Remember last year when one of my best friends from China came to visit me?! Well, this year another girl from that friend group came to visit! 🙂 This was us a little over 10 years ago when I was still living in Wuhan:
Yuuuup, that’s 16-year-old Rach. DingJing (who you got to meet last year via this blog) is in several of these pictures too because we were in the same friend group. 🙂
DaiYan also got to meet the kiddos I nanny! I’ve taught Will a little bit of Chinese so she was super impressed by his language skills. She taught him a few simple characters and some new words. She told me that he’s a genius with language. 😉
Hadley came over for a little bit yesterday morning, too, so DaiYan really got a taste for what my days look like. Yeah, I literally play with kids all day. It’s a good life. 🙂 She had fun playing hide-and-seek with them all throughout our house and building with legos (don’t worry, the little girls were supervised with those tiny lego pieces!).
Oh, and my parents came too. They are the ones taking DaiYan around on the grand tour of the US of A. This was the first time the kiddos I nanny got to meet my parents and after Dad showed pictures of bugs on his laptop and Mom doled out treats, the kids decided they could stay. 😉
We spent the late afternoon and evening out in the country. Of all the places DaiYan has been so far in the US, this was her favorite. She is used to the hustle and bustle of big cities, but never something as serene as the country. I told her she needed to visit where Christopher grew up in Illinois, ha!
It was so good to see her again after all these years. One of these days I’m going to make it back to Wuhan and see everyone that I miss! And eat all the delicious food that I miss! And hear that Wuhanhua (dialect) that I miss! And just in general, be in the place that will always hold a piece of my heart. 🙂
Have you had any friends come visit recently?
Does hanging out with kids all day sound like fun or super stressful to you? (as mentioned in my video on Monday, there was a time that I never could’ve fathomed doing what I do now so I totally understand!)