Monday, March 9, 2009

Only 8 more days until our 1 year Anniversary!

This weekend, we went to Atlanta to celebrate our Gotcha Day Anniversary! We went to the High Museum to see the TerraCotta Warriors from China. Amazing.... Lily loved every moment. She loves being out and about, but she really enjoyed going to the museum. People are always amazed at how good she is to be so young. She was just completely taking in every item. It is definitely something to see. We had a great weekend, other than the fact that I got sick by Saturday evening. But, other than that, we went shopping at our favorite store for Lily, Hanna Andersson. She is too cute in those clothes! So, we got her a brand-new wardrobe for Spring and Summer courtesy of Aunt Suzette. She provides that cash, and we do the shopping. So, Lily says, "Thank you, Aunt Suzette!"
So, I am home today with acute bronchitis. Nice, huh? Well, I am just praying that Lily and Jamie won't get it, too. I had to just re-live our last year's moments one more day! The following pictures are our Gotcha Day memories... (they are posted backwards- sorry!)

This is about an hour after we got Lily back to the hotel room and changed her clothes. I know they tell you not to, but we couldn't help ourselves. She did fine, by the way. She was much happier in these clothes, too.
The next picture is right after we changed her clothes. She stopped crying completely and began to bond with me.
Our first family photo!

A picture with Lily's orphanage director.Moments after she was handed to me- she stopped crying for about 5 seconds.
The moment she was placed in my arms for the first time.
We just knew that she was our Lily...
We watched as they carried around this beautiful baby that was crying and screaming...
We were told that our babies from Wanzai were in the corner- all three of them. But, they were there first. We had to wait until the others came. More waiting....


Kevin and Kimberly said...

I never saw some of these pictures. It's amazing how much Lily has changed!

I just cannot believe we are just days away from a year! Do you have any special plans? Remember those St. Patrick's Day shirts? I know we will sport them again on the 17th! :)

Sophia's Mama and Baba said...

Oh wow this made me cry.. When I saw the Wanzai director and the pictures of the man from the Wanzai orphanage and Lily being carried around by them it brought back memories for me of Sophia's Gotcha day. Thank you so much for sharing all the wonderful details of you day. I can't wait to share ours when our anniversary day is approaching..

jocelyn031708 said...

What memories those pictures bring back. I even see Jocelyn being held and crying on that day. I have to admit that once we had Jocelyn in the room we changed her clothes as well. Like Lily she did fine with this.

One more week and we will have been mommies for one year. What a year it has been.