This blog chronicles the miracles and struggles of our daughters, Emily and Olivia. Emily was born 15 weeks early and had many complications, but she continues to amaze us! Olivia, born in China with heart complications, is also beating the odds. She joined her forever family (us!) when she was four years old and has been doing wonderfully! UPDATE: We started homeschooling August 2009 :)

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Olivia came from a subtropical climate in Southern China, but she does not seem to mind the cold here at all! In fact, it was hard to get her to come in from playing in the first snow fall. When she did come in, instead of wanting to warm up with hot chocolate, she promptly changed into a swim suit (which she's wearing here as she trims the tree, fortunately with other clothes, for a change!).
On the nights we are able to convince her to put on warm, footed PJs, once in bed, she unzips them in protest, throws off the covers and turns on the ceiling fan! She also resists wearing a winter coat and often takes it off in the car and tosses it on the floor. People in China would be shaking their heads in disapproval, telling us we're not dressing her warmly enough! We try, but she's got a mind of her own! Some days I wonder why I bother to pick out clothes for in the morning because they never stay on! She leaves clothes strewn all over the house from all of her changes throughout the day into multiple "princess" dresses, swim suits and gymnastics leotards. I guess that just comes with the territory when you have a princess in the house. Below the pix I've added a video of the princess singing.

Tomorrow is Emily's big day! She just helped me mix her birthday cake which is now in the oven and she's getting very excited. Olivia wanted to help with the batter, too, but was a bit bewildered by the mixer and didn't want to touch the scary thing! She did, however, enjoy licking a beater :)

I asked Olivia to sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and she opted for the ABCs instead. As you can see, that's one we haven't worked on much!

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