July delights

Our summers are sizzling hot, since we live in the desert!  But we also live in a massive Chinese city - surrounded by concrete.  Here are some glimpses of Summer life in our little corner of the globe:

Eden : sitting on our deck (8th floor) eating a nectarine
We have a tiny blow up pool that fits nicely on the deck - the girls love carrying buckets from the bathroom to fill it up.  It takes forever, but it keeps us cool!!  We also love to eat lunch on the deck in our bathing suits.  

Asia : playing babies with our sweet Uyghur friend
We have known little Linda since she was born - her parents are amazing friends of ours, and they help run a yummy restaurant in our city!  She can speak English, Uyghur, Chinese and some Spanish too! 

Hands on Pottery class @ the local bookstore!  
Only 13 kuai per project!!  ($2.03)
We found out about this nifty art class downtown - the girls love it!  This sweet Chinese lady helps teach the kids how to spin on the pottery wheel, among many other art projects too!  We are hooked.

Sydney painting some kitties

Birthday banner wishes for a special Jamma!!
We miss you Jamma ~ and we hope you had a lovely birthday!!

Eden & sweet buddy playing at the park

Sydney being silly with her best buddy & some large watermelons
happy Summer to you all!