Journey to Caitlin

Join us on our Journey to our darling daughter, Caitlin Abigail Lian Phillips

Monday, May 14, 2007

Our First Mother's Day!

Hi all,

Well, we have celebrated our first Mother's Day as Mom and Daughter, and it was all that I hoped it would be. We visited Gram for lunch, and then spent the day at the farm....always a GREAT time. We were able to see Jason's Mom last night, and hope to see her tomorrow. She loved her scrapbook, and it is a work in progress, so it is definitely going to grow!

Of course, Jason's presence was SORELY missed - as it is every day, but honestly, I feel like every day is Mother's Day - I am so blessed to have this precious little girl as my own!!!!!!

Not sure if I told you that CAITLIN IS A CANADIAN!!!!! We received her citizenship last month! Last hurdle prior to the 12 month SW visit!!!!

Now that the weather is nicer, we are spending SO much time outside - Caitlin loves to play outside! She has a sandbox, slide, wagon, and other assorted toys in the back yard, so that keeps her quite busy! She loves to help her Mommy as well - raking, etc.

Hope all is well, and happy MD to all - I will post pics later.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

April 2007

Hi all,

I am really going to try to post here more often.....I hear every once in a while that someone has checked to see if there are any updates.....

April was a fairly good month...Caitlin is really starting to talk up a storm. She labels EVERYTHING, and wants to know the names of new things when she encounters them. I know that some of her words are only recognizable to me, and Grammie, but we still think that she is a genius!

Easter was fun - church, of course - the sermon was wonderful. I am really getting a lot out of it, and beginning to realize that there must be a reason that Jason was taken from us, and we will discover what that is some day. We also had an easter egg hunt at Auntie Jen's - pics attached!

We were at Grammie and Grampie's on Good Friday with Uncle Cam, Aunt Lucie, Neil and Melissa - good fun, as always!

We were able to spend a week at Grammie and Grampie's after Grammie's knee replacement (finally)! - she is doing great, by the way! Caitlin and I spent a lot of time outside - she would rather be outside, even in the rain!
What we initially called "snaggletooth" has turned into a molar, and 3 others have joined it, along with 2 eye teeth in the last 6 weeks - quite a few sleepless nights for Mommy!!!!
Time is passing too quickly - in no time, I will have to go back to work, and she will continue to grow up - before I know it, she will be in school!
I am still trying to scrapbook my darling daughter - time can be an issue, but it is important to me.
Hope all is well with everyone!
Marie and Caitlin XOXO