Jan 31, 2014

January 2014

It is very difficult to comprehend that our little girl will soon be 2&1/2 years young!  The time has gone so quickly - I guess the speed of time is driven by the fulfilment in our life! 
January has been less of a busy month for us and we have enjoyed time with friends, sledding, going out here and there and spending time with family.  We are house hunting and Cailyn still insists that we get a house with a pool and a pony.  We hope to find a home in a neighbourhood with lots of kids and wonderful families.  Previous home purchases were geared towards peace and serenity and now with Cailyn our focus is completely the opposite.  I am looking for a great job as well as looking for a new home.  It's an exciting time for us as we open new doors and new opportunities. 
Recently I bought Cailyn a dreamy ballerina dress, which of course she loves!  Every day after school she demands to wear it around the house, dancing and twirling and singing with it on.  Soon she will be elevated a level at school again.  I dread the transition as it is difficult on her and mommy.  Fortunately, this will be it until she starts kindergarten.
Not a days goes by that we do not think of our surrogate.  Cailyn is quite proud to tell perfect strangers that she was born in India.  We are very proud of her embracing the difference.  We would love to return one day to reunite with our surrogate and give her the opportunity to see what a tremendous gift she has given to us. 

Playing with daddy and grapefruits Jan 27, 2014
Jan 23, 2014 - bossy girl!
Jan 22, 2014  - the dress obsession
The dress obsession part 2

Jan 8, 2014

The Last Week of 2013

The last two weeks of 2013 were super busy, a lot of fun and mildly exhausting.  On the 28th we went to Sesame Street Live which Cailyn LOVED - and we bumped into one of her classmates (Harrison) there so that was fun!  Grover's friend Champki from India visited Toronto to teach the  Sesame Street crew the Jai Ho dance.  Fun fun fun!

The video below is from when the show opened.  Cailyn was so happy and excited and I am so happy we captured it on video.  Beside Cailyn is me...wiping my tears away...why tears?  Well, this was one of those moments I felt so full of joy to have Cailyn in my life that it overwhelmed me.  Seeing her so excited was exactly what I wanted my child to experience, and the fact that finally I was able to also experience this just took over my emotions.

The next day we were off to Chuck E Cheese with friends which I have already blogged about.  Then, it was New Years Eve day and friend called to see if we wanted to do an unplanned, impromptu NYE celebration.  It was a great evening with the kidlets enjoying themselves and the adults enjoying a little food and drink.  The kids all took a bath together and snuggled up on the floor with blankets to watch a movie. 

Cailyn's boyfriend Maxime.  She LOVES him...

The night ended like this.....
2014 is here and I am looking forward to what it brings!  Cailyn continues to develop both emotionally and intellectually.  We remain in awe of her every day -  she says words like anticipation and confused and jealous.  It is just crazy how much we enjoy her and her quirky personality!  I will leave this post with some songs by Cailyn.  Happy New Year!