One wonderful thing about living in Beijing is that we are just a short 6 hour plane ride (and no time difference) away from Sophie's Wai Po and Wai Gong.
Apart from frequent phone calls and skype contact, there is those long wonderful weekends like this one, when my dad came for a business trip and stayed the weekend. We went back to one of our favorite places outside of Beijing - the Commune.
What do you do with a living room like this?
A Sofa for cuddling with Papa when he is trying to nap....
And for monkeying with Grand-dad so he can never check his email....
Being surrounded by beautiful mountains all around us
Which is perfect for listening to birdsong in the morning with Wai Po
On morning walks with the proud grandparents