The cookie-making escapades were in honor of a very special occasion - LITHUANIAN BRANCH BBQ!!! Edward (the branch 2nd counselor) is building a house in the country area outside of Vilnius, and offered to host a party since we've had so many new people move into the Branch lately. Also, Americans are apparently taking over Vilnius. Counting the missionaries, there's a whopping 15 or so of us now. It's exciting.
|The cute kids, clamoring all over the mud hills outside Edwards construction sight.|
|Little Sofie, Olita, Glorie and Eli|
In case you couldn't tell, I'm a class 2 lame-o since I forgot to take pictures of anything. Serious apologies, because it was wonderful :)
Also, today I'm going to highlight little Sofia!!
1) First off, she has a vibrating complex. We don't really know where this originated from or what it exactly means, but she does it all the time. For those who would be interested in experiencing this vibration complex, complete the following steps:
Step 1 - hold arms in front of body, about shoulder height and slightly curved towards the center of your body.
Step 2 - flex shoulders, so that your neck is ducking down and your shoulders and close to your ears
Step 3 - clench fists
Step 4 - make an expression as if you were being electrocuted
Step 5 - say "teacher, teacher, teacher, teacher" until the closest ILP personal gives you their full attention.
Step 6 - proceed to adapt a wide leg stance, tense your entire body, and VIBRATE!!!!!
Little Sofia adopts this procedure probably about 4-5 times daily, and has mastered the art. She's even gotten so good, that she can vibrate for about 10 seconds straight without stopping.
2) In case you couldn't guess from the previous point, Sofia has A LOT of energy. She's constantly running (which is kind of a scary experience for us, because she looks like she's going to biff it with every step she takes) and jumping off of things.
3) Also, did I mention that Sofia makes the BEST faces??
|Sometimes, she enjoys displaying her tongue to the world. Actually... most of the time.|
|Also she's a pirate.|
|This here is Artur. Have I mentioned he loves Sofia? And that he mentions it about 30 times a day?|
|Oh, and did I mention that Sofia gets a little annoyed sometimes? :)|
|Sofia doing her paint art|
|Sofia, calling Z and Artur to attention to see who gets to pick a song.|
|We were originally supposed to be playing balloon volleyball, but Sofia decided to do limbo instead!|
|Then it turned into an Army boot camp.|
|Sofia, the secret Fruit ninja|
|Alysa and Sofia collaborating together to destroy all my hopes of beating them.|
|Seriously. Can you resist that face? I'd wager not.|