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**



Blogger krj said...

I remember my days sledding and making snow angels when I was little, that is so cool! Glad Olivia enjoyed it so much. And how great that her daycare went all out celebrating CNY!

5:54 PM  
Blogger Cari said...

Great job at the daycare! love the dresses...


8:44 PM  
Blogger Laurie & Jamie said...

Sounds like you all had a wonderful time! Sledding is such fun for the little ones.....and big ones too!

8:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is so special for the daycare families to put together. What a wonderful memory and perhaps tradition that is. See you this summer
Cousin Shell

8:45 PM  
Blogger A Mom- In-W8ing said...

Love all the pictures! Olivia is so adorable, but of course you already know that, lol!!!!

How wonderful that Olivia’s daycare made the effort to celebrate Chinese New Year. Bravo to them for going the extra mile!! What a wonderful learning experience for all the other children at Olivia’s daycare as well.

Smiles! :o)

2:07 PM  

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