Monday, March 22, 2010

canada's newest little citizen

canada's newest canadian citizen

canada's newest citizen

Lilah wasn't quite so sure what all the pomp and circumstance was about today. I opened the mail this afternoon to find her Certificate of Canadian Citizenship.

'Welcome to the Canadian Family', ...Miss Lilah Grace Xiao Tong!

She did enjoy celebrating with an ice-lolly we found in the freezer! And a quick call to Baba sealed the deal on a celebratory supper out at Mekong tonight!

It was emotional for me. I guess I never really thought about it a lot, but it was. She gave up so much to gain this. It's bittersweet.

I don't remember being emotional at all when Colin and I became Canadian Citizens almost five years ago. Maybe that had to do with the fact that we had to pass a written test. You know, nerves took over when I had to revise for questions like: 'from whom are the m├ętis descended?' or 'who was the first leader of a responsible government in 1849?' or 'when did the canadian charter of rights and freedoms become part of the canadian constitution?'.

Really? Do all Canadians know this stuff?

And more to the point, does she look like someone that cares? Or does she look like she's thinking, "Yum, this is a great lolly! Wish I could be a new Canadian every day"? Oh and she told me that the colour of the lolly was the same as her dress. Did I mention she's astute?

canada's newest citizen

canada's newest citizen

canada's newest citizen

canada's newest citizen

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11 comments:

  1. Congratulations on being a Canadian and part of this fabulous country! Love Love Love the dress, and the popsicle looks yummy!

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  2. Ann in Ottawa22 March, 2010

    CONGRATULATIONS LILAH GRACE!!! Welcome to the glorious and free! Tell your Mom what you really need to celebrate is your own wee hockey stick…

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  3. Thanks Ann!

    I'm trying to avoid anything hockey related! :) I'm not a morning person ...at all!

    Jill

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  4. I want one of those cards!! That test sounds terrifying...good thing I have a couple of years to study...:)

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  5. Congratulations Lilah Grace! I love on the letter where they say "Welcome to the Canadian Family"!

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  6. Jill,
    Congratulations to Lilah!!!! So exciting!!!

    I absolutely love the lighting and coloring of these photos.. So beautiful!!

    Have a great day!
    ~Diana

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  7. How adorable! Congratulations!

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  8. Congratulations!! Adorable Lilah photos.

    Gin =)

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  9. How nice! Congrats to Lilah!

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  10. That's the cutest study of a green Popsicle that I've ever seen! Lilah has the best expressions!

    Donna
    Our Blog: Double Happiness!

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