Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A few more pictures!!

She loves helping me so the dishes or anything that I am doing. It's great to have a little helper again!!!
It's so hard to get her beqautiful smile for the camera!!!

Sierra loves when her big brothers come to play. Here she is giggling at Tim!!

This is what happens when we try to get Sierra to smile!!! Her cousin Jake has the hang of it!!!!

Computer Woes

Hi, I am back on David's laptop as my computer is experiencing serious problems again. I am so frustrated as I have only started putting together a slide show of our trip and I so want to finish it. I love taking pictures of Sierra, she is so cute!!!!! I love watching her interact with all her brothers, cousins, grandpa, aunts and uncles etc. We are so blessed to have Scott's father and brother both live with in one mile of our house. My kids live with in 5 miles!! Sadly, Scott's mother passed away during our wait for Sierra. I am so sad that she never got to meet her or even see her pictures. She was a wonderful womenand she would have loved Sierra. I know she would be so proud of the father Scott has become!!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Hi All!!!

Here are some more outside pictures!!!!
Yesterday I went to post and somehow only my pictures showed up. Anyway, today I have my computer back and everything seems to be working fine!!! We are finally in a groove and life is sweet. I love that I am able to spend all this time with Sierra. She is blossoming everyday and is enjoying finding out about the world around her. She is into everything, more like a 2 year old, but I understand that most things are brand new to her. My favorite time is when she first wakes up in the morning. She is so cuddly and takes my face in her hands and kisses it all over!!!She loves her Daddy and can't wait for him to get home each day. We are so blessed!!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Sunday, February 15, 2009

David and Sierra

Ok, I promised you some pictures of David and Sierra. The top one was of Sierra's first visit to our mall. She is 34 inches tall, David is 72 1/2 inches tall so she is less than half his height. She loves walking with him.
The next few pictures are of Sierra helping out at the firehouse. Daddy is a captain, brother Paul is an Asst. Chief and David is an active member. She loves going with Dad on training night and helping. I love the picture of her helping David roll up the hose!!!

This is a picture of Sierra being cool!!! She loves putting on sunglasses!!! We are having a blast with her. She is such a happy, funny , little girl. She seems to be dong well and we are all so in love. My sister came up to see her yesterday and I had all my siblings and all my children under the same roof. But I didn't get any pictures, that is VERY unusual for me!!1 Anyway it was an awesome Valentines Day. I do hope you enjoy these pictures!!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A moment to share!!!

Here is a recap of the last few days. On Friday night we went to our favorite diner where Steve the owner was thrilled to meet Sierra. He had been waiting very patiently. Of course David had to show her how to blow off the cover of her straw. He then showed her how to put it back on so she could do it over and over again. What are big brothers for?

On Sunday Sierra and I went to Dylan's house for lunch. This is my favorite picture that I took that day, Sierra and Dylan eating bananas sitting on the counter. Toocute!

Giving her Daddy a goodnight kiss all dressed up in her flannel PJs!!!

What did I say big brothers were for? As soon as she sees Tim she wants him to throw her up in the air. I ususally look away but I couldn't resist getting this picture!!!!

Her and Paaul laughing together. She sure does love all her big brothers. I will post one of her and David next!!
She is doing awesome and we are loving every minute.
I have a moment to share with all of you. Back in Novwmber I gave Scota DVD slide show I had made up. On it were various pictures of China and the pictures we had recieived of Sierra. I also incorparated two songs. One was Over the Rainbow by Martina McBride and one was My Wish my Rascal Flatts. My Wish talks about what you wish for someone you love, it talks about not forgetting where you have been and the people who have loved you etc. Well get this. on the Friday we were leaving China, we sat in the airplane , a Southern CHINA airplane, waiting for take off. What should come on over the loud speakers but the song My Wish!! On a Chinese airline!! I looked at Scott, he looked at me and we both looked at our little Sierra(and of course I started bawling!!). I could not believe it. No way could this happen,(but for God, I know)!! To this day , I can not believe the timing. I will never forget that moment. Although I couldnot take a picture of it that moment is forever imprinted on my brain and in my heart. What a memory!!!

Friday, February 6, 2009

I can't believe we have been home 2 weeks. The time has just flown. We are having a ball. Sierra is doing very well. She is happy, bright and loads of fun to be around. She is learning at a very fast pace. She is happy 99.9 percent of the time, very rarely cranky. She is so funny she just cracks us up!!! She has very few moments of grieving, at least as far as we can tell. I can not believe how blessed we are to have this child in our lives. God was so good and picked the perfect child for us. Her big brothers ADORE her and so do Sara and Jenn. And she loves to see them come by for a visit. She loves her Daddy and gets so excited when he comes home from work! I love the time we get to spend together every day. I am so lucky to be able to be home with her. These are just a few pictures. The sun rising on the plane on the way home, Sierra with her headphones on during the flight home and the first picture with her and her 3 brothers.( You would think at least one of them would have smiled!!!) We miss the wonderful people we met in China. They will for ever be a part of our lives. We miss being there, in her homeland, and the people who were so kind to us there. I am very emotional these days just taking it all in. I think about how very brave my little girl has been. It amazes me. I hope we can provide her with the love and suupport she will need for along time. 3 years is along time to go without what you really need. But the loving part came easy to us. All you have to do is look at her face and see that sparkle in her eyes and you are a gonner! I promise to post more very soon!!!!