"Adopting a Child won't change the world; but for that Child the world will change."

Sunday, 25 July 2010

We're still breathing!!!

I know, I know... its been forever!! We've been really busy!! Unpacking, sitting by the heater, cooking soup in my new kitchen, trying to have a hot tub (which keeps leaking!), walking our acres, chipping ice off our windscreens in the morning, tending to the chooks (inc gathering eggs... huge eggs!)... plus of course, all the usual daily chores!!!

OK... enough of the chit chat - I know you only come here for the pictures!!

This is what happened one day... when baby girl was sposed to be in bed sleeping!! She sneaked into big sisters room... helped herself to the moisturiser, painted the mirror... thankfully only a small bit on the carpet
...and gave herself the beauty treament
Tiny LOVES playing in the dirt/mud
My little bro got married! Tiny in wedding gear

Playing with H-man

Patting the chicken (which is a HUGE milestone!!! Tiny was absolutely petrified of just about all animals, til we moved onto the farm!)

Big Sister, Miss M, is really into cooking at the moment - guess who licked the spoon(s)?!

Our big bonfire! I LOVE living on the farm, where we just burn our boxes... in the city, it took about 3 months to get rid of all the cardboard, in the recycling bins!

I love this photo. I was in the house, I looked out, and there was H-Man taking Tiny for a walk. Protectively holding her hand... so cute! He then gave her a piggyback, back to the house

I've been doing a bit of reminiscing of late. Hanging all my photos, putting out all my picture frames - it's official - Tiny has been at home, longer than she was in the Orphanage. This is Tiny exactly 12 months ago
She's still our baby. She's still tiny. She's still perfect in everyway... even when she's throwing an almighty 2yr old fit, or smearing moisturiser all over the mirror. I definitely have bad days, when I feel I can't cope - its all the life of being a Mama, but more than anything, I'm still in awe of this child that God blessed us with; that China officials matched with us; that a mother gave.


Jenn said...

Hey! Glad to see that you are still kicking! Love the photos-thanks for sharing!

kitchu said...

OMG so GOOD to see you guys again!! Tiny is SO BIG!!! god she is cute. sounds like you guys have been so busy.

it's weird to read about ice when i'm wiping away sweat everyday!

Jen said...

Love seeing new pictures! Thanks for sharing!

Briana's Mom said...

Oh my goodness! Tiny is growing up - she is beautiful! So glad to see an update. :)

Tom Golds said...

I followed your journey until you brought Mini home. We returned with our daughter Willow on Jan 1, 2009 and have been quite busy since then as we also had a domestic adoption while waiting for Willow. I wonder if you could private e-mail me @ tpgolds@msn.com. We have been looking for a Nici Ladybird plush toy and the only place we have found them is in Australia and they won't ship to the USA. I'm looking for someone in Australia who will allow us to ship them to their address and them maybe ship them to us. Our 3 year old's favorite thing in the world is her Ladybug and we have come close to losing her several times so we really need a couple of backups. Please let me know if you can help. Tom

Alyson and Ford said...

You are busy!! We seem to make less time to visit blogs and Facebook, so do really miss those times when we kept up with you. Glad all is well. Keep posting pictures!

Alyzabeth's Mommy for 22 Months!

joven said...

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M3 said...

Love to see the wonderful update with oodles of pictures. Yay!! Big hugs to all.

Debbie Sauer said...

Love the pics. Wish you would post more often!