Three-and-a-half months ago, we left Japan. How long ago was that? How far away? 

Now, here we are, sun flares through palm trees, tropical rain storms, tuk-tuks, and mangos. 




When we left, my girl couldn't walk up stairs, or get down without crawling. Now she runs and jumps, and speaks in sentences, and tells me that playgroup is her favourte, that S-chan is her fwiend. She knows the colours and the alphabet, and can count, and tell me her name (though if she's feeling silly, she'll say I FIVE!! when asked, 'what's your name?') There months. Holy cow.

-joining wittle people wednesdays