by Mark

It was a pretty exciting week here in Mongolia. 

June 1st is Children’s Day.  Children’s day is usually the last day of school.  It’s traditional to give gift baskets to kids with juice, some candy and  a small toy in it.  Annika and Toby got special gifts.  Cinda and I were off of language school so we went off to the park. 


A Squirt Bottle (for cooling down) and a Bow and Arrow- What fun!

We went over to the Children’s Park to go on some of the rides and check out what was going on.  There were to be many large festivities but they were canceled due to swine flu concerns (from what we could understand).  There were still many people out at the park.


Looking North in the Children’s Park- our apartment building is to the right of the photo where you can see one corner of a light blue building.  They really went all out painting and updating many things for a special day.  The sun was blazing down, so we had to don hats and sunblock.  These poor white people just fry in the hot Mongolian sun.


We rode on some rides!


There were some people flying some model airplanes and shooting off a model rocket too! 


Control line model airplanes- they even did loops, really cool!

100_5655 Setting up the rocket


Mark spoke yesterday at church on Acts 2:1-13, the giving of the Holy Spirit to the Church.  From Easter through this month we have been covering the ministry of Jesus after the resurrection. 

In the afternoon we also took Smokey to the vet to get “tutored”


I am evil no more!  (so we hope) OR My, what big ears you have, Smokey!  The better to hear you with, my dear.  heh, heh, heh.

The whole vet encounter was quite an experience.  I won’t go into all the details here (although send me an email and I can tell you about it) but it was quick and for 5000 T or about $3.50 it was a very cheap fix (pun intended).