Sunday, December 21, 2008


We always like to celebrate Claire's Gotcha Day by going to P. F. Ch*ng's for a special dinner. She gets to open a little something to mark the day. This year she got two books and a bracelet that we had gotten in her province, Guizhou. It is hand-made sterling silver. Since Claire's most favorite dessert is always chocolate anything, we always order her the Great Wall of Chocolate Cake. This year we had them add two candles to celebrate her two years home. (I got that idea from our travel-mates who did this with their sweet AnnaClaire.)


Heather said...

What a fun day! Zoe's Gotcha Day is in a few weeks. We also celebrate it by going out to eat & giving her a little gift. Wonder what she'll get this year?!

Leah said...

Happy 2nd Gotcha Day Claire!!! You are a blessing to your family and to our "China Family" too. Jiali is soooo lucky to have a big sisters like you and Laura!! We hope you had a wonderful day. We love you!!!

Jiali, John Riley, Leah and John

Dawn said...

The photos are great!!!!
I cannot believe how big Claire has gotten!!!
She is so beautiful...
I love the books and bracelet. I have to ask, what is that awesome pop up book?
Merry Christmas.

Becki party of 5 said...

Wow, Claire is looking so grown up. I love her long hair!
Congrats, and happy 2 years!

Jana said...

I LOVE this idea!! We are definitely going to ask for candles on our Gotcha Day dessert. What a way to celebrate:).

Happy New Year!!

Riky said...

Happy Gotcha day!

Claire is getting more beautiful everytime I see her.

Jboo said...

A little late, but congrats on your Gotcha Day anniversary. What a sweet tradition you have with your lovely daughter!

Best wishes to you and your family for 2009!