Monday, January 9, 2012

Jaidyn's First Christmas

Santa has arrived! (Momma Santa stayed up all night and thought I would never get finished!)

Noah loved the China umbrella!

Jaidyn caught on to unwrapping her gifts!

Noah loved helping big sister unwrap her presents!

Jailynn and Jordyn loved all their gifts!

Jordyn's tiny panda tea set!

Amanda enjoyed her gifts and finally a picture of Jaidyn's beautiful face. She likes to hide from the camera.
Jailynn and Jordyn loved their traditional Chinese dresses.

Jaidyn's first Christmas was very special for all of us. We were all together and enjoyed taking turns to open gifts. We all felt blessed to be together and spend Christmas together. Jaidyn was not sure at first what was going on and she only liked the boy toys. If she opened a girl toy she would toss it to the side and make a yucky face. It was so funny. She liked letting Noah help her open her presents and she was really happy with her gifts. I was happy that everyone was happy and getting along. I was not sure how things would turn out but we were very blessed on Christmas morning. After everyone opened their presents, I took a much needed nap. We had Christmas dinner and read the Christmas story after dinner. We try to do that before opening presents in the morning but decided to wait until the evening. I will be so glad when Jaidyn learns more English and can learn about Jesus. Looking back on Christmas I am just so amazed at how blessed we are to have been home having such a special time together.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Jaidyn's First Night Home

Finally....A long over due post. Pictures from Jaidyn's first night at home and meeting her big sisters. We came home to a fabulously clean and reorganized home thanks to big sisters Anna, Amanda, and our family friend Stephanie and Emerald. We were shocked by all they had done to make our homecoming perfect...welcome home gifts for everyone, Christmas tree up and ready to be decorated,  clean & organized home (trust me when I say it had been sorely neglected), groceries in the fridge, dinner cooked and Christmas cookies were baked. We were so blessed and had such a sweet reunion of finally being all together in our own home. I did not expect all that was done for us and it meant more than words can say because that meant so much less stress for me and Tim.
Jaidyn was very sleepy and in a state of shock at first but she came around quickly. Jaidyn's first week went very smoothly. She has a happy disposition and laughs...ALOT. She just laughs and finds so many things funny. I think she has a very good sense of humor. She has taken to Noah and loves to play with him. Jaidyn is bonding and attaching to everyone and we are so blessed to have her.