Monday, September 17, 2007

Making progress


Fun in the rain
Originally uploaded by fylliska.

I don't have any current rain photos, but I didn't post this one from June, did I?

The rainy weather continues here, but the sun came out long enough yesterday morning that the children and I went for a wonderful walk. We collected our first bouquet of fall leaves, and Raia fell in as many puddles as she could. She greeted everyone we passed by saying, "Sunshine!" and pointing to the sky. Tomorrow and Wednesday are the only days I could see on the weather forecast that don't say rain for sure. (Somehow they missed predicting the glimpse of sunshine yesterday, though.) We'll probably take advantage of the break in the rain, to go harvest and spend a day at our dacha.

We're making lots of progress at settling in here. Actually, Will is. I mostly sit around, and the children just try to hinder progress with their "help." Our landlords are expecting a baby soon after ours, so they're nesting, too, and that helps. Jaan and Raia are loving the constant stream of people in and out of here. This week we've had a plumber come twice (once for a whole day), people to take out a small refrigerator, a friend to help bring in a bigger one, someone to check the stove, landlady several times. . . . Jaan is constantly asking what "guests" will be coming next. He also asks many times a day, "Mama, has the baby come out yet?" I find it hard not to be short with him on that one. "Just look at my tummy. What do you think?" And his answer is usually, "Oh. Well, how much longer?"

5 comments:

Mom said...

Enjoy those dacha days.

Much love....

Anonymous said...

Jaan's questions are so precious! Maybe you could set a timer???? (: Well, we've had a little rain here, but not nearly enough! We are still in drought conditions! But, it has cooled off SO nicely!! We're enjoying that!

And, I subbed today! I am convinced that I am NOT meant to work full time!! I am EXHAUSTED!! Keeping up with Kindergartners is tough!! Love you all! Baba Julie

JacciM said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog! :) I enjoyed reading a bit of yours, too. Congratulations on the soon coming little one. May the Lord bless you and your family. Are you overseas on missions or is Russia your native country?

Ellizabeth said...

yeah, isn't it cool?? (the fair) Hey, you don't know what "lipo" (lipa?) means do you?? (i haven't yet figured out the russian keyboard on this new computer) I kept seeing "lipovyi" honey, and couldn't figure out what it meant...

Phyllis said...

Elizabeth, I could point it out to you, but I can't remember the translation. Tomorrow when the children are awake, I can look it up in my tree book.