Monday, July 12, 2010

In one day

Claire got on a bike today for the first time since arriving in the U.S.

I insisted that she start with a bike with training wheels and J insisted that she could do it without. I.was.wrong.

We both insist she should ride the first few times wrapped in bubble wrap because as soon as she falls one time that will be it, owies are the end of the world for this girl and we all know how bad bike owies can be.


  1. You have a beautiful family! We are also in the process of adopting a 7 year old from China - what size is your daughter? We are starting to buy clothes, but not sure what to get. What does she like to do? fav toys, or activities? Thanks, Regina

  2. Hi Regina,
    Claire is around a size 5. She is 40 lbs and 45 inches tall. Depending on how the brand runs I will usually buy her a 6 in shirts but in pants or sleveless dresses I've never been able to buy her anything bigger than 5.
    Claire loves to color and draw. Magnadoodles are a hit, markers, coloring books, etc. She tends to be drawn to toys younger than her age because I don't think she had anything like that in China.
    Good luck, it has been amazing for us!

  3. Thanks for the info! We are so excited to bring our sweetie home!! I am praying that our LOA, and all else moves quickly & we get to travel this year! Thanks again! Regina