Monday, December 3, 2012

Live Wire!

Sweet girl was tired this morning. We walked into her groupa to see her all dolled up. I almost didn't recognize her with the bows in her hair! She got a HUGE smile when she saw us. They asked me to feed her her breakfast and I did. She was not very happy AT ALL that we weren't taking her out to play right away. She started fussing and carrying on. One of the nannies talked to her (my guess is they were saying, "Oh you stop your shenanigans and eat your breakfast and then you can go play with mama and papa!") Boy did she listen to whatever they said! She only fussed like that once or twice but as soon as they talked to her she was good as gold! She wouldn't let Shawn out of her sight as I fed her. He actually had to come around by my side so we could get her to stop looking over at him and focus on eating! 




She was so tired this morning and only lasted about an hour before she was going....going....gone in her Daddy's arms! 



 She rubs her eyes and literally a minute later she's out cold! 


She is much livelier for our evening visits! She is so full of energy and life and pure excitement! 


Look at her cute little outfit!!! 

Just like her sisters she loves playing pat-a-cake and having me tickle her at the end!



Found a tickle spot on her neck! 


 Sweet angel! 


I went to put her on the floor on her belly and she shot her legs and arms out and stayed like this for a bit...it was so funny! Shawn thinks she looks like a stuffed animal here! LOL! 


The orphanage is putting up some Christmas decorations....we even caught a glimpse of Father Christmas!



Dancing with Daddy! 

Love this face!





She's done this face several times and it cracks me up! 
It reminds me of Mila's "smile for the camera flash" face!!

She loved playing this game with Daddy! He would walk away and then sneak up on her and tickle her!



This little girl has our hearts already...who am I kidding? She had them from day 1! She is truly amazing. I will say she is NOT going to be the laid back child we've joked about adopting each time now....ahh it's more fun to have the live wires anyways!

We went on a death defying taxi ride tonight. Most of the taxi rides here are death defying, but this one, oh this one was.....special. It was raining hard and dark (it gets dark really early here-like at 3:30pm) and we were on our way to the orphanage. Our taxi driver was working hard to speak to us using his limited English. He kept asking if we were missing...we figured out he meant missionaries. We told him no but we were going to the children's home to adopt babies. He didn't understand that so I said, "Take babies to America" and he said AHHHH! YES!!! Just then Shawn squealed from the front seat, "AAAAHHHHH IT'S A PERSON!" We almost ran over an old lady trying to cross the street...we were pretty close, like we might have clipped her toenail off maybe. YIKES! It's always an adventure. There are HUGE pot holes here and no drainage system so with all this rain it's been extra interesting! I think a good rule of thumb is, "you've been here too long when you start giving the taxi driver directions to get to the orphanage." 

We don't have any news on court yet, keep praying! 

22 comments:

  1. I love the picture of her and Shawn in front of the Christmas decorations.

    She's gonna give Zoya and Mila a run for their money that's for sure. Live wire indeed.

    Deep sigh, ahhhhh, three precious beauties!

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  2. She is just so adorable! Praying for a speedy court date for all of you.

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  3. Love the "cheese face"! Can't wait to see the three beauties in one picture...all with their great expressions!! I have a feeling this little Miss is going to be walking before long! OH BOY!!! So much fun seeing her interacting with you guys!!! (((BIG HUGS)))!!!

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    1. I have A LOT of baby proofing to do!!!! :)

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  4. What wonderful photos.She certainly is a cutie and pink is her color.Once you get her home you will have your hands full for sure. Carol

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  5. She may be the cutest baby ever!! So adorable! I'm new to your blog, but loving it so far! Thanks for sharing your journey!

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  6. My goodness I love those pictures! She is a doll and a half. I have to say however that it looks like you are taking some of the pictures in a bathroom, is that right? And that carpet looks like a giant bowl of noodles. And my final observation; every orphanage over there must have a room with pink and white flowing drapes. Our girls did too, only it had a hardwood floor and the intricate design on the molding all around the room looked like delicious frosting.

    She is so so cute!!

    PlainJane

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    1. We call it the spaghetti rug! :)I love your description! Makes it sound like a gingerbread house hehe!

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  7. Hi Sarah,
    I just want you to know that I've been following along! Actually I think I have read each of your posts a couple of times a day since you arrived in country. And I'm praying that you will have a court date very soon! Curly Girlie is absolutely precious,just as Zoya and Mila are. I'm so excited for your family!!!!

    (We live in Ohio...not far from you. Our kids go to the same doctors as your girls). We adopted "Daisey" (Ana Faith) from RR.

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  8. She is such a doll and looks like a very happy baby!! Sounds like she is a daddys girl already.

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  9. Crying tears of joy for you all...she's just precious!! Love the photos--esp. the ones of her safely snoozing in her daddy's arms and the one of you nuzzling her neck with her looking heavenward... It's almost as if she's saying "Thank you, Lord for my mama and daddy!" It is such a testimony to witness even from this distance how quickly she is bonding to you--God is soooo good!! Also, in your previous post, brings tears to my eyes when you wondered if she'd ever before known falling asleep in safe, loving arms. She rests sooo trusting and easy in your arms--i do think she loves you guys already and KNOWS you are mama and daddy. God has prepared her heart! Praying for your court date to come quickly so this sweet girl can get home asap! Also praying for sweet Zoya and Mila that they are having fun and knowing their mama and daddy are missing them too and will be home as soon as possible. I can just imagine the fun they will have with their new sister!

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  10. I just love all the updates and pictures! Your daughter is so beautiful and such a treasure. Longing for the day when we can be in your shoes adopting again...living vicariously through you in the meantime :)

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  11. Hi Sarah,

    I've been following along your journey but forgot to check-in on your "metcha" day because I was sick. So when I looked a few days later I saw Day 3 pictures of you with Ms. Curlie Girl. Then I scrolled down to see what happened when you first met and couldn't believe how *changed* she looked from Day 1 to Day 3! It was as though a veil had been lifted for her and in a short amount of time, her whole countenance recognized that she was wanted and most of all, LOVED!! It was amazing to witness the change in her each day you are with her:) She is just amazing!!! I'm keeping you in prayer for a quick court date!!
    Julie Francisco

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    1. That's so interesting because it's been such a short time and I have noticed her personality coming out, but I guess you're right you can see changes in just a few days :) I can't wait to see all the other changes once we get her home :)

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  12. I pray for your AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL family every day! May God keep you safe and watch over you and your THREE girls today and forever.

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  13. Zoya and Mila will not know what hit them when you get Curlie Girlie home. She is a live wire! Those 3 together are going to be so much fun!

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    1. Our house is going to be LOUD! Zoya will either better tolerate all the noise or will need sound-blocking head phones LOL!

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  14. Good gosh, she is so cute. I love that picture of her on all fours. Actually I love all of the pictures, but that one is especially precious. Cant wait to hear her name. I hope court is soon.

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  15. Oh my gosh, the "stuffed animal" picture!! HILARIOUS!!
    She is beautiful! I bet you can't wait to take her HOME! Looking forward to pictures of all three of your girls together! :)

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