Monday, May 14, 2007

Mother's Day Weekend

I went out to dinner with 23 girls. We have all either adopted from China or awaiting our precious children. It was an awesome night and so great to show Olivia off. When I came home Kirk surprised me and had the entire house cleaned from top to bottom and all the laundry done. I then woke up Sunday morning with Pankakes, bacon and orange juice. He had 2 carnations, one for me and one for Olivia's birth mother (carnations represent mother in China) He also had an Oriental Lilly plant for me and Olivia to plant in our new garden. Olivia was found in a flower market that was surrounded by Oriental Lilly's. In the afternoon we bought a helium red balloon and put a card on it that said "Happy Mother's day to my birthmother, you will always be in my heart, Love Olivia. I then wrapped it around Olivia's hand and just let her hold it until it floated up into the sky. I woke up this morning and thought I have to be the luckies mom in the world. I've added a little video clip from today.



Anonymous Phyllis said...

Debbie and Kirk , You have one beautiful little angel.
Your heart must of been so full of love when you woke up on sunday to a Mothers Day with your little Olivia.
May God Bless you and your family. May you have Many more happy Mothers Days in the years ahead.
Love from your cousin:
Phyllis, Tony and Our Foster Sons:

9:08 PM  
Blogger LIZ said...

Deb, sounds like you had a great Mother's Day! I love the idea of the balloon...and Olivia being able to hold it and let it go.
She's so cute I just want to squeeze those cheeks everytime I see them.

9:15 PM  
Blogger C.J. said...

That sounds about like the world's most perfect Mama's Day.

I love those giggles :0)

11:43 PM  
Blogger The Robertsons said...

Sounds like a wonderful Mother's Day. You & Olivia look so happy together!
I loved the video as I do that with Kimberly as well. I love the belly laughs they have. Kimberly came into the room when she heard you saying the rhyme as she recognized it- too cute.


6:21 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

The pictures and the video just ooze joy ... I am so happy for you ... you are a beautiful family!

8:39 AM  
Blogger Samantha said...

Happy Mother's Day! She is Adorable it is wonderful to see you both so happy!

8:58 AM  
Blogger Doris & Dan said...

Sounds like a wonderful and heartfelt Mothers Day.

Keep smilin!

10:19 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Vandertramp said...

Beautiful photos - happy belated mom's day.

12:56 PM  
Blogger Tracey & Mike said...

What a beautiful gesture for Olivia's birth mother.
Sounds like a wonderful Mother's Day.

2:21 PM  
Blogger redmaryjanes said...

Your little girl is so darling. I saw her on Liz's blog. I think that it is wonderful that you sent up a birthmother balloon on Mother's Day.

3:27 PM  
Blogger Jill and Jaap said...

What a lovely mother's day!

3:51 PM  
Blogger Bill & Linda said...

Your red balloon story made me cry. That is beautiful.

Happy Mother's Day. She's a keeper!!!

7:04 PM  
Blogger Kennedy's mom said...

Debbie, she's so adorable. Love that full head of black hair and that little giggle! Happy mother's day.

7:26 PM  
Blogger Steffie B. said...

She is so cute and I love her littel giggle! You both look so happy! Isn't life great? ;)

8:54 PM  
Blogger Lisa and Doug said...

Olivia is just amazing. She looks like a very happy girl! I am so thrilled for you.

9:26 PM  
Anonymous Erin said...

What a beautiful way to spend mother's day and to recognize the birth mother.... I'll have to remember that.

9:57 PM  
Blogger Mark & Michelle said...

I hope your enjoyed your Mother's Day!! What a wonderful day for you!

I LOVED the video.

10:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.M.G. Is putting it lightly, she is soooooo cute!!! I can't wait to meet her in person. Sounds like you had the first of many many wonderful Mother's days.
Motherhood really is a gift isn't it?
Love Shelly

11:28 PM  
Blogger kris said...

Debbie- what an amazing family you have (wow to that husband!!)- I just love the symbolism in how you guys celebrated such a special day. Then to top it off, listening to that precious girl of yours giggle made my day!

9:16 AM  
Blogger Jaiden's Little Brother said...

Hi Deb,
Sounds like you had a great day...
What a great picture of you and Olivia I also love the video clip.

9:44 AM  
Blogger A Special Family said...

What a wonderful way to spend the weekend!
Happy Mama's day!
I love love love the pic of the two of you!!!

1:58 PM  
Blogger Krista said...

The most perfect Mother's Day!

And you could just about overload on cuteness with those sweet giggles. Love it!

10:28 PM  
Blogger Christi said...

Olivia is darling!! I love the picture with the white hat and plaid peach pants. She could not be any cuter. I am so happy for you all!

10:57 PM  
Blogger crazylady said...

Many of us speak of birth mom and acknowledge her, but what you did was spectacular in symbolism.
It must have been wonderful to find out her finding spot was amongst flowers. I see that as being surrounded by life and hope.
Your top photo of you holding Olivia is the reason we all do this.

11:23 AM  
Blogger Parental Guidance said...

Olivia is adorable and looks as though she is flourishing. I love the pictures of her with Hailey and am so impressed with her signing!
Hailey's Auntie Erin

10:03 PM  
Blogger coco said...


You look so happy. Sounds like you had a wonderful 1st Mothers Day! Olivia is so cute.

Olivia (gotcha 2/25/07)

2:01 PM  
Blogger desanibel said...

Ohmigosh, that is so cute. Peyton does more the exact same way as Olivia. I want to put those video's on too...

9:37 PM  

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