Monday, 27 August 2012

More Nova Scotia pics...

Well Li Lin survived her week away from Daddy and jie jie and although she asked about them at times she seemed to do okay.  When I would re-explain where they were and when we would go get them she would smile and say, "hao" (meaning good/ okay).

On our (myself, the boys and Li Lin's) last day at my sister's place I did a little amateur photo shoot of their family.  It was lots of fun pretending I knew what I was doing...thankfully there are some good ones amongst the large lot of pictures I shot.  The most challenging part of the photo session was getting my littlest niece to smile on cue.  She is such a little personality! I love this pic of her here as she is deep in thought and about to say something profound.

Ni Hao Yall
If you are wondering what the snapshot deal is all about, just click on the link and read on.  It's a fun read!

I couldn't resist getting in a few shots of Li Lin as she had thrown on a pair of Callista's old boots.  Miss L put them on herself, on the wrong feet, but was very pleased with herself as you can see by the smug expression she is wearing.
I thought I'd throw in a pic of the fog I mentioned in the last blog posting.  It is hard to believe we swam in such thick fog.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Nova Scotia visit

Last Sunday night we drove to Nova Scotia for a visit with my sister, brother-in-law, and my four lovely nieces.  We enjoyed some good times swimming in the ocean amidst amazing fog, watching seals cavort in the sea, having a fun day at a local amusement park and shopping at the infamous Frenchy's.  Frenchy's is a chain of second hand stores that is cherished in the Maritimes for it's great little finds and cheap prices.  After all, where else can you buy a classy three piece men's dress suit for $14?!  Some of the locals love this place so much that they have chosen to get married inside a Frenchy's store next weekend!  Yup... you read correctly.. there is a couple getting married inside a second hand clothing store in Digby, NS.  There is an open invitation on the walls of all the area Frenchy's stores to attend the event.

Since Steph and Rykauna had to leave yesterday to attend a Bible Camp Steph is helping out with, we decided to celebrate Hudson's birthday while they were still here.  It is hard to believe my little boy is turning 7 on Tuesday.  We feel so blessed to have our sweet, happy, Hudson as part of our family. Here are a few pics I took this past week.
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This is a photo I took of my little niece, Brooklyn.  She is thrilled to be added to the blog and to have her picture entered in Sunday Snapshot.

Hudson and his siblings and cousins... blowing out Aunt Pamela's homemade carrot cake with SKOR chips on the icing.  Unfortunately the pictures I took of his birthday were poor... don't mind the is the event that counts :)!

The picture below is an innukshuk that some of the kids made after our picnic at Seal Cove.

My dear sister, Pamela... wish we could be together more often!

The kids enjoyed the two cable ferries we took over to the seal watching island.

So far Li Lin seems to be doing well and not seeming too bothered that her big sister and her father are away for five days.  She spoke to Daddy on the phone tonight and seems to understand what is going on.  It is fun to watch her pick up more English words everyday.  I have been speaking less mandarin to her as my Chinese friends say she is saying some mandarin words with an English accent now... whoops!  As a result I try to speak mandarin to her only if she seems to not understand what I am saying in English.  We plan to continue her mandarin learning... by a first language mandarin speaker, not me.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Sunday Snapshot~Rykauna

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Hey, It's Rykauna here, just wanted to share my favorite picture of Li Lin from the past week.