Tuesday, June 23, 2009


How great is this? Ni Hao Kai-Lan is coming out with a mini movie for the first time. And of course it's about a trip to China. I think this will be perfect to explain to Halainah about her mei mei in china and how we will go on a trip to China to bring her home. Halainah absolutely loves Ni Hao Kai-Lan. She has been watching it for a few months now. We have the Noggin channel so I make sure that I put it on for her at 10 am every morning. But no fear, if we miss it at that time it comes on again at 6 pm. If she is in another room and the theme song comes on she comes running. The problem is that I know the song by heart and it tends to get stuck in my head when I am trying to go to sleep. She has a bunch of favorite shows on Noggin like: Oswald, Franklin, Backyardigans, and Toot & Puddle. But her reaction is completely different with Ni Hao Kai-Lan. Tony and I laugh hysterical when it comes on. Halainah crawls onto the couch, squeezes into one corner and starts to clap, laugh and look at us and point to the TV. We have fun with her and repeat the Chinese words that are taught on each episode.

Ni Hao Kai-Lan first aired on February 7, 2008 but was supposed to start back in October 2007. That was only 6 months after we started Halainah's adoption. So Tony and I at that time took the show almost as a sign. There were a million signs but Ni Hao Kai-Lan holds a special place in our hearts because it was created around the same time as Halainah's journey. Halainah is a little young for it now as it is geared towards pre-schoolers ages 2- 5. But that means she has many years to enjoy it. I hope the show continues to stick around and grows as popular as Dora the Explorer.

Anyway, on July 14, 2009 Ni Hao Kai-Lan: Kai-Lan's Great Trip to China will be released. I am so excited because I know Halainah is going to go nuts for it. I'll try to capture some pics when she watches it. I have pre-ordered the movie already.

Here's a little review just in case some of you want to pre-order it as well:

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Join Kai-Lan and her friends Rintoo, Tolee and Ho Ho on their exciting trip to China! In the double-length, feature episode Kai-lan and her friends travel to visit her aunt and a baby panda in China, and are amazed by all the things they see along the way! The DVD includes 2 additional episodes, plus a "Kai-Lan Goes To China" game.

Halainah and I have a very exciting day planned tomorrow and we have to get up early. I hope to capture some great pics. to share.

Here are a few pics. of Halainah in her Father's Day outfit.


Kate Q said...

D, I remember seeing that show listed on the Nick channel about 3 months ago and wondered if you all had found it or not. If you go on to Amazon, they have dolls and backbacks and stuff (maybe for her first Christmas in the states :-)). I was going through my candy jar the other day and I found one of the lollys that you send down to us to sell last year for the adoption. It seems so long ago, but I am glad we could do our v ery very small part down here in MD. We need to catch up!!!

Mathijs said...

Hi,I've seen a nice Kai Lan Fansite
www.kai-lan.nl , very nice you will find a lot of Kai Lan items.

Billy and Alyssa said...

She looks like a model in the second pic down from the top lol... just wanted to point that out! Love You!