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

Friday, 28 January 2011

Nearly two years?!

Can you believe its been almost 2 years since we brought our baby home?!!!!!! I CAN'T!!!!! Far out!!! The last two years have zipped by so fast. Our baby has changed incredibly. I've just finished making a scrapbooking kit to celebrate Chinese adoption - and will release it on 12 Feb 2011... marking two years of being a complete family, with our 3 beautiful children - the icing on the cake - our Chinese beauty!

She's only just started showing interest in China. We read alot of chinese adoption story books, and books about China, and I always say "Tiny was born in China". Now, if anyone mentions China she says "My China." very defiantly, as if someone is going to take HER China away!!! She's precious!

It hasn't been all rainbows and lollypops though - as with any toddler, she has "tried it on", tested the boundaries and thrown some whopper tanties! She has just worked out that she can annoy H-Man and get a fantastic reaction from him... so the whole school holidays, has been one big scream-fest at our house! Argh. I can honestly say, that having a third child in the family, really does add a massive new dynamic. Friends had told me, 2 is good - 3 kinda tips the scales! Please don't think I'm whining about our daughter - I'M NOT! We absolutely love her to bits, and certainly wouldn't have our family any other way - but my friend was right. Tiny niggles at H-Man, H-Man yells at Tiny, Miss M yells at H-Man to stop yelling at Tiny. Its very frustrating!!! The toilet training has suddenly reversed to wet pants everyday, and a very careless attitude about it. I don't get it?! She has been dry during the day, for about a year?!!!But, as with any "phase", that I've seen my older two children go through - I know this will pass - and eventually, it'll be easy sailing again (not sure when that will be... maybe when Tiny turns 30?!!)

I've said all this, to give a big "I feel ya" cyber hug to any of my friends out there, who are going through similar things, and want you to know - you are never alone.

13 Feb 2009 - Our first full day with our gorgeous girl. Man! She was SO AMAZING!

Today - Tiny chases the sheep!

A couple of weeks ago...

Wearing the beautiful dress that Rachael made for our daughter... years before we even knew her! She is finally big enough to wear 18 month old clothing!!! (did I mention, she's 3 1/2 years old?!!!!)

Jumping on her bed... thought this was a great pic, as it captures her name in the background! :)

Man, we love her. There is no doubt about God's goodness in our family. We have 3 perfectly healthy, wonderfuly children.


Debbie Sauer said...

She is just precious and has grown so much. I remember when you were collecting quilt squares for her.

My granddaughter, from Hunan, is 3 1/2 and wears size 2. They are just tiny girls! Blessings

Briana's Mom said...

Awww, happy two years as a beautiful family!!

I watched the Oprah show a few weeks ago about Australia and kept thinking of you. I want visit there one day!!!

Cristina said...

Yay!!! Can totally relate to the three kids thingo - my two kids put up with A LOT from their Chinese mei mei! Wouldn't change it for the world though. xxxx