It has been slightly more than a week since we arrived in Massachusetts, and I’m pleased to note that the worst of jet lags has been over and done with. In the first couple of days, both kids were “operating” at odd hours; i.e. when one slept, the other was wide awake and vice versa. This had resulted in very tiring days, but now they are more or less accustomed to the time zones, and wake up at appropriate times in the mornings, with no afternoon naps and sleep at about 9p.m. or 10p.m. each night. Trying to get them to sleep earlier though.
However, since our shipment from Malaysia has not arrived because we have not moved into our permanent apartment yet, the kids are mostly entertainment-less in our temporary hotel: no toys, no books. They only have several Lego blocks we brought along and some McDonald’s toys to occupy themselves with.
I could tell they were bored.
So one of the mornings, when it was nice and warm, I decided to take them leaf-hunting, for a simple project I had in mind. It was the tail-end of Fall and the beginning of the cold winter season.
We picked some pretty leaves in golden, red and yellow hues…
The plan was to pick 2-3 leaves each, but we ended up with so many! The pretty leaves were so hard to resist, and the kids had a lot of fun too!
Then I had them write their names on some Christmas cards I had brought along, and also decorate them.
Finally, they added one of the leaves they had collected as a finishing touch, and put it in the envelopes.
Now we just need to find out where the nearest postal office is, or mailbox…so that we can send those cards out! 😀