Gerbil & Family

Monthly Archives: September 2018

We took little Leo out for a long walk today, and stopped off Ā in a small park to just sit and enjoy the weather.

This might be Leo’s first attempt to legitimately reach out and touch something on his own. He just turned 8 weeks old yesterday, so this is a big milestone. It seems Donald and Tigger have really grabbed his attention.

I can’t wait for this place to open. Ya, it’s totally ripping Starbucks, but it’s across the street and I’ll be there every day! šŸ™‚

Today at school, we had the pleasure of welcoming a guest speaker, former CNN anchorĀ Ms. Sachi Koto. She gave an hour longĀ presentation to our G6-12 students about her life,Ā battling and overcoming discrimination, and offering advice for success.

I shot this video a few months ago, but man is it funny. On a beautiful spring day in Shanghai, it decided to use the insulation of somebody’s scooter blanket to build a new home. LOL  

I shot this short video of a butterfly in Hainan during a school service trip to The Bright Connection, an orphanage for abandoned children with cerebral palsy.

When I moved to Shanghai in 2011, air pollution was so bad that schools closed a few times each year and encourage their students to stay indoors all day. We measure air pollution with the AQI (Air Quality Index) scale, that ranges from 0 to 500. Anything over 50 is bad, and it was believed no inhabitable place could exceed 500. Well, we passed 500 several times. The air was so bad,… Read More

“OK, need new clothes for Leo”Ā  Shop Saturday Bought online Sunday Arrived Tuesday Too small already… UDPATE: Daddy learned from Mommy that the outfit Leo was wearing below, was not bought on Sunday, but was a gift from a friend . . . . still too small already šŸ˜¦ and it says “6-9 months”! LOL

Who doesn’t love StarBucks and cats 1st thing in the morning?!?! Ā šŸ™‚

We don’t Ā take Leo out much, but last night was an exception. Our good friends Vera and Claes joined us for a short walk and dinner. They’re expecting a baby girl any day now and will move shortly after that to Sweden. I’ve known Very since 2012, and she’s been one of my closest friends while living in Shanghai. I will miss her very much when she leaves, but I’m so happy… Read More