We adopted our beautiful daughter Olivia in Feb/07 at 11months old. She is the absolute pride and joy of our lives. We are thankful that God blessed us with miscarriages and fertility issues, or we wouldn't have the beautiful daughter that we can't imagine life without. Just look at her, she was meant to be.
Thanks for stopping by to share our life with us.
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change
The courage to change the things I can
and the wisdom to know the difference
We made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.”
Wow!!! When daddy got home from work today we went to the park. I have never been to a park before and I had so much fun. My favorite part of the day was the swings. I giggled and kicked my feet lots while daddy pushed me on the swing. Mommy brought me down the slide, but I'm not quite ready for that yet. I kind of scared me. There were lots of other kids there running around. Mommy says I'll be running like them too by the end of the summer. Oh ya and my cool hat is from my cousin Natalie, she's 8 years older than me, but she'll teach me how to look cool!
O.k I know bad mommy as I haven't updated Olivia's blog in a looooong time. Wow where to begin.... Olivia would not take any cereal or solids from us at all until last week. We finally have her taking cereal 4 times a day but she's not fond of the jar's of baby food. I'm going to mash up some carrots and potatoe tonight to see if she'll take that. Since our last post she has turned one and really really enjoyed the icing on her birthday cake. We had some of her cousins over to help celebrate her big celebration and my cousin came to suprise me and help me out with getting Olivia on a schedule (she has 2 boys). Her sleeping has been getting better since China but she still gets up 4 or 5 times throughout the night for a quick check to make sure we are there. She wakes once for a bottle and then up between 4:30 and 5:30 for the day. She usually has a 45 minute morning nap and then an hour to 2 hour afternoon nap. She hasn't slept in her crib at all since coming home. She screams and holds her breath if we try to put her in it. She has been sleeping with me and Kirk in our bed. We just moved her crib into our room last week and took down one side so it is up against our bed still. We wait for her to go asleep and then put her in the crib. As soon as she wakes, she cries and then crawls back over on our bed. We're not pushing her too much yet with this one. Right now, just getting sleep is a bonus.
She is a very happy baby unless tired or hungry. She loves getting tickled and the giggles are just to die for. She picks up on the cause and effect of all her toys quickly. All I can tell you is that we are 2 very blessed parents to have Olivia as our daughter.
O.k on for what you really want....the pictures! It's just a mixture of pictures that I have taken since last posting. Thanks to everyone who is still checking my blog and I will try to post more regularly, even if its just pictures.