More Fun Activities…

Exactly one month from today, Mimi and Brianne will be moving back to Hong Kong. Every time I think about that, my heart feels like it’s breaking into a million pieces. I know that sounds dramatic, but it’s the truth.

I haven’t lived under the same roof as my sister for 18 years. In fact, we haven’t lived in the same country for 15 years! To spend this last year together in the same household, with our girls, has been the greatest blessing for us in so many ways. The first few months were hard…and reminiscent of our teenage years where our sibling rivalry was at its peak. My sister and I are polar opposites in many of our personality traits, so learning to live together again was challenging. But, along the way, a few miracles happened and brought us closer together than ever. We learned a lot about each other through this short year, and I’m seeing her and appreciating her in a whole new way…

Needless to say, the best part of this year has been for Brianne and Bridgette to share an unforgettable kindergarten year together. Despite the occasional quarrel or two, they have gotten together tremendously well under the same roof. They do everything together, and genuinely love one another’s company. There are few things that I adore in this world as much as watching the girls interact with one another…they way Brianne rolls over laughing at Bridgette’s jokes, the comfort they give one another during sad times, their combined creativity to create the funniest projects around the house…..gosh, I could go on and on.

Before I start weeping again, I should start finalizing the adventures that we’ve planned for their last month here. I’m so back logged on posting everything that we did since the beginning of 2013, so here’s a photo recap of more fun activities we had the last few months….

Brianne’s Farewell Party with her Kindergarten Class:

We hired a magician/face painter to entertain the kids
We hired a magician/face painter to entertain the kids
Goofy times with classmates
Goofy times with classmates

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Helping themselves to toppings at the ice cream station
Helping themselves to toppings at the ice cream station

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What girls do vs. what boys do :)
What girls do vs. what boys do 🙂

Cherry picking on a rainy day:

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Most of the cherries were too high for the girls to reach, so they had to get creative
Most of the cherries were too high for the girls to reach, so they had to get creative

We quickly found out that my sis and Alan were good tree climbers, I was a good spotter, Brianne was a good catcher with the bucket, and Bridgette…..well, Bridgette was a fantastic taster! 🙂

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Working hard for their cherries!
Working hard for their cherries!

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Brianne was also a great sweeper! :)
Brianne was also a great sweeper! 🙂

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After an afternoon of hard work....
After an afternoon of hard work….

Cheering for the Giant’s this season:

Little Giant fans in the making
Little Giant fans in the making
The best part of the ball game for them
The best part of the ball game for them

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Spoiled by Uncle Tony with tickets to a suite with all you can eat popcorn, chips, and hot dogs! :)
Spoiled by Uncle Tony with tickets to a suite with all you can eat popcorn, chips, and hot dogs! 🙂

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Brianne loved being a cheerleader
Brianne loved being a cheerleader

Ethan’s 1st birthday celebration:

The two girls with Aunty Amanda
The two girls with Aunty Amanda

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As much as we love a great adventure, we also love our day to day moments where we just enjoy what we have around us….

Farmer's Market with friends
Farmer’s Market with friends
Bridgette lost her first tooth, and the second one shortly after!
Bridgette lost her first tooth, and the second one shortly after!

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They love to shabu-shabu!
They love to shabu-shabu!
Playdate with Kristen and Jonathon who visited from Hong Kong
Playdate with Kristen and Jonathon who visited from Hong Kong

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