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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Cafrin is here, Cafrin is here!

Our dear friend Catherine from Canada (of Catherine's Chatter) came to visit and we are all beside ourselves with excitement. She got in late last night and the girls were still awake (combo of a weird 4-hour nap and a big fruity smoothie thing they drank late at night) so they got to come back downstairs and say hello. There was much squealing, some of it was even from the girls. Ro and Ree are upstairs alone with Cafrin (as they call her) right now and who knows what they're doing. I'm taking advantage of these few quiet minutes to post some pictures and then I'll hightail it upstairs to rescue her. Wheeeee, Cafrin's here and we got back out of bed at 10 o'clock to say hi!!!: Wheeeeeee, Cafrin's here and we got to stay up late! First Cafrin had to meet all their friends: The girls made sure she hugged all of their friends Then she got real little girlie hugs (hardly anything better in this world if you ask me): First hug from Cafrin (well second, I got the first one) Then she got the dubious honor of meeting Orange Bucket (Ree's little stuffed duck). Gotta give Cafrin bonus points, she didn't even tease Ree about the name: Cafrin gets the honor of meeting Orange Bucket (the stuffed duck) The girls couldn't wait to show Cafrin their Oriental Trading Company catalog. Yes, apparently this was of dire importance and just couldn't wait until morning. Ree was so excited she was jumping up and down: One of the first things they wanted to show her was the Oriental Trading Company catalog The girls helped Cafrin unpack the "fancy hotel minibar" they assembled for her. They put in m'n'm chapstick (it's kind of a rank chocolate flavor), yellow kleenex, pringles, water, coffee-covered macadamia nuts, chocolate altoids, and some other stuff I can't remember): ' Cafrin got a little chocolate brown outfit for Hannah (from me) and her very own pink bucket (from the girls -- I think they noticed gifts being given and thought they should give her something.): Cafrin got a little outfit for Hannah from me and her own bucket from the girls In honor of the visit, my mom made a pan of apricot dream bars and dropped it off (still warm!) last night. We hit it pretty hard last night, but we've still got enough left to keep us all smiling: DSC_9791 Oops, just saw one of the girls tear downstairs and head outside wearing her snowboots and the pink bucket on her head. I'd better run.

20 comments:

  1. Anonymous2/08/2009

    Yea, Cafrin is here and everyone is smiling including "orange bucket". Enjoy

    wela

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  2. Enjoy your visit with sweet Cafrin! Take good care of her. Have mucho fun!

    Keep smilin!

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  3. Oh you guys will have such a nice time! Isn't "bloggy" world fun? Gracie and I got to meet Catherine when she was at Disney last November... fun stuff! Have fun kids (that's for all of ya!)

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  4. Yeah Cafrin made it! Enjoy your visit and have tons of fun!

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  5. Wheeee!!! The fun has begun!! What a treat that the girls were still up as I was prepared to have to wait until morning to see them and that would have been tough!!

    Love you all so much! The fun has just begun!!

    PS - Thanks for the dream bars wela. Mmmmm....they're the best. Hmmmm, think I have one right now! Gotta run...

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  6. Anonymous2/08/2009

    have fun :)

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  7. oh yeah you are so lucky to see Catherine again:) Please give her hugs from Lorraine & Adia:)

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  8. I know all of you will have a fabulous time. I can't wait to see mor pictures.

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  9. Enjoy your visit!!

    I had to laugh at the pink bucket....looks like Hannah will be all ready for her experience with the flu!!

    Your Mom is so sweet....those dream bars look delicious!

    Lisa

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  10. Cafrin is one of my dearest friends and I know how much she was looking forward to seeing all of you. Have fun and be sure to tell Cafrin to bring back some California warmth back to Canada. :)

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  11. I have to ask about the two piece pajamas??? Do they have little asian characters on them? Just wondering what brand they are?

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  12. My daughter is obsessed with the latest Walmart sales paper with all the pink valentine stuff in it. Oriental trading is at least interesting to see all the toys.

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  13. I can't remember wela dropping off dream bars when /we/ came to visit...

    *sulk*

    But you can tell from the pictures just how excited Ro and Ree are... have a blast!

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  14. I've been following since you travled to China for the girls...so fun to watch them grow. LOve that you eat bacon and raw cookie dough! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE write more about not being a perfect mom as you mentioned you might. When I read your answer in the sidebar, I felt as though you were talking about me! Would love to know I am not alone!

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  15. Anonymous2/08/2009

    Would you consider posting the recipe for the delicious looking apricot dream bars? Thanks!

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  16. So glad that she arrived safe and sound! Have a fantastic time together. :)

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  17. Looks like all are having a great time!!! I am sure Cafrin is feeling the love. At least you can see love flowing out of those sweet little girls.

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  18. You have adorable children, great family and wonderful friends. In the materialistic world you have a Mac Book Pro, a D300, nice lenses....I only see one thing lacking...a SB800 for your camera. Get one and you will be amazed.

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  19. Hi guys, the recipe for the apricot dream bars is posted here:
    http://salsainchina.blogspot.com/2008/03/distressing-dearth-of-dessert.html

    It is a fabulous recipe!! (Even better when your mom makes them and delivers)

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  20. Anonymous2/09/2009

    I am a long time lurker who enjoys your blog very much. I just wanted to clue you in on a few more youtube videos my girls have enjoyed. The first is a Japanese game show called Human Tetris. Very strange!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ll2kajMH2u0
    Another is the 70's Toostsie Roll commercial:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qayjR8Qbyfc

    And last is the 70's Tootsie pop commercial:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IA5Cv_5-g8

    We have enjoyed your list!

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