Sunday, November 27, 2011

thanksgiving #1 in indonesia

first thanksgiving.  
leslie's amazing turkey!

we had two thanksgiving feasts here in indonesia this year.  the first was friday night at our language school.  leslie and i arranged a traditional american thanksgiving meal for the group and it turned out to be a lot of fun!  they were really excited about it and loved the food.  i think there were only two indonesians that had ever tried turkey before so it was fun to introduce something from our culture.  there were actually a lot of people there (maybe 40ish) but these pictures don't do it justice.  it was hard taking pictures and making sure my children weren't kidnapped by the few indonesians that were obsessed with them.  i kid.  :)

mary had a great time playing with some of the kids there and a lot of the adults.  the boy on the right is one of our teacher's sons and he is always so sweet to her!  she really likes him.

mary dancing

mary doesn't quite get the stick out your tongue thing... 

they played 'london bridges' (probably called something else here) and the kids loved it!

and this is what luke did all night... was grabbed by someone, i tried to hide and he looked for me.  after a few minutes he started fussing and then i'd take him back.  everyone wanted to hold him but he's into a MAJOR mama phase... like one that has me wondering if i'll loose my mind by the end of the day.  but usually in the evening he starts snuggling up on me and i can't get enough of it.  i love you, luke!

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