This is my darling goddaughter wrapped in her quilt celebrating her 2nd birthday. We gave her a 'Curious George' dvd, a little monkey purse and her quilt - yes there was a monkey theme! She immediately wrapped herself in the quilt and wore it as a cape and then later snuggled under it watching her dvd - what more could I have asked for? She is a very bright and intelligent child (must take after me) but will give her parents a run for their money in the years to come. Her Mum is my best friend who I have known since kindergarten.
After the birthday celebrations we made our way to the airport to put Sebastian on the plane home to Hong Kong. He has lived with us for the last 15 months and had become one of the family. Although he frustrated Aunty and Uncle to distraction at times he was a very young 11year old with a wicked sense of humor. We will enjoy having just our own family unit back ( especially being able to make the dash from bathroom to bedroom without having to wonder where he is!) but will miss him. He cried saying goodbye and so did I. It was a rewarding experience having him stay with us and taught us all a lot about patience, sharing, and understanding a different culture, it also taught us all children are basically the same no matter what their culture and appearance. I feel for his Mum who has only her 5 children together for a few weeks each year. She will never get those missed years back.