Thursday, August 30, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Thursday the 23rd was my birthday so we celebrated at home. Friday we headed south to go to 2 more birthday parties. We mixed in a little visiting and poof the weekend flew by very fast. My 2 good friends had parties for their children on Saturday. One party at noon and the other at 6:30pm, we snuck in a 3 hour nap and we were off again. We stayed with our friend Molly who needed a little pick me up and I think Mia helped : ) Grandaddy enjoyed seeing his little Mia and he'll be up to see us on the holiday weekend.
Friday, August 24, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Today we had our 12 month post placement visit done in order to fulfill our commitment to China. Mia was so cute and our social worker (Fran) just loves her. At one point Mia walked over to her and grabbed her hand to do Ring Around The Rosie. Fran proceeded to ask Mike, so are you ready for #2? Mike laughed and said, "The jury is still out on that one".
I posted these pictures because when you ask Mia her name she says "A Mia" then I ask her how old she is and she says 1 while holding her finger up. She seems to add "A " before her words lately. No idea where that started. She also now knows how to pose for pictures. Don't you just love the pose of her facing away from the camera.
Check out the tan, she's giving me some competition. If you read my posts before we received our referral, I often wondered if she would be fair skinned. I was praying for a daughter that would love water and be able to handle some sun, as we are often outside doing something!
Friday, August 17, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
We have been so blessed to have Mia in our lives. Everyday she does something different to amaze us. She calls my grandfather (her great grandfather) Abuelo and she says it so good. So we now have Mia's first spanish word to add to the lists of firsts. We can't wait for the day that we can share with her what a wonderful journey we took to China. I often think of what her life would be like, had she stayed in China. Just typing it gives me a pit in my stomach. We have so many dreams for our precious Mia and as we patiently wait for each one, we will just keep loving and enjoying every minute.
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Mike's friend Jimmy who is a Motor Man was there with his shiny motorcycle, which Mia was allowed to sit on for a photo opportunity.