Every day when I get home from school I say, "Hello Kitty Dress please Mama!", "Bow shoes please", "Hello Kitty socks please".
And everywhere I go I must have one of my three favorite soft cloth dollies with me.
This is me with my favorite Teddy Newf
Books are another of my favorite things. I like to drag mine all out and have them surrounding me for easy access. As always I have my Hello Kitty dress on and one of my favorite dollies by my side. This particular dolly was the exact one my Daddy gave me when I first met him and Mommy in China. Thanks Papa for picking out this great dolly.
Speaking of China, I am a big fan of the Nickelodeon show "Ni Hao KaiLan!" I now use two Mandarin phrases on a regular basis: Ni Hao (hello) and Xie Xie (thank you).
One of my favorite episodes is when KaiLan and her friends go on an airplane to China. I have lots of pictures of myself when I was a baby in China and I've decided I'm ready to go back for a visit. Mama says she will take me when I get older, and since I am a little older everyday I make sure to mention at least 10 times a day so she doesn't forget... "Mama, I want to go China. Mama and Natalie fly on airplane in the sky, ok?"
[Note From Mama: She calls China "Natalie's China" and says "No you China, Daddy/Mommy; Natalie's China!" I want to take her on a heritage trip in about 10 years.]
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"Welcome home to the Happy Haus" is the greeting I used to receive from Gary when we arrived home from work each day. Gary and I brought our daughter Natalie home from China in November 2011 to live with us in our cozy cottage. In October of 2013, we unexpectedly lost Gary, our dear husband, father and friend.
Our family includes our two sweet Newfoundland dogs, Katie and Louie. Newfoundlands are working dogs, so we make sure our two always have a job to do. Katie and Louie are both certified therapy dogs and bring lots of joy to people who are in need of some Newfie love. They have also competed in Rally Obedience. Katie has earned a Rally Advanced title and Louie has earned a Rally Excellent title. In keeping with Newf tradition, Katie has become a proficient draft dog while Louie prefers practicing water rescue whenever he gets an opportunity. They are also both protectors of their little sister, Natalie.