Sunday, March 22, 2009

We are alive (barely) and loving life with Norah.

This is the smiling face that brightens up our days.

Norah and I walked to the park today. It was such a pretty day and she had a lot of fun, but the girl is fearless. I followed her around and she would just walk right off the play equipment. If I wasn’t right there to grab her she would come to the ledge of a five foot drop and just put her foot out like there was ground under her feet. With me watching over her she stayed safe but only because I played on the equipment with her.

Nana and Popi came over to spend some time playing with there new Granddaughter.

We even got in a little weeding in the garden. Norah loves being outside, the onions and garlic are coming in great. It is time to plant my next wave of onions.

The first full day home I got down the swing we had put up for Norah and set it up. We ended up swinging and playing outside until dark.

Apparently Norah didn’t get the memo that we are now in a different time zone and 2:00 PM is now 2:00AM and we are suppose to be sleeping not playing, oh well it will get better.
And on a side note Brandon is doing really great in school. He stepped up to the challenge and really showed us what a responsible young adult he can be while we were on our trip. He also made a great effort to win over Norah and is totally smitten with her. We are very proud of him.

Norah and I took a trip over to UCA to see our Annie. She had gotten Norah a pop-up book for a welcome home gift. Annie reached for Norah and at first Norah wasn’t going for it but I had Annie ride in the back seat of the truck with Norah on the way to lunch. Norah warmed up to her quickly. By the time we took Annie to Wal-Mart to pickup some things she needed to survive the spring break Norah would let Annie hold her for some goodbye pictures before we headed home. Have fun this week Miss Annie you are doing great in School.
Popup book from Annie.

It has been hard to get things back in order since we came home but we are starting to get a handle on it.We both are still feeling the jet lag badly, hopefully getting in the sunlight will help. I haven’t even had the time to post lately, hopefully I can get to feeling better and post more often. I most say that the two people from our local FCC-CA “Families with Children from China” have brought us dinners and it has been a welcome site. Thanks to both Kim and Kammy. Both dinners were yummy and we have enough left overs to feed us for the rest of the week. Without you guys we would probably be living off of oatmeal, oranges, bananas, and what ever take out would deliver.


Carrie said...

That is so neat to have a help from the FCC group. I need to join it over here in Fl. Glad to see all is well. Please keep us posted!

Michele said...

Waited a long time to see Norah playing in that yard... the smiles say it all..Life is Great! So very happy for all of you!

Shannon said...

Congratulations! Norah is beautiful. Loved looking at all the photos---you really captured some great shots. Best wishes.

Trish said...

I am so happy for yo guys. Norah is just lovely. Enjoy every moment, they grow up way to fast!

gdaysunshine said...

I love your pictures of Norah! You all look so happy! I hope you get over the jetlag soon.

Yoli said...

What a wonderful feeling the circle complete. It's been a long journey but so worth it.