Last weekend we had a Chinese exchange student stay with us. The Chinese come to Australia for about 10 days, spend three days in Adelaide with their host family and then go on to Melbourne, Canberra and then Sydney before flying home, bit of a whirlwind trip.
So meet "Jelly" this being her nickname because she likes to eat Jelly. She was an absolute sweety and by the end of her three days we found out that she was quite the rebel, which we affectionately told her. She is quite the modern young Chinese woman, very open minded about her country and the politics that surround it, and is not afraid to stand up and say she doesn't like something. She had us in stitches with some of her thoughts. Her English was excellent, she was even able to share jokes with us on Saturday night, talk about laugh, I had tears she was hillarious.
It was sad to see her go Monday night, I would have loved to have had her for a little longer, three days really isn't enough, you start to get to know them and then they are off again. Renee, really connected with her, which was great, I think they shared the same "outthere" personality and Jelly knew how to have a good time, so here are some pics.
We did the dolphin cruise on Sunday, not many dolphins unfortunately, but it was a nice outing, the school had taken them to the Wildlife park on the Saturday to see the animals, which she loved. The last pic is saying goodbye, she was in tears, poor thing, aw gee the mother in me comes out when they are like this, I hate seeing them so sad!!! I am getting better though, LOL.
And to finish up with this post here are a couple more pics of Caitlin, she really is the sweetest little thing. Donna and Ben came home with their precious little bundle last Friday night and they are going great guns. Caitlin has put on 250 grams so is doing just great and breast feeding so far is going well. Donna is so relaxed and so happy, I am so proud of her!
The pics of Caitlin her daddy took, she was still in hospital, aint she just the cutest and the last one, is of Celina, our middle sister. I love this pic, the emotion you can see on Celina, (not sure why I didn't include in my last post, so just had to share it now). Celina has two boys and was always the sister that I could see with a little girl, however she loves her nieces and this little one is extra special because we both have more time as Aunties to spoil and spoil, it's the best.
Renee and I went shopping last Saturday, to buy up for our newest addition to the family and boy did we have fun. Aunty Leanne, ending up very happy, having bought Caitlin her first pair of bathers, they are so darn cute. Nothing better than seeing little fat legs and a baby butt in a pair of cute little bathers, and yes they are a little big for her at present but won't be long LOL. Also bought lots of pink other things, I love pink. Found the cutest, ruffliest little dress for her and just had to have it, unfortunately it's too big for her at present, so hoping she will grow into it before it gets too cold. Anyway enough rambling from me, enjoy the pics. Really got to find the time to start Scrapping some of them, havent done any for ages, still have Donna's pregnancy album to do, at this rate it may be a combined pregnancy album and first year of Caitlin, hopefully finished in time for her first Birthday, LOL.