Friday, March 27, 2009

Naomi and Francis

Naomi is officially a 2 1/2 year old so here is a quick update as to what she is like at this age. She's always giggling and laughing about something. Well, most of the time. She can also be crusty and fight with her brother. We've had to go over "why we don't hit people" because when she is mad her fists fly. She is speaking in full sentences and has started to use "me" and "I" so we get "I'm hungry" instead of "Naomi hungry". It's weird how kids talk about themselves in the 3rd person. Naomi is still into dress-up and costume jewelry. She loves movie night (Friday nights) when we rent a family movie and eat popcorn. She LOVES books. She likes to read them to me. Lol. Some books we have read so many times she knows them by heart. A few of her faves are; The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss, Mr. Seahorse and Panda Bear, Panda Bear What do you See? both by Eric Carle, Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and series of Dora the Explorer. Naomi also loves music both the kiddie kind and the current stuff. She also loves to dance. I could go on and on about what she is into because she's into it all. Sometimes I forget she is only 2 years old. She is mature for her age and she is very independent. All the baby "stuff" has been put away and I am both happy and sad about that. We have not decided if we will go for a third child so all the 'stuff" will remain in my basement for now. I wish the wait for China was not so long.

Francis is now 8 and still lives and breathes hockey. His team lost a lot this season but he was a good sport about it. School is still a bit of a struggle for him but his reading tutor has done wonders for him. His reading (in both English and French) has improved enormously which has helped his self confidence. He has many friends and is liked by everyone - even the girls (Ugg). I am not ready to deal with girlfriend issues yet. I have already had to answer more than my share of questions about (ahem) physical relationships. Though he comes to me with lots of questions about life and adoption . In some ways he is wise beyond his years.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

39 trips around the sun

Monday, March 16, 2009

Disney trip

At last. Pictures of our trip! I've been feeling lazy since we got back but have been wanting to update so here's a quick post:

It was fun but exhausting. We were somewhat unlucky. When we got to the airport their entire system was down so check-in and security took about 4 hours. Then when we finally got on the plane Naomi vomited all over her seat and herself before the flight even left. She ended up with flu for the entire vacation and only started to feel better on the last day. We had some cold days that were unexpected but all in all it was fun. My parents joined us which was really nice. We chose the Port Orleans French Quarter hotel which was surprisingly un-Disney like but nice and quiet and a great reprieve from the busy days plus it had an awesome pool with a dragon slide that the kiddos loved.
Naomi was feeling well enough to go to the princess breakfast (the one at Epcot) near the end of the trip. She got to meet all the princesses which she really enjoyed. I have to say that was one of my favorite parts, watching Naomi meet and interact will all the characters. She was not shy at all and everyone got big hugs - she even got to meet Mulan.

I will add more pictures in a few days.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

And we're off!