Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Movie Night

Daddy had to work a double shift this past Saturday so Kylie and I made the most of it.  We had a movie night which is one of Kylie's favorite things to do complete with popcorn and Mommy by her side along with her "buddies pictured below Emma, Biscuit and Cookie". We watched a Barbie movie, Mermaidia. I LOVE spending time with my girl. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

We are paperwork pregnant!!

Our paperwork finally made it's way to Taiwan recently!  It has been a loooooong process.  We actually started on our second journey in October 2007.  We finally updated our paperwork to reflect our major life change in Singapore just last October. I knew I was procrastinating for a reason.  The renewal felt like we were starting from scratch all over again.  Long story short, we are now looking at adding a new addition to our family very soon.  If all goes well, we have been informed that we can complete the adoption process in 6 months!  Our hearts are open to receiving the referral of an infant or a toddler.  

This past weekend we enjoyed a 4 day stay-cation. It all started on Friday when we attended our first ever and hopefully more to come, Student Led Conference.  We were very impressed with this program as Kylie got to show us around her school and share a portion of what she has been learning in her own words. Then we followed up with lots of R & R by the pool side.

Kindergarden teacher Ms. Shave
 Kindergarden class room
 Perceptual motor
 Art show - Butterfly art by Kylie

 Pool for primary grades. There are several in the school
 Music class
 Computer class
 Proud of her monkey bar skills
 Refreshing drink in the traditional local packaging
 We baked cookies

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

This Valentine we made heart shaped trinkets or charms made out of *aqua-beads*.  These were a lot of fun to do and because we had to make 23 of them, we started making them early last month. Kylie soon got tired of making nothing but hearts so I ended up making a few of them myself a few times after she went to bed.  This past weekend, we started working on the cards and placing everything together in a small clear bag.  She was so excited about giving these out and trying to sort it by her friend's favorite color. Kylie loves all things crafty and she was thrilled when she got to use my crafting tools which are usually off limits, to finish off her project.

Valentine's Day - off to school.

 Our good friend and neighbor Hannah also rides to school bus.

 Kylie came home with all of these goodies from her classmates.

Sunday, February 06, 2011

My favorite people

Chinese New Year store display. I love all of the lantern decorations this time of year.
Year of the Rabbit

One of my favorite foods to eat. *Tori-Q* japanese satay - bacon wrapped asparagus-our favorite!
The "Lion*Dancers" method of transportation.

Chopstick skills

I've been impressed with Kylie's chopstick skills for quite some time now and I just realized I've never blogged about it. So after lunch at our favorite local teppan yaki place today, I decided that it may be fun to have her play with chopsticks and marshmallows while I take photos to document the event. The result are these pictures that I think are so darn cute! We haven't spent too much time teaching her how to use them, she just sort of watched and followed her Daddy. Now she is independently using them like a little pro on her own. I'm so proud:-)

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

Not quite the pumpkin patch we're used to from back home, but glad to have one nonetheless. The PTA from Kylie's school organized the fall event. Kylie's class is decked out with Halloween decor and she is enjoying the activities leading up to the big dress up party.