we have many, many new normals these days... bugs in our house, me killing bugs with my fingers and not thinking a thing about it, lizards on our walls... inside our house, rice, rice and more rice (the food is actually really good, i just want to not eat rice for one day), people yelling "hello mr." at me (remember, this is lisa writing), driving a motorcycle, you know... things are different. we actually really like it, but it's definitely different.
anyways, pictured below are two of our "new normals." this is our dining room table. it's great, we move it outside in the morning to eat breakfast and lunch outside and then we move it inside for dinner (because of the misquitos). we're not exactly ready to host a dinner party but it works for now. if we use plates rather than bowls (which doesn't happen often because everything is on top of a bowl of rice) leslie usually holds her plate on her lap. danny and i are usually assigned to a kid so holding a plate and feeding a kid is a little tough. for those of you who don't know, leslie is our good friend from boston who moved here with us. she usually joins us for at least one meal a day and we LOVE having her around... and so does mary!
the next new normal is dirt. i mean, it's just dirty here. mary's feet always look like this... and this picture doesn't really do justice to the dirt. oh, and that is marker on her toes. on one of our flights she kind of started freaking out because she wanted to sit on my lap duing take off but because she's two now she can't. so, i told her she could color her toes. she knows she can only color paper so that was a special treat that kept her in her seat. and now, she always colors her toes. oh well, there are bigger trajedies every day in this world (that's what danny says everyday).
and here are luke's TWO teeth. he's very proud of them.