Monday, March 30, 2009

We are SUPER EXCITED!

You all know how important it is for us that Francesca and Annabelle stay active in their Chinese Culture and Heritage...well...we found out yesterday that there is a school located not far from our new home in Maryland that offers 1/2 classes in English and 1/2 classes in Chinese. Not only would our children be learning Mandarin but they would also be learning so much about their Chinese Culture, History, and Traditions. Francesca (if accepted) would start with 1/2 days this coming fall (until kindergarten when she would go full days) and Annabelle would start biweekly classes until she turns three next April - than 1/2 day classes for her too. This is ONE of the many reasons why I am SUPER EXCITED about our move to the suburbs of Washington DC.

On the home-front, I did take a ton of photos of our new home and let me tell you, it is to die for (after living in our current home that when purchased was over 100 years old, I am so ready for something brand-spank'n new)!!! I promise, in the next few days, I'll have the photos downloaded and posted! (we are thinking we could be moving as soon as May - yikes!)

And as for the (if accepted) part to my post, This school that we are very interested in selects its students on a referral/lottery basis, but after meeting "someone" who is very familiar with the school and its program, we were assured that both kids would be highly recommended for placement in this exceptional school...

7 comments:

sara said...

Oh my goodness, what a blessing!!! HOW AWESOME!!! I am a little jealous ;)

I can't WAIT to see your new house. Sigh. I have a feeling I might be a little jealous of that too :)

But very HAPPY for you more than anything!!!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

WOW!!! SOunds like you had an all around great visit.

I am very excited for you, but sad at the sametime....I can't believe you might be leaving as soon as MAY.....let's plan our next get together.....and soon:)

Lisa

Sue said...

That is exciting! How awesome to be in such a program! We've been doing weekly lessons, and while the girls know lots of words it is just so darn hard. I know they have Mandarin classes in our school district for middle + high school but what a fantastic opportunity for your girls to be learning every day!!!!

Linda said...

I hear that Chinese is the hardest language to learn and that most of the kids forget most of it. I think they should know their culture/history but as new Americans, be free to choose. I am really happy that Mya is learning English/American so fast. She is blending into this family perfectly and growing every day!

Sharon said...

On the post below...she is to die for!!!! haha Sososososos adorable!! On this one...How exciting to be moving! New house, new totlly cool location and culture too!! We have moved often and I always love love love it, its really living life but its also some of the most stressful, mostly after you get settled,. so i will be keeping you in my prayers!!

Colleen said...

Sounds like an awesome school!!!! I can't wait to see pictures of your new house : )

sara said...

Shell,

You really do need to get the post adoption stuff done, it feels SO GOOD to not have to lingering :) A call to post adoption & looking at the checklist made it pretty easy. THey also have examples online (CCAI) for all the papers that need to be filled out. 2 notarized, another fingerprinting, but it was fairly painless :) I am taking it down to the county court today! I WANT MY BABY'S BIRTH CERTIFICATE! CO has moved pretty fast so far!!

Love you,
Sara