Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Birthday girls

I was very upset when we missed our daughter’s first birthday. We should have been there for it. We had our referral in way enough time to receive her 3 weeks prior to turning 1. Alas the American Consulate was being incompetent so we were severally delayed.(I blame George Bush…it may not be his fault…but I like to blame him for stuff as he’s not my favourite president. LOL)
Anyway—many of us missed our daughter’s birthdays here. All but 2 of the 13 have October birthdays in this group…so Dennis and Lina (our coordinators) planned a birthday party for all the girls. We all ate yummy Chinese food, and played a traditional Chinese game where the babies on their first birthday are set before a large mat with many items that symbolize jobs they may have in the future. Our baby pulled a small pot out and Lina declared she would own a restaurant someday. (I’m okay with that…free grub!) Afterwards we had a huge cake with all the girls names on it and sang happy birthday to them all. It was wonderful. Lydia got cake everywhere and we all felt a little better having given them a very special first birthday together.


Blogger PeiLien said...

Happy B-Day Lydia.....glad you had a party. Lissa & Russel SHE IS BEAUTIFUL!! She looks (is) so happy with you!!

Enjoy the rest of your trip....


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