Monday, June 29, 2015


Lately, we have asking Miss Diva to do little chores around the house. Make her bed, put her laundry away, easy peasy things like that. She is not a fan!

On Saturday, I asked her to do the is the conversation we had

Me: Madisyn, here is your sock and underwear,  could you put them in your drawers please.
Madisyn: agh man!
Me: oh, also, when you are done, you bed still needs to be made, please.
Madisyn: man, you are treating me like Cinderella.

Jason and I were doing the dishes, we laughed so! She is so hard done by. Poor girlie....

Makes me giggle....

here is a picture of your Cinderella

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

6th Birthday...all ready

 The theme for the party was "going on a safari." I had little safari hats for the kids to wear, vines hanging around the house and we had Little Rays Reptiles come. The entire group of kids and parents had a great time.
Miss Diva with one of her little friends from school. So wonderful to see her make connections and build little relationships. I love her so much.
Little Rays pulling into the drive....Miss Diva was so excited....
listening patiently...the children all got to touch if they wanted too...what a neat experience.
Mrs. Toad

I was so surprised that she agreed to touch any of these animals. She never ceases to amaze.
Happy Birthday my sweet little girl. Mama, Baba and Hui Hui love you to the moon and back.
Look at all the special gifts she got...blessed little girl!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

years home in Canada

Yesterday, I realized that Miss Diva was home in Canada 4 years...4 years already. It seems like yesterday that we walked down to Sheraton elevator and around the corner and there she was standing with her nanny.

The kids dates are somewhat the same...we left to travel for Miss Diva May 5 2011, received her on May 8 2011, returned home to Canada, May19 2011. Mr Jiggles (new name baba calls him) we left for him on December 5 2014, received him on December 8 2014, returned home December 19 2014.

We are so proud of this little girl. She is so brave and strong. She makes me smile everyday! We love her so much and so glad we get to parent her.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

5 months home

5 months home today and I can see huge changes in our boy! He has grown almost 2 inches within this time. It's crazy! He no longer hoards food but takes his time and will pass on things he isn't so fussy about. He can be a little stinker when he wants to be. Like pulling mama's ponytail and running and hiding. Then giggles when I see him.

He is getting content to go to sleep by himself. This is just starting with his nap in the afternoons. I am falling in love with this little boy! Attachment for is us has been hard. He prefers baba over me anytime, that's okay.

He loves his jie jie! He looks for her when she is not at home. he will go to her room and sit on the floor, wondering where she is. She loves him too. We are so blessed.

he loves to play and enjoy the backyard. I love our backyard too. It is huge with lots of room to run around and have fun. He screams and cries when it's time to come for dinner.

He has been enjoying the water table with this nice warm weather. I think this is what he is use too. The cold weather would crack his little cheeks until the bleed, even if I put Vaseline on them.
His love for food is amazing. he loves yogurt and almond milk. He is an amazing little boy!

I wish I could sent his china family pictures, just so they know he is okay. We have been sending emails to his orphanage every month. I hope they are getting them.


Friday, May 8, 2015

Four Years Today

Four years today, we walked out of this airport in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia. We new that we would meeting our daughter sometime that day but not within the next 2 hours. Our guide got a call from the orphanage director as we were being delivered to the Sheraton Hotel, that Wang Feng Yan would be arriving within the next hour.

This was when I finally peeled her of her nanny. I was so heart broken but didn't want her to see me cry...she was so brave and loud. I had fallen so in love with the little girl I had  pictures of for 6 months

She patiently waited with the orphanage director for her mama and baba. She had no idea what was going to happen to her world. She was curious about were she was and what the fuss was all about. The fuss was her, the most important little person in our lives.

She was so brave!

Our first family picture as a family of three

Then she shut down and fell asleep. We went back to our hotel room and let her sleep. Then she woke and we played. I will never forget this day!

Happy Forever Family Day Yan Yan! We Love You!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

4 months already?

Sometimes we sit and think! It feels like weeman has been in our family for a very long time. But there are everyday obstacles that reminds us that he is still so very new to our family.

Today is four months that we landed at the airport in Toronto. Ready to be home forever with our new son and our amazing little princess. Did I ever mention what a wonderful traveler she is? I think I am still in awe of her. She is amazing!

Today, we hung out at home! Played with weeman's new toys from his birthday party and spent quality time together. I love my little family and so glad that our son is settling in nicely.

4 months home and lovin' the outside.

Birthday party for weeman

We celebrated weeman's birthday just a little later. I needed more time to wrap my head around it and last weekend we had 2 birthdays to help celebrate.

I kept it low key, so I thought! but it was over stimulating for him. We found that out during the night last night. He was crying out for mama and talking, kicking the wall and just very restless.

I like to make things by myself. I love crafts, so I made his birthday sign for the gate going to our backyard.

I also really enjoy baking. I find that this is a stress reliever for me. So I decided that I would make cupcakes instead of a cake this year. I liked the car candy 
The kids playing in the backyard. The little girl in the purple is the girl that was adopted at the same time as weeman. She is a sweetheart and we love her. She and Miss Diva really enjoys playing together. She was sad when miss diva had to leave and go to dance.


miss diva and one of her daycare friends playing on the swings together. They had a wonderful time in the backyard and the weather was beautiful. I love the sunshine!

my cousin's little guy, karter! He was so upset that he got cake and icing on his fingers! Weeman does the same mad face when he doesn't get what he wants.
Weeman opening his gift from Ronald. He loves stuffies and this horse is just as big as what he is. He is trying to sleep with it at night but it's to big. He loves it though!
Sitting on the ground with his loot!He is such a ham! Jason and I feel so very blessed to be parenting this 2 wonderful children. We are so very thankful!

Happy Birthday my sweet little man! Mama, Baba and Jie Jie loves you to the moon and back.