It's been a mellow weekend settling back into Kopila Valley. The kids all helped me unpack, de-clutter, and clean up my room. I have a tendency to come back to Nepal and throw myself immediately into the hustle and bustle of life here but I've tried to do things a little differently this time around, succumbing to the exhaustion of travel, taking naps, drinking plenty of water, and really easing into things. You'd think I'd have figured all of this out after 7 years but turns out I really hadn't. The only time I've left the house was to walk into town to buy some oatmeal and fabric with Safira.
I can't help but hold and kiss Namraj every 2.5 seconds and let him fall asleep every night while I hold him tight. I honestly think having a little one fall asleep in your arms is the best best feeling in the world. He's talking up a storm and he has this high pitched squeaky voice that I can't get enough of. "Mommy, let's go to lunch." "Mommy let's listen to music." I LOVE it!!! The kids come into my room and read books and play chess and chit-chat. I feel like almost everything they say makes me laugh and I know I say this in every single post but I can't get over how much older they are getting, I just can't.
The Aunties and Uncles are working hard as always. Every meal is so good, the house and school are so in order, and they do such a good job helping care for the kids. I don't know how I got so lucky. One thing that I came home to was yellow painted numbers all in front of the house. Turns out, they all got so tired of having the childrens' shoes and flip flops lying around everywhere that they painted little rectangle numbered parking spots for each of the kids' shoes in front of the house. #BESTideaEVER!! I have to take a picture.
The garden is lush and overgrown and all the trees that we planted as little saplings are huge and starting to bear fruit. Mangos, and Guava, Lemons, Pomegranates, and Papaya. Maya and Bindu took me on a tour all over the garden showing me all the secret spots where hidden things were growing.
School is back in session today but Anjali and I had to make a quick trip to Kathmandu for her interview at the U.S. Embassy so that she can get a visa to give a Do Lecture in September. Wish us luck!!! Have a wonderful weekend everyone.