So we tried a second visit to Lily's school this morning with much more success. Although the driver didn't call the school like I suggested when I gave him the directions, he did finally call. Actually I made the call with his phone since he apparently couldn't even figure out the phone number, which explains a lot! The school is actually in the same neighborhood of the town houses we looked at. So without even knowing it, I actually knew where the school was. At least next time I will be able to direct the driver.
The school was very nice. It is small and intimate with large open classrooms, and with a max of 18 kids and 4 adults per class. The kids will have 20 minutes of Mandarin every day along with one on one time with the teacher. The teachers all have a long history with the school and use a mix of Montessori and structured teaching methods since they understand that many kids will return to a structured school when they go home.
After the school visit we made another stop at Carrefour, it is quickly becoming my home away from home! The kids had lunch at home and napped for about two hours. Since the sun had finally come out for a bit I took a few pictures of the view from our balconies.
Made my second gourmet meal, pork chops with Mickey mac n' cheese. Lily loved it and ate everything, not a regular occurrence at dinner, but Charlie didn't like his pork chops and it was a battle to get him to eat some protein. He just kept asking, well miming, for more mac n' cheese. So we subbed the pork for left over German sausage, which was much more to his liking. All in all a good day ;-)