Thursday, February 28, 2008

Happy Birthday Monkey

Wish we all looked this good first thing in the morning.....


Monday, February 18, 2008

Family Day Weekend

We were fortunate enough this year to get another holiday in Canada. The government added a day off called "Family Day". We had amazing weather yesterday so we took off with friends of ours to the hills and did some sledding. This was Olivia's first time sliding down a hill and she LOVED IT! We pushed her down the hill all by herself and everytime she got to the bottom, she was say "again, again" or "more please" How could you deny a little face like that. Of coarse daddy was the one hauling her back up the hill while mom was on camera duty. We then spent sometime at the bottom of the hill doing snow angels. Ashyln is her best friend and they just love doing everything together. Ashlyn's big sister Megan did the big job of pushing Olivia down for her very first ride. She's a great little helper. Here's a few pics from the day. When I get sometime, I'll upload a couple video clips too!

I also didn't get a time to post about Chinese New Year but it was an amazing time. We went to Toronto for our agencies party (Olivia,mommy and Nanny). The party was on Father's day so daddy stayed home to watch sports. Olivia just loved watching the dancers which included her friend Jillian in the spotlight. We did lots of crafts, had some snacks and then crashed at the end of the day.

We were very blessed at our daycare. We live in an "all caucasian" community so they don't usually celebrate multi-cultural events. They went all out this year because of Olivia. They had the entire room decorated in Asian them with flowers, laterns, and red. They had lots of Asian crafts and even cooked an entire Chinese lunch from scratch. All the parents participated by bringing in their toddlers wearing Red or Asian themes. One mom even went out and bought a red dress with Cherry blossoms on it for her daughter. Olivia and I wore our matching shirts that we had made in China. I gave out a looney in red envelopes to all the kids in her class. It was nice the next day when one parent came up to me and said she brought her kids (twin boys) for a ride at the mall using their money from Olivia - too special. Now before anyone posts saying the envelope and money is suppose to be from adults (we know, we know) We just added our own little twist to it. As Olivia gets older we might change the rules but for now, we are giving from her. We just thought it was fun to make a card from her and the money from us. I guess we are mixing a bit of newfie with Chinese **grin**


Wednesday, February 06, 2008

China group first gotcha anniversary

Our group that travelled together to China to get our beautiful bundles of joy got together on Saturday to celebrate our 1 year anniversary. It is so hard to believe that a full year has gone since Olivia was placed in our arms. She loved every minute of seeing all her Chinese families. They did lots of running around, playing with hoops, tossing balls, singing songs and jumping around. All of us adults had fun just chatting and watching all our kids with glee (and eating too of course). It's just so much fun watching and enjoying everyone looking at their children with glee. We are not only blessed with a beautiful daughter, but also with a group that is growing stronger all the time.


Friday, February 01, 2008

Happy 1rst Gotcha Anniversary

One year ago today, our little angel Olivia was placed in our arms for the first time. One year later, we are looking at her like life didn't exist without her. It's just crazy how much she has grown in such a short period of time. She has grown physically, emotionally and intellectually into a fun filled laughing, curious, energitic toddler.

The rough times are here too. This week she is suffering from high fever, lots of night coughing and a nasty ear infection. We are just so glad that we are here to nurse you with lots of hugs, snuggles and love. She has spent the whole day sleeping today so lets hope when she wakes she is already to celebrate her special day.

Happy 1rst Gotcha Anniversary Monkey. We love you

Finding Ad - May, 2006

Referral Picture - August, 2006

Gotcha Day - Feb 1, 2007

March, 2007

April, 2007

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January, 2008