Friday, June 29, 2012

A few "first's" for Addy-Kate

 Today marks our very last day here in Xi'an city. It's hard to believe that we have been here almost an entire week. It's been wonderful, but we are definitely ready to enter this last leg of our adoption journey. Early tomorrow morning, we will board a plane that will take us to Guangzhou. The US Consulate is in Guangzhou and all adoptions are finalized in this city.
 We had planned to take Addy-Kate to another local park to play today, but we woke up to steady rain falling outside. The weather man was calling for rain storms all day long!  
 So instead of the park, we stayed busy this morning playing in our hotel.
Addy-Kate got to watch her very FIRST episode of the Wiggles...
 And had her very FIRST "airplane rides" with Daddy!
 She was all giggles and LOVED it!
She is staring to warm up more and more to her Daddy everyday.  When we first got her, she ONLY wanted Shane. She really wanted nothing to do with me on that first day, but that has quickly changed.
Now, she LOVES playing with her Daddy, but prefers me to care, carry, or comfort her.
Shane gave her her bath last night though, and she never let out a single whimper.
If only she realized that she already has him wrapped around her little finger;)
 By mid-morning, we decide to venture out for a little while, and Addy-Kate enjoyed her FIRST walk in the rain;)
For lunch, we decided to try the KFC near our hotel, and Addy-Kate had her FIRST (of many:) french fries!
It came as no surprise to us that she absolutely LOVED them! 
She's definitely not a ketchup kind-of-girl though;)

It's so much fun for Shane and I to watch AK experience all these "firsts"! We love seeing things through her eyes!
She is an AMAZING little girl and we feel incredibly blessed to be her parents!


West Family said...

She is gorgeous and looks like she is loves being with her mommy and daddy!! Look forward to seeing her with all her siblings in the coming weeks. I am sure they are beyond excited to have their sister home with them!! Friends of ours just brought their daughter home a week ago from Ethiopia. Such an amazing experience adoption is!! Congratulations on your growing family!

Julie said...

You can see her coming more alive in every post. Can't wait to see her and her siblings together. She is precious and she is blessed to be in such a loving family.

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Great story! I love the french fry shot!

Melanie said...

What a sweet, fun day! We are excited for the last leg of your journey & are praying for you guys every step of the way! Can't wait to see AK interacting with all her siblings!

Brian & Ashley said...

Such a sweet post! She's just too cute and adorable!