WOW! We've had a lot of firsts this month-Baby K turned 10 months old, she got her first tooth, and has taken some steps with her activity walker. She has also mastered what we call "the monkey face" and put two words together. It would have been nice for the first words to be "love mama" but of course it had to be "bad pop-pop" referring to G's cat Lollipop.
Lollipop is our cat that we adopted when Baby K's adoption was taking so long and we wanted to reaffirm and show the positive effects of adoption to G. (Actually we went to the local SPCA and she was so irresistibly cute that we couldn't leave her behind.) Her cuteness has been severely overshadowed by the amount of destruction she has bestowed upon our house. But what are you going to do-she's part of the family now?
The Monkey Face
Concentrating on those first steps
There's that tooth in the top!
G has also had a busy month. She and I went to our first Girl Scout event. World Thinking Day 2010 was an event that spot-lighted different countries. Each troop had to pick a different country, create a display board about the country, have a food to share and a small "swap" for everyone. Our troop chose The Marshall Islands-I wonder whose suggestion that was :-) See pic below of G in her Daisy uniform-look how grown-up she looks!
We celebrated Chinese New Year at Aunt M's house-thanks Aunt M for doing such a great job on the decorations and food! I got pics of both girls in traditional Chinese dresses. This was the first of three Chinese New Year celebrations that we would attend in February. The second was organized by the local Chinese community and G actually danced in the show. I got a video and if I can find time and the instructions for the camera, I may try to load it. The third celebration will be this coming weekend with our local FCC. This is the event where G gets to see all of her China friends as she likes to say.
For all my China friends, note what's written on the bottom of Baby K's shoe. She's wearing the squeaky shoes that we brought home from China for G. It's hard for me to remember G being that little when I look at her now-she's become such a great big sister. She spends a lot of time with Baby K-see pic of the two of them watching TV together.
CNY celebration at Aunt M's house
The Jones girls kicking back watching some of the "big box"
We've had so much snow this month that I was afraid that G would miss her Valentine Party at school but they managed to get back to class and to have their party on the Monday following Valentine's Day. (Then they missed two more days after that) There is this bulletin board in the hallway outside of G's classroom that is always decorated for the current holiday-it's become our "picture spot".
The girls and our favorite cousin, J at the kindergarten V-Day party