Thursday, January 31, 2013

Happy January 2013!

Well, it's the end of January already and we're in the middle of our first ever cruise, so I'm just going to add some recent pics for now (I'm unable to add four of the ten photos, so I'll update another day!). Internet service is also very spotty and it's driving me crazy :O. Next month we celebrate our first Forever Family Day :) and our social worker will be visiting for our one-year post-adoption visit. Our little Henry still amazes us every single day with his progress, his personality and his "wicked" sense of humor.

Chat soon...

Henry practicing "swimming" on the floor!
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This little guy LOVES his carousel rides!
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Waking up at 11:30 pm one night to read.
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Helping mummy make a Play-Doh ducky.
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Our first day on the cruise ship.
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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

An incredible year: 2012

Happy New Year's Eve! We've had an amazing 2012 and I still can't believe our little boy has been home for almost 10 months!! We've had an eventful December and I'm happy to report that Henry had a blast on Christmas Day opening all his presents. I don't have time to go into detail but here's a brief summary of our December happenings.

Happy New Year, folks!

We created this photo to be included
with our Christmas card for family
and some friends (who also sent pics
of their kids or pets).
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Helping mama sealing Christmas
card envelopes with stickers!
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Learning to use chopsticks at our fave dim sum spot.
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He was totally fine until he sat on
Santa's lap (he still reminds us about
his Santa's visit like nothing happened!).
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One of my favorite pictures when he insisted on
wearing his cool shades for bath time!
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Sitting in front of the "oven mirror"
to check out his wooly beanie.
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Waiting for daddy to come home from work to open
another window of the Advent House Calendar (I made
this from an Amazon box; finding the gift surprises
were the most difficult part of the process for me!).
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Joining Henry at his preschool's Christmas party.
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My little artist squeezing in some
creative activity on Christmas Eve.
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Enjoying the swing with daddy at our
local playground on Christmas Eve.
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About to open the presents after breakfast
on Christmas Day.
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Although daddy helped Henry unwrap his gifts,
it still took about 1.5 hours (that's why we ate first!)!
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Oh my goodness, you've got to buy
"Symphony in B. Orchestra"
by B. Toys! It's currently sitting on
our coffee table and we ALL play
with it every single day! LOVE IT!
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Our happy sunshine on Boxing Day!
We saved the small toys in the
stockings to be opened the day after
Christmas Day :).