Monday, January 19, 2009

Pearl shopping...

Today, we went shopping for pearls and I made my contribution to the local economy...ouch! ;)



Lauren is learning to trust us and she's letting her guard down more and more each day. She is playing, smiling, laughing and showing us her true personality. She is such a sweet and good-natured little girl...and we are so blessed to have her in our lives. Here's a little video snippet from our walk this evening...


Tomorrow afternoon we are heading to the White Swan lobby for a big group photo and a red couch photo of the kids.

You can see our photos from the day here.

25 comments:

Linda said...

Love seeing her personality coming out... It's all worth it.. You sounded good today and I'm happy all is going well. Can't get enough of that giggle.... Friday is coming soon!!! Mom

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Love the photos...
Love Lauren's beautiful little smile..
I am sooo glad she is starting to open up..
Makes it a little easier for all of you..
Love her little pearls..
Looks like you had a wonderful Day..
Can't wait to see the Red Couch photos..
Get some rest..
Hugs..
only a few more days and you will be home...
I am sure Grandma is soooo excited..

Diana said...

She is so cute! You can see the difference in her eyes..they are smiling:)
Love the pearls.

Amy said...

One nice thing about pearls is that when she gets older, you can have a jewler remake the braclets into a bigger bracelet or a necklace.

Lindsay said...

Great video - what an infectious laugh :)

Cheryl said...

GREAT VIDEO!! Lauren looked so happy and relaxed -- she is so cute!! Glad to hear things are going so well!!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Ani said...

love hat giggle!!!!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Love the giggle! And the red couch photos, oh, those photos. Prepare for total chaos.

kelly said...

She already looks so different from her Gotcha video....happy, healthy. Keep up the great job and I hope every day is a little better! What did you buy at the pearl shop?

OziMum said...

Aaaawwww!!! There is nothing sweeter than a baby's laughter! Lauren is doing so well... YOU are doing so well!!!!

So so happy for you guys... Lauren is finally coming home!!!

Nancy & Brian said...

She is prescious! I love her little laugh and smile. :)
Nancy

waiting4lexi said...

Donna I am over the top excited for you guys. I can't even believe you have your little Lauren and oh my how she is changing and opening up so quickly. What a lucky mommy and daddy you guys are! I am hopeful that I will finally get to meet you and now little Lauren too if you guys make it the AFCC Chinese New Year. P.S could your girl be any prettier? Oh My! those deep dark eyes just melt my heart! Gorgeous! Mary in Gilbert, waiting4lexi@yahoo.com

Doreen said...

Now you're back in your element! Shop away,Sista...you deserve it!!! So nice to see Lauren coming around. Every day is getting better.

Doreen in Montreal single mom to Faith-Jiangxi & Mia-Sichuan

Catherine said...

What a treat to hear your precious baby girl laugh and giggle ! So happy for you mommy that you're beginning to see Lauren's personality emerging.

Alyson and Ford said...

So glad to see the cute video! You will be home soon and it keeps getting better and better!

Alyzabeth's Mommy of FOUR Months!!

mommy2gabby said...

What a precious girl! Love the giggles and laughter that she is doing. I am glad that things are beginning to turn around for you guys!

:) Jody

redmaryjanes said...

Oh my word...LOVE HER! Look at her looking for her little pearls, she is a girl after my heart for sure!

Laura and Dan said...

Wow! Not 1 but 2 pearl bracelets??? That is great, I bet it warmed your heart to buy those for your litte princess. She is quite gorgeous and funny! She also has a LOT of teeth in that beautiful smile, I can't wait to meet her. Laura

PIPO said...

Oh Donna! I just love that her personality is starting to shine through. Great news :0)

Ava Baby said...

Hi Donna & Joe,
So glad everything is going well with Lauren. She is such a sweet doll and it's good to see her smiling and laughing! Take care.
Michele

Anonymous said...

She is so precious :)) So happy to hear things are going smoother, the smiles and laughter more apparent. Congratulations! So happy for you all.

hiltonsheadeast said...

Oh, yippee!! There's Lauren. It's so good to see. Congrats! You guys are doing an awesome job. We cannot wait to meet your little Lauren.

Hugs,
Lori**

Karsynn's Mommy...Sammi said...

Progress!!!!! I told you so! I'm ecstatic for you all. Buy what you want, you might not ever return!!!

A Waiting Cousin said...

I just love that video! I've probably seen it like 100 times already! Lauren is probably the cutest baby alive and I can't wait to see her in two days!!!

~Emily

Anonymous said...

Lauren's so funny! I wish I have a baby like her when I get older! I can't wait to see you guys on Friday. Lauren is going to be cuter than I can imagine!
-Josh