|Getting frozen yoghurt at Yo-Yo's, and meeting up with Charles to start the adventure!|
|Making bewildered looks at Elise's crazy faces.|
|Wandering down by Vilnie river to explore St. Annes, and forcing Charles to be my tour guide. Since he grew up Catholic, it was wonderful to speak to him and understand more of the meanings behind the old Catholic churches.|
|Wandering into Užupis with Charles and the girls, and loving the random swing we found.|
|Admiring the Užupis angel again|
|Wishing for a Juliet balcony in my house someday, simply so I can copy the beautiful ivy here|
|Admiring the strange Užupis beauty, found in graffiti and decrepit buildings.|
|Looking through all the pictures on display by the Užupis constitution|
|Taking my sweet time to admire my favorite picture on the constitution wall. And no, I don't just love it because they're kissing. Believe me, if you had seen the scary red demon woman portrait next to it, you'd have loved it in comparison too.|
|Taking pictures of Elise high-fiving Užupis|
|Getting a giggle out of the Užupis symbol|
|Discovering random churches hiding down alleywalls in Užupis|
|Going on a mystery hike with Charles as our guide, and discovering bunker hill! I'll let you figure out why it's named that.|
|Let me introduce you to "the bunker" - it's about 8x8", and every surface is covered in artsy graffitti|
|Even the inside|
|Then, if you wander up these dangerously-steep-and-slightly-creepy-stairs, you'll find yourself...|
|Here. Looking over all of Užupis and Vilnius lying behind it.|
|Elise had Charles take some snazzy pictures|
|We hiked down some CRAZY steep stairs|
|Elise and Janese posed whilst standing on top of a tagged bunker.|
|And eventually made our way to the Akropolis to watch THIS!! It was so good. Seriously. Go watch it.|
|Seriously. This girl needs to model for GAP. Goda is so precious :)|
1) For starters, you pronounce her name "Goo-da". Yes, like the cheese.
2) Once in Bailey's class, she was being a punk that day and bugging all the kids. When Bailey turned away to do something, she looked back to discover Sofia with a wad of gum in her hair, and Goda looking very guilty. She's kind of got a punk streak to her. I like it.
3) Sometimes, when Z gets all uptight and puts his bossy pants on, Goda will sing "Teacher Z, Teacher Z, Teacher Z" until he gets super annoyed. It's hilarious. Also, she mocks him when he tries to boss her around. Also hilarious.
4) Sometimes, she likes to think she's a thug.
|If GAP ever opens a children gangster section, I'll know who to refer them too.|
6) Sometimes, Goda likes to think she's sooo mature, and will do little quirks or expressions to prove it. Coming from a family where Jaylee has always been "9 going on 19", it's endearing to me :)
|For example, sometimes she gets super serious when we're playing a game, or tries to act all adult-ish.|
7) Goda is always quick to hug and love us teachers. And we love it :)
8) Yesterday, Goda had a headache (probably because the kids were being SUPER crazy that day), and ended up sitting with Janese, Areil and I in the craft room until her next class. When she came in, she quietly picked up a book, went and snuggled up to Janese's side and just started looking through it quietly.
|Basically, it was precious :) After this, she came and snuggled on my lap while I read to her for a bit.|