Sunday, July 31, 2011

Chop Chop

When Lily got her first haircut we decided not to cut her bangs, and to try growing them out....

well this girl will NOT keep a clip or bow in her hair

we have tried and tried

and the poor girls bangs were getting so long she could barely see

so today we cut them short

doesn't she look cute - or according to her sister "Chinese" - lol (hmmm didn't she already)

I think Lily is just happy to be able to see again

Monday, July 25, 2011

One Year with Lily

Over the last two days we have been celebrating the one year anniversary of Lily becoming.......

 a part of our family

the first moment we saw her

the day she became ours officially

the amazing physical changes in her


from having to be supported by her sister to sit up

to pulling herself to stand

from being in the hospital and fed by a tube             

to eating at the pool

we love you Lily and can'twait to see what we will be looking back at next year.....

This year has been a journey, full of joys and challenges.  There have been times that we have needed the support of our family and friends, and moments where we weren't sure if we were strong enough for this journey.  Gods grace has sustained us, and we thank him for every miracle we have seen in lily's life.

We love her more than words can express, she has changed our lives forever.  We thank God for her every day, and that He chose us to be her parents and family.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The faster the better..... life is better when it is moving for this boy

even if it's a little scary

and cold - that water was 50 degrees

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Using those legs

Sleep - why sleep

when you can stand

or climb

Lily is pulling to stand on everything now - and trying to climb out of her crib - she amazes us every day at how far she has come.  One year ago on July 22nd we left for China to bring our girl home - I can not believe it has been a year!!!