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Lisa
West Coast, Canada
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Yep, it's our annual beach holiday/adoption reunion trip. The pictures kind of look the same every year except the kids get bigger and bigger! I like it that way - predictable and always fun! Definitely some sad moment this year... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at Little Acorn
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We traveled out of town in July so that Adeline could spend a week at Orchestra Camp. I don't know if we'll do it again, but she loved it and it was a good experience for her and a nice... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at Little Acorn
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Can you believe it? FOUR! I just have to say all the cliched things? Where has my baby gone? The time went so fast? It was just yesterday that she was placed in my arms... But seriously - all those... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at Little Acorn
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June was an absolute WHIRLWIND at our house. So much happens at the end of school year - field trips, concerts, special days, track meets... whew. Plus we had some issues crop up with the child who was bullying Adeline... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at Little Acorn
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Three years ago today our family was complete when Miss Vivian joined us! I couldn't be happier that when Vivian needed a Mama that I was the one chosen for that job. The baby we met that day was sick,... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at Little Acorn
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Adeline loves playing her violin in the Performing Arts Festival every spring! She always takes on a challenge and she works hard in the months leading up to Festival and when the time finally comes she is eager to get... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at Little Acorn
A short video of some of the highlights of Vivian's very first concert. She was SO excited. After watching Adeline have her turn again and again it was finally Vivian's time to perform and she did a fabulous job up... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at Little Acorn
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Welcome, Year of the Rooster! Aren't they lovely in their ao dai? Vietnamese princesses. It was a fabulous weekend of parties, feasting, staying up late and all sorts of family fun. Now let's bring on spring!!! Save Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Little Acorn
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Just a few pictures from Christmas - Santa FINALLY came through with roller skates for Adeline and Vivian got the "shiny noisy shoes" she's been hoping for and will start tap class in January! Save Save Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2017 at Little Acorn
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A few minutes drive from our house is the epi-centre of Christmas spirit in our city - we call it "The Million Light House" since that's what Adeline declared it the first time we visited when she was two. I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2017 at Little Acorn
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January has never been my month. As soon as the Christmas lights are down my mood always takes a trip to the basement with them. This year is no different, even though nothing is wrong and fundamentally I know I've... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2017 at Little Acorn
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Yesterday was one of those classic west-coast winter days with pelting rain, high winds and temperatures just above freezing, so of course we went to get our tree! I do think the weather facilitated some stellar decision making and we... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2016 at Little Acorn
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Finally! It's been 3 years since we had any snow. Adeline has been DESPERATE for it to snow. I suppose this really counts as Vivian's first snow experience as all we had was a slight flurry when she was a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2016 at Little Acorn
Vivi LOVES to dance! She asks every single morning if it's ballet day and she can't wait to start the class where you wear the "very shiny and very noisy black shoes". Tiny Ballerina Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2016 at Little Acorn
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Vivian has loved the idea of ballet every since she heard it existed. I think the outfits have a lot to do with it as well as the general fanciness of the whole thing. This girl loves to be fancy!... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2016 at Little Acorn
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September was quite the month. Whew. HUGE changes for all of us as Vivian went off to preschool for the first time and the transition from summer to school proved to be a challenging one for Adeline (and for me... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2016 at Little Acorn
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That's right, dayS. BOTH my babies were off to school today. We have had a truly fabulous summer and I suppose I'm ready (maybe sort of) to get back into the school year routine. All of us are going to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2016 at Little Acorn
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Labour Day weekend means the fair! I can't remember why we didn't go last year (weather related, I think), but I'm so glad we went this year. We all had enormous fun and the weather was perfectly cloudy and cool. Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2016 at Little Acorn
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We live in a town that gets a lot of tourists. Hordes of them, at times. Many locals steer clear of downtown in the summer because of it, but not Adeline - she's down there every chance she can get,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at Little Acorn
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At one, Vivian didn't even want to sit on the pony. No way. At two, Vivian was ALL ABOUT riding the pony, right up until it was actually time to ride the pony and then she just couldn't go through... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at Little Acorn
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My happy place. I look forward to this holiday all year long. Save Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at Little Acorn
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So Vivian runs up to me while I'm loading the dishwasher after breakfast and says "Quick, Mama! Get the camera! I need to see what this face looks like!" and then she makes this face and holds it until I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at Little Acorn
Once again, I'm bursting with pride. I love watching Adeline perform. Adeline works very hard and performing is where it all pays off for her. She loves to be on the stage and I love to see her so happy... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at Little Acorn
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You can't dispute that seven is squarely in big kid territory. I know someday we'll look back and think "Oh, wasn't she little and sweet and innocent at seven?" but for now I look at her with amazement sometimes and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at Little Acorn