Thursday, 13 August 2015

From Youngest to Oldest





Here is our littlest one who is growing like a weed. He is so chunky already. Love it that he is starting to notice us and has moments when he is paying attention well and is even starting to smile. Will have to post a couple of pix of his cute smile soon too. He is almost three months now and we can't imagine him not being here. It's really something how a baby can grow on you so quickly, become a part of the family like they'd always been here. 




Next littlest is also growing and is becoming quite a handsome young man. He will be starting school in September, full time too. There go his days of careless play and fun though I'm sure he'll still get plenty of it at school just different kind. The two brothers are starting to bond more. The littlest one is noticing his big brother coming around and looks for him around the room. Soon they will have some fun of their own. 



Here is one smile, oh so precious, can't get enough of it. They're coming over for the weekend so I'll have get my fill of the both of them.  Also here is the middle one. She celebrated her first Gotcha Day as well as her first year home on July 31st. It's a special day indeed when she arrived to this new country she would call home. 




Grandpa gets time to hold the then two month old grandson. He was a little nervous in the beginning and didn't hold him too often but now he has more confidence that is until it comes time for a change of diaper then it's grandma's turn but grandma doesn't mind. 




How can you not fall in love with this little hunka munka???



And two of our elders when I can get them on camera which is not often. They are busy with work, dates and having lots of fun while they can get it. Soon school starts again for them too and then hopefully soon they will be in the working fields for good. Time for real life kiddos.





And the mama and daddy of the two littlest ones.









Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Happy Gotcha Day

It is amazing that a whole year since July 21 st 2014 has gone by. It seems only yesterday we piled into the very hot Civil Affairs office in Nanchang, China and met our new daughter for the very first time. She was so nervous and so were we. Now, it's been a year since she's been home and what a year it has been, filled with ups and downs and every emotion in between. Has it been easy? No but has it been worthwhile? It certainly has. Maya has grown up quite a bit since then and is evolving into a beautiful young girl. There is more healing to do, more adjusting. It's not over yet but we will persevere with love and support for her. I'm sure it will be an adventure.














Saturday, 4 July 2015

Sharks and Jellyfish

We finally paid a visit some great white sharks at the Ripley's Aquarium. We took the kids to see all the fishes in the sea but it was quite entertaining for the adults alike. Loved the moving side walk through the aquarium that curves right over our heads and around us. It's amazing. We all had lots of fun especially the kids with all the games and different things they had there for them to do. There was even a sawshark with it's very long serrated nose, rather unusual looking and there were a couple of large turtles poking around but the sharks, stingrays and the jellyfish were our favourites.

















 






























Thursday, 2 July 2015

Little One Grows

Receiving a new member into the family is the most wonderful thing. A lot of love and excitement is all around. Our hearts are filled with hope for this little one, Jaxon, that he grows into a sweet little boy.  That he is doing, growing. This boy wants to eat all the time. He sleeps for a few hours here and there but usually a little nap will do and then it's time to eat again and again. He is looking nice and plump and has passed ten pounds probably a couple of weeks ago. Big brother is starting to come around. He is getting quite protective of him and will even give him a quick kiss on the cheek ever now and then.