|Linna, saying "goodbye" to our first home in Minnetonka.|
However, I can't complain. We are back with good friends, Papa Saigh has a great job, and we're out of Minnesota's endless winter.
The Flight: Linna did GREAT on the flight over here. She seriously didn't cry once on the way from Minneapolis to Tokyo, but she had a couple cries on the way from Tokyo to Singapore. She slept every couple hours for an hour or so on the plane, and although I had a sleep "plan" in my head for her... it didn't really work out. We left Minneapolis around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, and arrived in Singapore at 1:30 a.m. on Thursday. Nineteen hours on a plane is so NOT my idea of a good time, but it's worth it once we're here.
|The Legg & Saigh kids together again. (Max & Lottie|
are from the UK).
|So happy to be back in the pool.|
Linna's New "Word": All of the elevator (or "lifts" as they call them in Singapore) doors, and MRT (subway/train) doors in Singapore, make a "ding dong" sound when they close. So every time we get into an elevator, or step onto the train, Linna says "dong dong". It's so funny!
|Jet-lagged Linna taking up Mama and Papa's bed.|
Linna's Jet Lag: We're on day four or five of being in Singapore (I don't even know what day it is... I'm so tired), and Linna is getting closer and closer to being back on Singapore time. Singapore is 13 hours ahead of Minnesota time, so we're on a completely opposite schedule than when we arrived. Linna would only sleep in our bed with one of us at first, but after a little patience, tears, screaming, fights (and a little puke - yikes!), Linna is FINALLY sleeping in her crib. Last night she went to bed at 7:30 p.m., after we gave her Melatonin, and she was up at 4:30 a.m. We brought her into bed with us, but after a half hour of her bouncing around, Linna and I were up for the day while Papa Saigh got some rest before work in the morning. Last time we were in Singapore, it took Linna two weeks to get over her jet lag, so I'm hoping we can get over it in one week this time around.
|Bathroom at our temporary apartment.|
Notice that the toilet is in the shower, and
they share the same floor.
Minnesota House Update: We accepted a buyer's offer on our home in Minnetonka as we were sitting on the plane, getting ready to take off for Singapore (talk about working out the final details up to the last minute). It was an offer that was worth us leaving our home for. Now, we're just waiting on the closing. I guess this means we're... homeless?!
Singapore Sue: Last time we were in Singapore, a little frog named Singapore Sam came along. This time around, Singapore Sam is staying with Mrs. Johnson's first-graders in Worthington, MN, and a new friend (Singapore Sue) is joining us. Stay tuned for Singapore Sue's adventures!
Although we're currently living out of our suitcases, and I forgot to pack a decent pair of walking shoes, AND underwear (who ships all of their underwear in a FedEx box, w/o putting any in the suitcase?! - ME!), we are alive and feeling lucky to be here.
Here's to our life as expats for the next two years...
Miss you, Minnesota!