For my older daughters I remember start preparing for the birthday months before but I am just realizing that I am "out of practice" (is that the right way to say? anyway, you may know what I mean...).
For Gabriela and Letycia I made picture albums for every birthday, including their invitation, and also they had pictures taken at a professional studio every year till they reached 15 (Letycia missed hers due to dance competition...), and for Vivienne I want to do exactly the same. The difference will be for the number of guests that this time, for Vivienne being home exactly two months when she turns two, we will invite only close friends, people that followed our adoption very close and was always there supporting us during our frustrations and cheering with us when we received her referral , when we left for China, in China and today in our home.
But today Vivienne saw a little snow for the first time and had a funny first reaction... she got scared and cried, so Gabby started playing with her and let her feel the snow in her face then the cry changed to a big laugh.... that's my little one... a happy sweet little girl that we are all crazy in love... already saying few words in English and Portuguese...cute, smart and full of energy!!!! Thanks God for this bless in our life!
|tio Hugo's birthday|
|Just loved the pumpkins....|
|.....but not on Halloween night!|
|it was hard to take her out of her ladybug costume|
|first snow reaction....|