Monday, December 31, 2007

2007 Collage

Happy New Year everyone! I decided this morning to go through my gazillion pics and grab some candid shots of Ms. monkey from each month in 2007. The only month missing is January because she was still living in China.

Hope everyone has a great 2008 New Year and especailly for the families waiting for referral. Let's hope they do a super sweep to get all referrals out quickly in preperation for the Olympics.

I can't believe how much my little baby has changed in 11 months. I really notice it when I look back at video clips.

Click on picture to enlarge.


Wednesday, December 26, 2007

My first Christmas

Well so far so good! I started off Christmas Eve by going twinkle in the potty for the first time EVER!! Mommy was so shocked. My friend Ashlyn and her sister were over baking cookies for Santa with me. Ashlyn wanted to go potty so I wanted to do what she was doing. Mommy put me up on the potty and then all of a sudden there was a twinkle in the toilet. Mommy and Megan (Ashlyn's sister) were with me and start clapping and jumping up and down. I wasn't sure what was going on but I started clapping too! Now I get to wear big girl diapers called pull ups and they have Dora and everything on them.

We then made some cookies for Santa. I had lots of fun putting lots of sprinkles on them and then decided to pile 3 cookies together because I heard he was a guy with a big belly. We watched them bake in the oven until they came out nice and goldie brown (mommy forgot to take a picture of them done though)

I then went to a very special Christmas Eve church service with mommy and they gave me an orange with a candle and candy to represent baby Jesus's birthday.

I then woke up at Christmas morning and there were so many gifts for me to open. As you can see, I'm a little bit of a tom boy. Santa knew it, and brought me all the things I like. He wanted to bring me dolls and strollers but he just knew I'd have more fun with trucks and lego. My big firetruck is so much fun. I was really lucky and got 2 Elmo's. Santa brought me one and Auntie Hos brought me one. I got lots of clothes too! I'm going to go see Nanny Ingram next week and my mommy says she is going to spoil me like crazy. I'll let you all know what I get.

We went over to Auntie Elaine's for Christmas dinner. I had lots of fun playing with my cousin Emily and my big cousin Colin. They were so much fun. All my aunts and uncles were giving me lots of attention so I sucked it right up.

I slept and slept and slept today (boxing day). I have had a very exciting couple of days and my little body is catching up with me. Tomorrow I'm going to see my cousins in Ajax so that will be lots of fun again.

Here's some pictures from all my excitement. My mommy will post more next week after we get back from Ajax and Nanny's.

Her favorite toys.......yeppers she's a tomboy already!


Friday, December 21, 2007

Woo Hooo, It's Christmas and rumour has it......It's a fun ride!

(I was brave and went on the swing ride with the big kids at mommy's Christmas work party)

Merry Christmas everyone,

Well I’ve had quite the year. At the beginning of 2007, I lived in a place called China. I lived in a big building with lots of other babies in cribs and ladies that took good care of me. My mommy and daddy say they are called my nanny’s and loved me very much. I flew home to Canada on February 15tht and began my life as a Canadian. My favorite toys are lego, trucks, cars, trains or anything else with wheels and makes lots of noise.. I also like to play hockey in my living room and throwing balls (dolly’s just aren’t my thing yet – mommy has tried really hard….). My daddy say’s I’m going to be a hockey player one day if he has it his way. I am in gymnastics on Saturday mornings and just love it. I can already do summersaults, and pull my self up on the bars. I also really like the balance beams, but I keep slipping. My mommy gets scared a lot, because I am a daredevil and am always trying to get daddy to flip me upside down, throw me around, or jump with me off the couch.

My mommy is back to work and I’m in daycare full time. I absolutely love it. The teachers told my parents that I am the social butterfly of the classroom. I go around the class trying to get all the other kids attention while I make them laugh. I like to be the centre of attention at home and school. My mommy and daddy think its really funny that they went half way around the world to find me, and my personality is exactly like mommy’s. I guess just another piece of the puzzle that proves we were meant to be a family. My parents always joke and say Poppy Ingram picked me out to show mommy what kind of energy she was all about.

My speech has come along really well and I’m exactly where I should be for a toddler my age. I say lots of words, but my favorite is “No thank you”. Hey, at least I’m polite about it……..

Apparently there is a big man wearing a red suit that is going to bring me gifts this year. I don’t know what that is all about, but mommy and daddy sure are excited about it all.

All in all, I have to say that I’ve had quite a year. I’ve moved half way across the world to meet all of you. Thank you for welcoming me into your life.

Love Olivia, mommy & daddy


Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Christmas Pictrues are in!

They're in, they're in, they're in!!!! Here's my little monkey's Christmas pics. I went with casual rather than dressy cause we're just that kind of family. No frills for us.


Saturday, December 01, 2007


From excitement to $#@!!!&