Saturday, July 21st
Eva, her turtle Toady, and I sorting through pictures to give to the Weimers and Nesbitts before we left.
Nail painting. We may or may not have ended up with deep burgundy in a two-foot streak across the floor…lesson learned: stick to a table.
Sunday, July 22nd
And the babysitting stupendousness continues, with a very small number of hiccups. I enjoyed having 3 kids on my bed within 15 seconds of waking up.
Gasp! Eva makes the best faces ever
We did a Nesbitt family photoshoot after Leslie and Debbie came home. Leslie used to work as a photographer with Debbie as his assistant, so they positioned everyone (including me) and I snapped the shots.
Each of the 3 girls had one intern who they were clicked especially well with. Lily and Jenna shared the love language of physical touch, Elizabeth and Eva are constantly seen as the “little one” by everyone they’re around, and Sydney and I are rather quiet.
Lillie – such beautiful eyes
Goodbye Dinner @ Greenleaf
We savored a final meal together at Greenleaf, a restaurant with an impressive range of cuisines.
Shared sweet fellowship, as always
I had black ink spaghetti for dinner. It’s made with ink extracted from squid. I couldn’t tell since my dish had seafood, but I’ve read that squid ink pasta has a distinctive briny flavor. Otherwise it’s pretty much the same as regular pasta, with the exception of looking a lot cooler. It was delicious.
Dessert was fun: we ordered 5 different cakes and passed them in a circle until they were demolished. Sharing is very much the norm here in Thailand, and having a dessert swap was a fine idea.
The green tea cake had the potential to be good, but the layer of red kidney beans and thick dust of seaweed on top sort of made it less than wonderful.
Goodbye pictures. I’ll miss these families! Teachers, mentors, ‘parents’, chauffeur (though doesn’t parent=chauffeur?), examples, friends. They put so much effort into giving us an extremely worthwhile internship. But I’d have half the number of positive reports about Thailand if we hadn’t been blessed with the wonderful relationships with these couples. They’re really, really fantastic