Sunday, October 31, 2010


In years past the community here in Rumbai has held Trunk or Treat on Halloween. This is where the expats decorate their cars and hand out candy from the trunks of said cars. The previous three years it has rained every Halloween causing many a soaked trick or treater.

This year the decision was made to use the teachers homes as a way to have a more traditional trick or treating experience. The teachers all live pretty close together so it was a way to have all of the kids be in one place and keep it safe. The mom's of all of the children here in ISR organized the themes for the different teachers houses and helped to stage the porches of the homes for the trick or treaters.

Our home's theme was "Candyland." Our whole porch was decorated with lollipops, gingerbread men, and balloon candy hanging from the ceiling. It all turned out very neat. As you can see there was even candy for the costumed ones hanging from the windows as well as a chocolate fountain.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Halloween

Is that a Jellyfish I see?

Kade made a great Mad Hatter.

Brooklyn was a beautiful Ballerina.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Drum Roll

The mystery animal in our ceiling was a jungle rat. This is a picture borrowed from the internet but shows you the actual size of our house guests. I happy to report that our jungle rats have been relocated to the happy jungle in the sky.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Goodbye Thailand .... Hello Rumbai

Our last night in Thailand gave us a great sunset!

Good Bye, Ocean

Brooklyn getting her last "Mina" time.

At the beginning of the week John had to take Brooklyn down the water slide kicking and screaming. By mid-week she was going by herself 30 to 40 times a day!
Back to the jungle.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thursday -Thailand

Starbucks Baby!

Uncle Ronald.

The Mall in Patong.

Hey look, we're not fighting!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wednesday in Thailand

Our Favorite Restaurant in Phuket

The Lotus shuttle service "patty wagon."

Weighing out the catch.

Tiger Prawns, grrr.

Pineapple fried rice. Yummy!

Mango Sticky Rice: the best dessert we know of here in Thailand.

Lobster anyone?

The ride home.

Sydney and Kade enjoying their "Chirley Temple" as it appears on the menu.

Our little beach girl.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tuesday Sunset

Finally the weather cooperated and we got to see our first sunset.

Syd smiling for the camera.

Brooklyn just relaxin'.

Brooklyn's elephant,Mina, is a year bigger but still sweet as can be.

Sitting on the steps of a beach restaurant.

Mina didn't try to "pants" Kade this time.


Sydney disinterested.

Mom, when will this be over?

Tuesday in Thailand

Sand Script

A shovel and a pail. What else do you need?

A little lunch break.

Thanks for making me pose again Mom.

Hey there.