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Xin Hu Parent’s Day


The day before National Holiday, Xin Hu Preschool hosted a Parent’s Day.

Thankfully, Hubs and I were both able to attend. (I know this meant a lot to Schäfer.)

Oh yes, this is Miss Sianna: lace socks, mary jane shoes, fancy outfit and a bow in her hair.

While Schäfer attended

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Mid-Autumn Festival 2010

09.22 – 09.24

Mid-Autumn Festival is one day.

For some reason, the powers that be, allow everyone to take a three day holiday with the understanding that two of those days must be “made up”.

Mid-Autumn Festival is one day.

This year, Mid-Autumn Festival fell on a Wednesday. Thursday and Friday were also deemed as

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Adoption Finalization: Why Hawaii?

We keep receiving questions about why we went to Hawaii to complete Sianna’s citizenship. I’ve tried to write out the process as we understood it in case anyone should ask again.

Please note that we were under the i-600a paperwork. We are not familiar with the i-800 process or any Hague requirements. Why did you

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Two Strange Encounters

09.21. 2010 – Strange Encounter #1

It was the eve of Mid-Autumn Festival. I hadn’t gone to the market that morning, so I strapped Sianna in our bike and allowed Schäfer to ride his bike beside me. Despite the fact that we have to cross two busy roads to get to the market, the boy

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Saturday School

In China, it’s common to attend a Saturday School. These schools host classes that are suppose to be special activities for the kids. There’s art class, Chinese calligraphy, English, taikwondo, ballet, modern dance, etc.

I was hoping to find a gymnastics program for Schäfer. He’s so active and loves being physically challenged. Unfortunately, there is

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The ultrasound confirmed what we’ve suspected all long…

If you’ve seen me eat, then you too have had your suspicions.

Now, it has been officially confirmed:

I am, in fact, giving birth to the Very Hungry Caterpillar.