Dear Elisha and Meimei,
Meimei, this picture was taken on my 31st birthday last 2008. You’re 4 months in my tummy so this is my first birthday with you if I may say, hihi. And of course, I’m wearing my favorite color 🙂
Purple @ 31
And look at you EJ… you and papa gave me what we call the samwits kiss… Oh how I love this happy family kiss that we always share, usually at bedtime but done anytime we feel like it 🙂 We each take turn to be in the middle and it’s so much fun doing it that you sometimes would like to have 2 turns 🙂
Happy Family Samwits Kiss
And since we were in China at that time, we just had a simple celebration with our “family” away from home – Auntie Imee, Auntie Cathy and Uncle Jon. Auntie Cindy wasn’t able to come so we missed her that night. These friends have been with us through our toughest times and because of them, life in a foreign land became more beautiful. I miss them very much.
EJ, they all love you… Mei, auntie Cathy is your ninang 🙂 So kikay and inta just like your mama, hihi.
My entry for:
Today is April 1st and it’s only 15 days away from your 2nd birthday! Am I excited? Kinda! Not because we will have fancy celebration but because you’re gonna be officially stepping into the trainable, teachable, terrific, talented, talkative and totally trendy two year old! Everyday you amaze me with new things and who knows what you’ll be capable on the day you turn 2 years old. You’re learning really fast and now more than ever is the best time to train you in the way you should go as written in Proverbs 22:6.
Initially, your papa and I planned that we will have our Shanghai trip on your birthday since it’s on a Saturday. But since your ama and angkong are coming over on the 22nd, we will just have a simple gathering on your birthday and hopefully the pictorial and will postpone the Shanghai trip to the ZOO when ama and angkong are here. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it as you really love watching animals in your videos, so it’s time you’ll see most of them for real! And if we will be allowed to touch them, it’ll be more exciting!
Aside from 15 days away from your birthday, today is also very significant as I will launch this blog into the open 🙂 This is my first entry for this new blog. My previous letters for you and ahia came from my other blog SheWritesYouWrite. It took me 2 whole days and nights transferring them and formatting this blog! But now it’s finally good to go! It is my prayer that not only I and your papa will write letters for you and your ahia, but also family and friends can share and express their love for you both.
It’s now 11:11pm and we’re all still up! You and papa are watching GLEE on the big tv, your ahia just finished writing his letter for me 🙂 and here I am, writing this letter for you.
I love you Meimei, more than you’ll ever know sweatheart… Goodnight!
This was taken this morning after breakfast. This is one of your favorite activities, painting. But this is the first time for you to hold a real brush 😀