These past few weeks, I consider myself lucky to have been visited by good friends. On my last entry, I mentioned about the Swiss family that visited us. This past week, our good friends from Innsbruck came by for a visit.
My friend Melba, with her daughter Nat, came and stayed with us for a couple of days. Nat and Michaela were born a few months apart. It was the first time they met.
It was fun seeing the girls bonding with Jakub.
It was also interesting to see them talking to each other in their own little world.
We got them identical bows, and placed them together in a mat for a photo shoot.
But it was a little bit difficult to get them to stay still and look at the camera. Something else is always more interesting.
…Bam! We eventually managed to get the coveted shot.
But more than anything else, the visit was more valuable for the mommies. It was very therapeutic for Melba and I to talk about our experiences in raising kids in a multicultural household, adjusting to life in a foreign land, and most especially about adjusting to life as a stay-at-home mom.
We never got the chance to visit a lot of places due to the weather and to the children’s moods, but I had a great time just chatting with Melba and seeing our kids playing together.
At the end of their visit, Nat’s dad and her grandma picked them up. Obviously, they have been missed.
Luckily, we managed to get a group shot before they left.
I wish we were closer so a visit like this can be done more often. But I can’t complain. At least we get to see each other almost every year.