Thursday, August 12, 2010

6 months home

This may look like any standard 'ole picture but this picture has taken 6 months to fully mature. See that little girl with 1, ONE ponytail? Claire's hair has been growing since we met her in China. She has had a couple of trims to try and even up the layers she had before but other than those trims she hasn't had any hair cuts. I was able to put her hair into pigtails about 6 weeks ago but today was the first time I got it into one ponytail, successfully. When I finished fixing her hair she reached back to see what I'd done and got very excited.
"Mommy, you one ponytail?! Oh yay, that is cool!"

I guess that sums it up well. We've had our little girl home with us for six months today; I can't believe they have gone by so quickly but at the same time it feels like she's always been here. Now that all of our kids are back in school I'm hoping to write some blog posts/articles on older child adoption; things that I think would have been helpful to know before we traveled. The key word in that sentence is hoping, because keeping up with 4 kids is a full time job.


  1. I can't believe our children have been home 6 months already. In some ways, it seems like Eli has always been here, and yet in some other ways, it seems he only just arrived!!

    I would love to read what you write about older child adoption since Kevin and I are seriously feeling led to adopt again - maybe an older girl - :)

    Janet and gang

  2. well find some time girlfriend cause I'm gonna need some btdt info. Hopefully will travel december or january so you got a few months to give me some pointers.. lol happy 6 month home !!!!

  3. Congrats on 6 months! We've been following along for a while now, trying to prepare for our own trip. If you do post on things you wish you'd known, can you let me know?? We're leaving September 1st! :)