We visited Luke and Abby's school today, met their future teachers, and we have some encouraging news on 2 fronts--
ONE spot for the bilingual 1st grade class opened up for Abby...TODAY!
So Luke AND Abby will both be in bilingual class, with school starting September 3. Luke & I will go back to the school tomorrow to see the school's year-end program & 4th grade graduation (primary school is 1st-4th grades), and then go again on Friday for official registration and evaluation.
Add to that that the Direktorin (Principal) of the school is a believer, and she attends the same church that we are attending. God is faithful.
I finally figured out how to work the washing machine...so I tried to get caught up
Levi lounging in his stroller on the Strassenbahn
This is the favorite slide of the children
Luke and Abby enjoy the spinny thing at a local park. While at the park, I can't help but notice that the face of Vienna has changed dramatically since I lived here 11-12 years ago...the literal faces, that is. Luke, Stacey and I had a good talk about the nations and religions even represented in this little park (as you can see in the background), and how desperately this city needs Jesus.
Daddy got Eisspaghetti (Spaghetti Ice Cream--vanilla ice cream pushed through a press to look like noodles, topped with strawberry sauce and crunchy nuts)
Levi eating his "Smurf" ice cream
Luke enjoying his sundae
I don't know if the reality of everything has started to hit the children a little more, or if they are just tired from all that we have been doing, but they definitely are struggling with melt-downs a little more today. To encourage and comfort them, we have been memorizing Psalm 139 and have been talking about how Jesus left the comforts of his home in heaven. Please continue to pray for how we can minister to their sensitive hearts.