Saturday, February 14, 2009

A lot of fun...

We are having so much fun with Lauren and she is doing so well. She's been slowly warming up to Gramma and had lots of smiles and a high five for her last night...


Thanks to my local bloggy friend, Jeanette, I found out about an English/Chinese story time at one of the libraries nearby. We went yesterday and it was really nice. They sung songs and read books in both English and Mandarin and had playtime at the end. I think she enjoyed playtime the most. She really liked climbing through the long tube. Here's a couple of pics of that in the cutest shirt I picked up off the Gymboree sale rack. It says...100% sweet - made of pure sugar. I think that just about says it all!


Today we went to a Valentine's Day party hosted by our friends, Laura and Dan, and their beautiful son Dominic. There were lots of kids there adopted from both China and Guatemala. It was so wonderful to see the happy faces of all the kids with their forever families...it's so heartwarming to think that these kids, including Lauren, were dreamed of for so long and now loved so much...


So, can you tell we are having lots of fun being parents? We just love her to pieces! I'm just now finally feeling like I'm getting the knack of being a mommy. I think now that we have a routine going during the day, everything flows a lot smoother. Lauren is definitely everything I ever dreamed of and more!

18 comments:

Ladybugsmom said...

Donna,
I am so glad she is doing so well...I know exactly how you feel...you almost want to pinch yourself....how blessed are well.
Emily

Cora said...

Happy Valentines Day!
Looks like everything is going well. love all of the pictures, Lauren is a real cutie!

Anonymous said...

So happy to hear all is going so well and you are all settling in, and so in love :)

Jodee Leader said...

What a sweet post! It looks like you are having a blast with Lauren. Hope you had a great Valentine's Day!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Happy Valentine's Day... SOunds like a great party.. and you are doing sooo well..
Lauren is soooo cute..
Have a great weekend..

Chrissie said...

Glad to hear everything is coming along well. Enjoy these times as it will pass by so quick!

Lisa and Tate said...

I am sure so very soooon Gramma will be Laurens second next favorite (momma and baba first). She is 100% sweet and everything you have been dreaming about. So, has the long wait been forgotten???

I swear she has such cute clothes!!!

Lisa~~ said...

Happy to hear that things are going so well and that you're having so much fun! Happy Valentine's Day.

Kristy said...

Oh the HAPPINESS is just everywhere!!! I love it.

Love and blessings, Kristy

Sophia's Mama and Baba said...

Donna this makes my heart so happy. Lauren is a beautiful child and I know just what you mean about motherhood being better then you ever dreamed. It is a process of learning for everyone isn't it??

Love ya
Susan

sierrasmom said...

Hi Donna, Joe and Lauren!! I am so glad things are going smoothly for you. Lauren looks adorable!!!I think of you guys often!! Sierra is doing well too!
Donna, I can't believe someone asked you the grandma question. NO WAY do you look lioke you could be her grandmother!!!
Hugs, Kathie

redmaryjanes said...

She is just darling and looks so happy.
Big Hugs to Grandma Linda!

Ani said...

Such a happy girl! Enjoy every stage and every second - they grow up in the blink of an eye!

Christi and Abbey said...

So glad you are able to enjoy your girl! What a special time for you all

Norma said...

The first year with Isabel was like magic to me.
We were so in love with her and so happy. I will never ever forget those sweet days with my girl and the bond we forged is stronger than ever.

OziMum said...

Amazing. Its the weirdest feeling, isn't it?!! Doeesn't it feel like you've had Lauren forever?!!

Steve and Rebecca said...

Donna...it is so much fun reading and watching you all fall in love with each other! It is so encouraging to those of us waiting and watching and wondering when and how it will be for us!
Thank you for continuing to share your moments!

kelly said...

Such beautiful pictures!