Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Life with Lucy~

We Love Lucy
We Adore Lucy
We Treasure Lucy!
We are having so much fun with Lucy. She truly is a joy! She is happy, smart, and very funny. She has a sense of humor, and she really gets ours!
Our house has been very busy with lots of Lucy's Fan Club stopping by, and she has handled it beautifully. Yesterday was 2 weeks that she has been with us and she tells us "Wo Ai Ni" (I Love You)...of course we have been saying it from the very first day to her, so it has flooded our hearts to hear her say it back.
She is sad when her Baba leaves for work, but she knows when it is close to time for him to come home. She asks for her big brothers first thing every morning...she is going to miss them when school starts.
I think Toby and I really felt the jet lag yesterday, so hoping we are now over it! Overall, it wasn't too bad :)

After church on Sunday- Lucy did great!

Lucy LOVES baths, especially with her wa wa (baby)

Lucy LOVES cell phones!

The carseat turned out to not be a big deal :)

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  1. Oh, thanks for the update! I just sent you an e mail before checking in here...she looks so happy, but not as happy as you~

  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE her smile!!! She is just the cutest little lady!

  3. My heart is so full of joy when I see her smile, she is just as bright as sunshine! You all look so happy, hope all is going well as you settle back in! Give her big hugs from us!

  4. I just love her smile! It is contagious. What an absolute darling. I am so happy for you!

  5. So glad the transition is going well.

    Will have to schedule a time to meet and exchange the NTAW book and the bottles.

    BTW, Ruth got her referral today!!

  6. Hey Dawn,
    Thanks for your post and WELCOME HOME. It was so fun to follow along with you guys on your journey to get Lucy. Man she is just so cute. I imagine you guys are enjoying her to the enth degree.

    We look forward to our day in China very soon!

  7. It is SOOOO wonderful to see Lucy home!!!! She is just a treasure!!!! I'm so happy for all of you!!!!! Her smile is definitely contagious!!!:)
    I have a book for Lucy I need to mail out, but wanted to make sure you do not have it....Ten Little Lady Bugs??? If you do, I will pick out a different one. Faith always loved this book so thought Lucy might too. Let me know?!!

  8. It's so great to see Lucy home with her family! I'm so glad she's adjusting ~ sounds like she's always been part of the family :)
    So happy for you!

  9. Oh my gosh I love her in her nightgown! She's so sweet! And the picture of the two of you is so beautiful. She looks very happy to be with her family. I'm glad the jet lag is not too bad for you.
    I got the sweetest email from your mom today. She certainly is in love with her grandaughter!


  10. I can honestly say, from the bottom of my heart... I have NEVER seen a cuter smile!

  11. Also, Libby has a little something for Lucy... would you mind leaving your address in my comments (if you feel comfortable). I won't publish it, of course!

  12. Well that answers my question as to how Lucy is doing at home! I pray that Cate will adjust as well as Lucy has! What a blessing!! She is so adorable in her little girly clothes! I can't wait!

  13. She is just so darn cute. That smile, just can't help but bring a smile to your readers. Truly one special little girl.

  14. She looks soo happy in her new home...like she's been there forever!
    She is a DOLL!
    Blessings and glad you are home!!!
    Keisha Walker

  15. OH MY GOLLY - she has the brighest, best smile in the world - she makes my whole day:)

    The little ladybugs sent a little surprise for you all this weekend, so hopefully it will get to you this week...so incredibly happy to see how well things are going.

    Answered prayer, Dawn...answered prayer:)


  16. Lucy has the best smile! Love seeing her with her brothers. Thanks for the update, Wendy

  17. It looks like Lucy was the perfect addition to your family! She looks sooo happy! You are so blessed!

  18. Welcome home! I loved following your journey. Lucy is absolutely adorable!

    Congrats to your beautiful family!

    Jill :)

  19. just absolutly adorable is all I can say!!! she is precious beyond words!!!

    Christy :)

  20. Dawn...what wonderful pictures! It was a pleasure meeting her, and the love you have for each other is so obvious. I am looking forward to many years of watching this beautiful daughter of yours bloom in your care!

  21. I am so glad everything is going so good. That cheesy smile is too cute! She looks so cute in all of her different outfits.

  22. So happy to hear that all is going well! She is such an adorable little girl! Have fun!


  23. What a great smile! She is so adorable and has made such an amazingly smooth adjustment so far!

  24. My little Lucy, Grammy loves you so much. I loved you before I knew you but you are incredible.
    Your brothers love you so much. and you will someday realize what a terrific mom and Dad you have that with raise you with special care and soooooooooo much love.
    Grammy and PaPa

  25. and we love her too...........

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  27. too cute..... ;) Glad things are going well.

  28. How, oh how can you take it?! Lucy has the most fabulous, light up smile!!

  29. It is SO great to see her home and thriving... so gorgeous and that smile...

  30. Man, you need to teach that child to smile -- is she always so glum? ; )

    Love the pictures, so glad you're home and she's happy and doing well.

    Funny, we didn't experience jet lag on our return home this time -- which was nice, because last time it was a killer!

  31. If these pictures aren't a reminder of God's love and constant listening, I don't know what is...

    It is incredible to see Lucy lighting up your life and you hers.



  32. Oh my, I was just flipping around the internet looking at different China adoption blogs and found yours, and I knew your looked familier then I remembered that we were in Guangzhou at the same time :> We were the momma and 10 year old daughter (Peyton) who had just adopted Ruthie (we were at the Narita airport in line together). What a small world. It is so nice to see that Miss. Lucy is doing so well and LOVES her big brothers. Hope everything continues to go wonderfully.
    God is so wonderful to give you 3 great kids and one China doll and he is wonderful to give us 3 great kids and one China doll also, sometimes it is just so unbelievable.

    Good luck and God bless
    Sharon Allen in Alabama

  33. Oh Dawn,

    I truly could not be happier for you!!! I have been thinking about you and wondering how it was all going. Kate REALLY missed our boys when they went back to school (and I kow she will again in a week;)

    Lucy looks like such a joyful little girl. She really lights up with her smile.

    I signed up to send y'all a book at your shower. We are in the middle of moving so I am going to wait a few weeks (we don't even have an address yet!) I'll e-mail you to see what books you have not gotten yet!