Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A day at the park...

Today, we had a so-called "free day"! We didn't have any paperwork to complete or any appointments to attend too. The day was ours to hang out and get to know our sweet girl a little more! 
 Our guide had mentioned that there was a park just a few blocks away from our hotel, so after breakfast, we decided to head there for a morning of fun!
 The "park" was actually an old amusement park which was no longer in business.
We enjoyed walking around and exploring this area of Xi'an!
I think Addy-Kate enjoyed it too. 
 She was still extremetly cautious and stayed with-in our reach at all times. 
 Everywhere she went, she would look over her shoulder and make sure that we were still there. 
 She is just the sweetest thing EVER and every day we are seeing more and more of her personality.
She is so smiley and hands out one of those infectious grins to everyone she meets!
Up until this point though, she has been really really quiet. She smiles and giggles, but has yet to speak a single word to us. We know she can talk because we have heard her say things in her sleep-ha;) Well, tonight at dinner she finally decided that it was time to talk to us. Wanna know what she said...She said "Mama"!!!!! Over and Over and Over again she called me..."MAMA"!!!!
Oh.Be.Still.My.Heart!!!
I love this girl;)








14 comments:

Colleen said...

I haven't commented yet but I have been reading your posts and could not be happier for you and your beautiful family. Addy Kate is so very lucky to have such a loving and caring family.

Candy said...

Thank you for sharing your story. You are such an inspiration to me in so many ways! LOVE your blog!!! :)

Amy said...

Mama!!! That brought tears to my eyes!!! God has truly blessed your family and AK as well!!! Please keep updating us! I look forward to logging on every morning to see you guys!!!

Be Blessed!

Amy

Jeremy, Holly, Haven and Jovie said...

What a blessing for her to say Mama! I know you guys were thrilled. Praying that you continue to bond easily.

Jessica said...

Jenny that brought tears to my eyes to hear that her first words to you all was momma. I just know that your heart melted as did mine. You inspire me so much with all of your accomplishments as a mother. This little girl is SO blessed to be going to such a loving family. Continued prayes for safe travels. Love to you all :)

April said...

Wow! How special and beautiful is her first word shared with you, her Mama. Love it.

BRANDY said...

Jenny these blogs are just too sweet! I have yet to read one without crying. I am just so happy for your whole family. These 2 weeks will go quickly and then you will have your whole family together. The time will be so worth it! You are such an inspiration.

Bethany @ 3SonsPlus1...and.... said...

Such a sweet, beautiful little angel! You must feel on top of the world! Love that her first word was Mama! Oh my, Jenny, that is just...I don't even have words! Praise God!

Its Me Again Margaret said...

I love your cute little blog! I started folowing back in Feb. So glad for you guys! She is adorable!

emily said...

I definitely teared up at the "momma" part. How sweet!

She truly is a beautiful little girl!

Melanie said...

Oh, MAMA! How utterly sweet & what a priceless moment for sure! The pictures of AK exploring the park are adorable & it looks like she already is a natural in front of the camera with her sweet, sweet grin! I know you guys are having the BEST time! I know that you will treasure these days always!

Cyndi J said...

She is such a doll !Her siblings are going to adore her.
Praying for save travels home for all.

lane, kelli and the boys said...

Sweet girl! My heart is So happy for your precious family :)

Kari said...

<3 so happy for you all!