Thursday, October 11, 2012

A time to give and everyday

This weekend marked William's first Thanksgiving with the family. As it turned out, we celebrated with both families coming to Ottawa (except for our dear family members in the east coast). Grandmaman and grandpapa came and brought with them 2 special gifts for the kids to set the mood. These funny pumpkins were the highlight of the evening! 

It was really special having both families down for dinner - a dinner fusion of asian and french canadian foods.  :0) Obviously there was a lot to be thankful for, but every year it boils down to our healthy happy (growing) family and friends.  This Thanksgiving was extra special because we got to also celebrate William's adoption being finalized. It is finally official!  Our beautiful (temperamental) son is ours forever. It's hard to believe he has been home only for 10 months.

It's been a year to be thankful for many things.  We feel very blessed.

ps.  The other thing we are very thankful for...the basement is finally done...well 95% done. Yay! Here's a peek.

Papa's space

The Kid's Space

Maman's space?....on the couch by the big screen TV of course!  :0P

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

William's Baptism's been a long time coming. We planned on having it down at Niagara-on-the-lake in the summer, but plans were disrupted unfortunately. The good thing was we still celebrated with lots of family and friends here in Ottawa.  Our little man did well for the ceremony (thank goodness Maman packed a bottle and he did a power nap in the morning!). We had a church ceremony at 1pm followed by a reception with family and friends back at the house after. It was a beautiful day and everyone had fun.

The weather turned out perfect, so we kicked the kids outside in the backyard!  

William found a deep connection with cousin Xan. Xan celebrated his birthday the night before. It was a big weekend for both!.

Thank you for everyone who came showed their love  and support on this special day. For all family and friends who were not able to make it, your love and support was felt.