Friday, August 26, 2011

some gifts from china

some gifts, all the way from China

One of the ladies that works in same office as my husband went to China to visit her family this summer. She asked Colin if we wanted anything brought back and of course we couldn't say no to the idea of another Chinese dress!

I googled 'girls cheongsam' and let Lilah view the images and more specifically, the colours. It barely took her two minutes to point out the pale pink dress! Well, the amazing Auntie Lynn picked up exactly the one Lilah wanted with the identical cherry blossom embroidery and all! I'm pretty sure it will be d├ębuted this fall, all being well, when the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival rolls around! Auntie Lynn also got Lilah a little pants and shirt set in pale pink which Lilah absolutely adored and wanted to wear right away - even though it's a size 6 and a wee bit big on the shoulders! And last, but by no means least, she bought Lilah a beautiful pink heart shaped trinket box, with a mirror, which quite literally had Lilah at hello. She is all over it.

I snapped a few pictures of Lilah in all her happiness over her new gifts from China. I was explaining to Lilah how that Auntie Lynn was born in China and lives in Canada now, just like her. Her reply was: "Oh. Does she have tanned skin like me?"

13 comments:

  1. She looks darling! I have in mind to look for some of the Chinese dresses that have almost a tutu skirt on the bottom? Have you seen them? I guess both of us will have the opportunity to shop in China soon enough!!

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  2. It is a beautiful outfit and pink looks great on her. I love the little trinket box. I am looking forward to the fall festival once again and all the great food... love dressing up my girls in their chinese outfits!

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  3. How exciting for you and Lilah....she looks so cute! I hope one day before too long we can travel back to get more dresses/outfits for our girls. Emma has all of Kira's but we have run out of dresses that will fit Kira in larger sizes. Funny as when we were in Vietnam adopting Kira the largest dress I bought was a 10 and at the time I thought she would never fit it but that said dress is way to small on her now...hard to believe! Kira who will be 12 next month still loves to wear traditional clothes:)

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  4. that little box is adorable along with the pants and top! Can't wait to see the dress!

    lea
    xo

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  5. She is as ADORABLE as ever... and she says the cutest things, too! I love that she was able to find Lilah the exact same dress she picked out ~ what a treasured gift! There is nothing like something special from her homeland, is there!?!

    Have a blessed weekend! <><
    ~ Tanya

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  6. Absolutely adorable!!! And that would be miss Lilah and all the pics.

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  7. She looks darling. Love the little purse too:)

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  8. Beautiful! I love that last shot with Lilah's cute little toes in the forefront.

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  9. Beautiful!! I love the close ups of her sweet lil hands and feet.

    Gin =)

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  10. Love her little toes!!

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  11. so cute! I love the beautiful outfit - Lilah has great taste! and I L.O.V.E. the feet photo!

    xo ellie

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