Monday, June 02, 2008

Meilynn Turns 3 !!!!!!!!!!!!

Meilynn Grace Shiyue turns 3!  On May 24th Meilynn turned three.  It is hard to believe that she has only been a part of our family for 10 months.  We cannot imagine our family without her.  She loves Hello Kitty, Chocolate ice cream, and Miso soup!  She has a smile that will light up a room.  She can be a tease and is quite stubborn.  She is extremely observant and does not miss a thing.  She is a Daddy's girl.
Our first peek at She Shiyue And here she is today!
Another picture at referral
And now! A picture we think where she lived just before we came to get her Here she is getting to lick the beaters from her first birthday she shared with us. The day her party supplies arrived in the mail.  Meilynn has loved Hello Kitty from the beginning.  She is our first child out of three that has a stuffed animal that is so important to her.  I have to wash it weekly.  I tried to find another just like it so that we would have one for upstairs and one for down but I couldn't find the same one again.  It seems like we are always looking for Hello Kitty.  One night I spent two hours trying to find her.  She was hiding between two chairs.
Meilynn and Emma could not wait to open the box of party supplies.
Emma and Meilynn Emma and Meilynn
I love this one of her studying her birthday cake
With big sister Meghan With big sister Kami The party table.  (we are in the middle of a remodel) Seeing her cake on Daddy's shoulders just after Mommy finished making it. Giving Mommy a bite. With Uncle Matt Cousin Brooke and Meilynn
Blowing out the candles
Opening the camera that Emma bought Meilynn A Hello Kitty blanket from Meghan's boyfriend, Nick The new Hello Kitty! Hello Kitty music box We had a little trouble with the pinata.  I bought one where you just pull a string so that you don't have to hit at it.  I never liked the idea of beating the pinata.  You were supposed to pull a string and one of the strings was supposed to make the candy fall out.  We pulled every string without anything happening.  We finally had to  pry open the bottom and shake the candy out.  We don't have the best track record with pinatas. The first time we had one was with our oldest daughter Kami.  I was so excited to have her birthday.  I filled it with all kinds of chocolate.  It was a little donkey.  Everyone took their turn at hitting it but when it broke open it looked like the pinata was going to the bathroom!  Liquid chocolate filled with candy wrappers plopped out.  Kami's birthday is in August and we live in Southern California where it was close to 100 degrees.  I learned my lesson that day to never put chocolate in a pinata on a hot day!
Meilynn had a wonderful birthday.  Emma was sick that day and actually  slept through a lot of the party.  I had a few people ask me about doing birthdays together or separate.  It was hard doing the birthday's separate.  They are a little young for understanding why one is getting all of the gifts.  But I think it went as well as can be expected.  I made Emma a part of the planning and we went shopping just the two of us to pick out Meilynn's gift from Emma.  On a few items that I bought I bought both girls.  But I did not wrap Emma's and they just show up as we use them.  For example.  I bought Meilynn a Hello Kitty bug catcher.  One of our favorite things is going a walks and looking at bugs and flowers.  I could not buy a bug catcher for Meilynn and go on a walk and only have Meilynn able to catch bugs.  So Meilynn opened her gift on her birthday but the day we went on a walk I had one for each of them.  This is how I solved that problem.  I do think it is important for them to have their own special day and Meilynn did get presents that Emma didn't.  This too is all part of growing up


prechrswife said...

Happy birthday to Meilynn! She has grown so much since that first referral picture of the sweet little girl with big eyes. :-)

Lori and Pete said...

Happy Birthday to Meilynn! Looks like your family is leading a parallel life to ours. We adopted our first April of 2005 and our second in August of 2006, almost one year before each of your girls. Our second was older than our first, just like yours. However, yours look a lot more like twins than ours and our girls are almost 2 years older. The time sure flies by fast. Oh, and we also live in So. California (sort of).


Jewel4dug said...

I was so happy I got to be at your birthday party Miss Meilynn!!
I love you very much and I look forward to many happy Birthday parties to come