Thursday, December 19, 2013

Holiday Greeting 2013

What a year it has been and a busy one at that. Sherene went back to work after the new year and Emma got settled into her daycare at UB very comfortably. The first half of the year was filled with plenty of travel, near and far. Emma experienced her first airplane flight to NYC and what a pro she has become with all trips we took. We traveled to Wroclaw, Poland in April for our dear friend's wedding. Emma got to meet a fire breathing dragon who lived at Wawel Castle in Krakow.
       Our biggest travel was in June, when we went to Penang to see Sherene's parents and relatives. Grandpa BC and Grandma Tinny organized a big family reunion dinner for Emma. It was her big debut meeting all her aunts, uncles and cousins. We had a great time meeting up with Sherene's friends from high school and college as well as eating up every yummy dish we came across. Peter was in food heaven! Peter and Sherene's gastronomic adventures continued when we stopped over in Singapore for several days.
        The second half of the year was filled with us receiving house guests. We had family and friends from Great Britain, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, New York, Arizona, Japan and Hong Kong - hotel Milizia sure was busy as our neighbors would attest. Emma had plenty of visitors to play with as well as Grandpa Mario and Grandma Nancy who visited every other weekend. In August, we celebrated Emma's first birthday party with family and friends. This was followed with a second birthday celebration in September when Grandpa BC visited us in Buffalo. Emma is growing up so fast!
       Our little baby will no longer be an infant anymore as she transitions into a toddler. She is walking on her own now and makes the cutest animal sounds. We wish you all a happy holidays and a wonderful 2014 ahead!