffed ourselves silly with fish tacos, spicy prawns, and vietnamese crab salad last week. Also - a Japanese-Peruvian blend restaurant?! Don't mind if I do!!
One Of My Favorite Things
A Less-Than Favorite Thing
Bad air-quality. Typhoons.
A fire alarm at 5:30 a.m. on a school day with a 9-floor walk downstairs in pajamas.
Baby!!! Making lists of names, moving the crib all around to see where it fits, collecting hand-me-down baby clothes, reading up about public hospitals in HK, prepping the girls for the chaos and beauty that is about to take front-center here.
|downtown HK after breakfast - waiting for a taxi|
|making good use of this HOT weather on a weekend|
|hit pause on rock climbing - this year it's all about BASEBALL!|
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: Reception 1 (Pre-K) and Grade 4