So, I should begin this with an explanation... our family laptop is in the States with my folks. We bought it just before our move here and we were starting to have some problems with it. Naturally we wanted it looked at before we passed the 1 year warranty so we brought it in to Best Buy to be looked at. Unfortunately, they wouldn't look at it since it is under warranty and told me that they would ship it back to the manufacturer and that it would take 2-4 weeks. Since my folks are visiting us at the end of Sept we decided it was worth being without our laptop for 6 weeks. I can check email and surf the net with my iPad, even Skype, Facebook, and blog. However, it is not exactly easy or convenient to blog and upload pictures to FB or my blog. So, for this reason my blog will be without pictures for the next few weeks unless I find an easier way to upload them.
We had a very nice weekend, meeting most of the other North American ex-pats at BASF at a brunch at Baker & Spice. I met two other moms that are house wives like myself, one has been here for two months, the other for less than 24 hours. Since both have little girls close in age to Lily I invited them to her birthday party next Friday.
That night we had hoped to try a Shanghainese restaurant but the address that was listed wasn't right. I don't know if it has moved locations or if the address was never right but we were left scrambling to find another place to eat that would have something the kids would like. We finally ended up at a Japanese place and although we ordered chicken wings and french fries for the kids they both preferred my beef with vegetables and rice. Since both ate a good dinner we treated them to an ice cream from Dairy Queen.
Today we had brunch with a family we met this summer at the Flying Fox, a popular Western restaurant. We invited them to Julie's, which is one of our favorite places to get an American style breakfast and a place we don't get to too often. It was nice to spend a quiet weekend together relaxing with friends.