Wednesday, March 28, 2007

An update -- sorry it has taken me so long!!!

Again, sorry it has taken me so long to write. Another crazy week! As you know I was sick last week. Once I started feeling better…Brent got sick... then Gracie and then Maggie. We are all on the mend now.... hopefully no one else gets sick!

Maggie is doing fantastic. She is sleeping through the night for the most part (except when she is teething… poor baby). We officially have her spoiled! In China, we could leave Maggie in the crib or on the bed to run to the bathroom.... actually she preferred to be left alone. Now we can't lay her in her highchair, buggy, etc.... as soon as we lay her down she screams to get back up with us. She wants someone to interact with her all the time. She is a very different girl than the one that was living in the orphanage. It is amazing how much she has changed in the last two weeks. She is so pleasant, playful, and full of life. We are so blessed to have her as a daughter and sister!

Gracie is a little jealous of Maggie.... but overall she loves her to death. All Gracie wants to do is help feed and change her.... and of course play with her. Maggie on the other hand is not too fond of Gracie (yet). I think she feels that big sis is taking up too much of Mommy and Daddy's time. Who would have thought that Maggie would be the jealous one???!

Thank you all for following our journey. It meant so much to us that you followed our blog and posted or emailed us while we were away. I think we will keep the blog up for a while and post updated pictures of the girls over the coming weeks. A very special thank you to our friends, Gail and Elaine, who took such great care of our older daughter while we were away. You have no idea what your generosity has meant to our family. Thank you!

Here are a few pictures we have taken over the past few weeks.

Pretty in pink.....
All ready for bed....
Maggie has claimed Gracie's Dora chair....
Such a pretty smile....
Yipppppeeeeee!!!!!!!!
Sisters -- Gracie and Maggie...
Maggie and Poppy Bussey...
Maggie with her new friends (left to right) Carter (cousin), Evan, Maggie, Evan and Kaitlyn...
Maggie with her cousins Brooklyn and Andrew...
Maggie and Aunt Holly....
Maggie and Aunt Deann...
Maggie and Nanny Morgan...

9 comments:

geminirn said...

AHHH what a beauty....both your girls are adorable.Glad to hear everything seems to be going well.

CONGRATULATIONS on your lovely family of four.

from Saint John,NB
Joe&Dianne Mahoney
CB group 253

Ava Baby said...

Welcome home. Maggie is gorgeous! We came home from China on the same day and can't believe that 2 weeks have passed since then. Hope you're having as much fun with Maggie as I am with Ava.
Take care.
Michele

LIZ said...

So glad to hear you're all on the mend...love all the pics!!

Dan & Kelly said...

Hope you are all feeling better soon. Your girls are gorgeous! Love the pink!

jaj said...

Congratulations & Welcome Home!

~Judy
(The crazy person at the breakfast buffet in Beijing) =)

Debbie & Kirk said...

Nice to see updated pictures Lisa. She looks like she fits in PERFECT!!!

What a great big sister Gracie is going to be :-)

Deb

kris said...

My gosh your girls are BEAUTIFUL!!
Glad to hear everyone is feeling better. So glad to have found your blog!

The Robertsons said...

Lisa, the updated pictures are great. Sorry I haven;t commented sooner-life with two is so busy. Looks like both girls are adjusting well and very happy. I can't believe how big most of the girls in your group were compared to ours. Our biggest one was barely 18 pounds.

Kathryn

Sherry Purdy said...

It's great to see that you are home with your beautiful wonder and that you and the family are feeling well again. When you bring your two angels into work next, make sure you drop by to say hi. Take care,
Sherry