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TBT: Second English

TBT: Second English

Originally posted on beautiful feet: the blog version:
Even though she was born and raised in Lebanon, Isla’s first and strongest language is English. Honestly, we expected her to be both fluent in English and Arabic by this time.  We do live, after all, in an Arabic speaking country, and both her Daddy and I…

Art party

Art party

Isla starts planning her birthday parties pretty much from the day after her previous birthday.  The planning kicks into gear around Ruby’s birthday, so for the past six months she has been coming up with projects, food and the guest list for her art party. We had so much fun at Ruby’s party earlier in … Continue reading

Isla’s Frozen party

I kind of have this rule about birthday parties… I learned pretty quickly that small kids could care less about how well the food matches the theme of a party and it’s just not worth the effort to be creative with party food for a 4 or 5 year old’s birthday. But as I was … Continue reading

Personalities and language learning

Before moving here, we just assumed that any kids we had would grow up speaking Arabic fluently.  We found out pretty quickly that living in the part of Beirut we do, it was going to take a lot more work for them to pick up the language than just the community exposure. As soon as … Continue reading

TCK in transition. But not really.

We’re taking a little vacation tomorrow.  So excited to have nothing to do but sit on the beach, swim in the pool and of course, take a trip to Ikea! The girls are excited too… it’s been really interesting to see Isla “prepare” for this trip.  Our little TCK is getting to be a pro … Continue reading

Second English

Even though she was born and raised in Lebanon, Isla’s first and strongest language is English. Honestly, we expected her to be both fluent in English and Arabic by this time.  We do live, after all, in an Arabic speaking country, and both her Daddy and I speak Arabic (though not fluently… yet! :)) There … Continue reading

Old things

For Christmas this year, Caleb and I decided that instead of getting each other gifts (do you have any idea how hard it is to find something for someone who brought 6 suitcases back from America?!?), we would do some projects around the house we’ve been wanting to work on for a while. In my … Continue reading

Our love/hate relationship with Santa

Isla has never been a fan of Santa. Last year she was more than happy to sit on Santa’s lap when it was her Daddy, but wanted nothing to do with the Santa at the mall. Apparently this past week Isla saw Santa while she was on a field trip and wasn’t scared because her … Continue reading

Isla-isms, the four year old episode

My girls are napping, my husband is at a funeral, and I am sitting on the couch with not a whole lot to do for the first time in a long time.  This week has been full of Christmas parties, parent-teacher conferences (times 5!!), work with the girls, and a really great program for young … Continue reading