Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Latest stuff...

Laila's adoption was made official yesterday afternoon!! She is our little girl forever and ever, it's the most amazing feeling in the world. We all went to the registration officials office to finalize the adoption. We had pictures taken with the official paper and the adoption registration official. It's a big deal, usually it's just someone from the office but the guy in charge of the entire Henan province came and did ours. It was a brand new building and we were the 1st adoptions to be finalized there so it was special. They came early to put out the red carpet for all of us. They had an official photographer who took pictures of each family with the adoption official and then a group photo that will be framed and put on the wall. We then went to the notary, signed a few more papers and viola, she's our daughter!! We also went to the Lotus Center, kinda like a Super Wal-Mart. We bought diapers, formula, some clothes for Laila (everything I brought is too big and it's size 12 month),a few toys and some snacks. She did great, was in the front pack smiling at people. We are really seeing Laila's personality now. She is so happy!! She smiles alot, laughs alot and is babbling all the time. She gets a little cranky when she's tired or hungry but what little one doesn't. She's doing better with us putting her down some, which is good, it shows she trusts us that we won't leave her, but she makes it very known when she wants us to hold her and we are happy to do so. She took a few steps today from daddy to me and then back. We made a big deal out of it and she just had big smiles the entire time. She's just the best thing ever and we are so in love!!! Enjoy the pictures!!

5 comments:

Kate said...

Even though I've gotten to see her on skype, I love seeing the pictures. Gabrielle can't wait for her to come here. She's your daughter, but I still consider her mine since she's my neice. You guys are so lucky.

Donna said...

This journey to Laila is going so well, I'm thrilled for you! Glad you got the royal treatment at adoption day, too!! We went to the Lotus center in Anhui, quite an experience! Enjoy, the trip only gets better. really!!

Teresa =) said...

Congrats, congrats, congrats!!! I'm recovering from surgery and haven't been able to check the blogs in a few days...I have been dying to see Laila in your arms!! She's adorable...I think I saw a trace of a smile in one of those pictures.

My heart is bursting for you guys...think you could run over to LuoHe for us and grab Molly???

Teresa =)

Amy & Jason said...

We loved SKYPING with you all the other morning and can't wait to do so again soon. She is a beauty and keeper (and I am not just saying that becasue we are family!)!!!!

Sarah said...

Congrats on it being official!!Yay!!!!!!!!!!!

Sarah
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