Hintons 2015

Hintons 2015

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Learning to walk & Chinese New Year



Maddy took her first step on her own January 22, but this week especially she has really been starting to practice a lot. She takes about 5-6 steps and then either looks for the nearest object to grab and she falls into a crawl. She walks from mom to dad and back. She walks from the couch to the barricade around the TV and then to the dog. We put her squeaky shoes on her and she really gets a kick out of hearing the squeak with each step.

Over the weekend we celebrated Chinese New Year with some of the adoptive & pre-adoptive families from the MN Red Thread group. On Sat we went to Albertville to a party in a home. Maddy was 1 of 4 girls there & it was so fun to see how the girls are growing, talking & walking. On Sunday we went to the local FCC (Families with Children from China) celebration held at a school in Crystal. This celebration had hundreds of participants & included cultural dances, crafts and vendors with various wares. The adoptees at this event were a wide range of ages (Maddy being to one of the youngest to teenagers). It's fun to be able to integrate some of the Chinese culture into our family's life and look forward to celebrating this event for years to come.


A few CNY pictures:




8 comments:

Tracy said...

Look at our sweet girls on the couch! It is getting more fun every time we get together to watch them interact. Maddy is so cute learning to walk.

Tracy

Louanne said...

I love the hands in the air new toddler walk!! So fun!

Amy said...

Cute pictures...I'm so sad I missed the party!

I was a little sad when Olivia started walking...I wanted her to stay a baby for as long as possible. But its so nice when they can walk around on their own.

Tracy said...

I love the way Maddy is holding onto Charlotte's arm for balance, too.

Beverly said...

Go Maddy GO

Beverly

Kelly & Sindy said...

Maddy, is such a sweetheart!! I
LOVED ALL THE CHINESE NEW YEAR
PICS!!! TOMMORROW IS OUR CHINESE
NEW YEAR HERE IN AZ. I AM SO
LOOKING FOWARD TO IT!!!

TAKE CARE,

SINDY

P.S. THANKS FOR STOPPING BY ALLIE'S
BLOG!!!

Cristina said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog Tanya! Isn't Nanchang one of the best spots??? I really miss our time there - would love to go back again soon. Your Maddy is just gorgeous, but of course she is - she is a Jiangxi girl!!

Cristina (aka Tassie)

Jeff and Amy said...

Looks like fun, Maddy is such a little sweetie:)