Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Just for you Donna






Ok, lots more pics coming and I was hoping to do a slideshow but Donna is pretty persistent so here are a few to tide you over until I can get what I want done.

Today we spent the afternoon at Swallows Nest, visiting the lady who cares for special needs orphans and has spent so much time with Chun Ai. She was wonderful and we were able to visit both foster homes and experience life at the nest. It was very emotional and Michael described his feelings over at his site http://www.valtool.blogspot.com/

More on that emotional visit later but we were able to visit and play with the kids and it was AMAZING. This has been the most moving trip of my life!!!

So how is LynnMarie you might ask? She is funny, loved and predictable. She smiles at all funny noises and faces, goes to sleep right after a bottle and only cries when she is tired or if her parents don't feed her formula for several hours. She and I have had several deep conversations about the future and we both agree we were made for each other. I have been singing to her and so far I know she doesn't care for Backstreet Boys but she does like Barry Manilows "Mandy. She does giggle at Kenny Rogers " The Gambler" since for some reason I know all the words to that. Ive also gone back to singing some old songs like " Seek Ye First" and "jesus loves the little children". Her belly and feet also have songs which if you know me, won't surprise you at all. We gave her a good bath tonight in the sink as the past few nights we have been washing with those pre-soaped mitten things. Kim, greatest idea ever.

China is different that what I thought it would be. LynnMarie is our daughter and we know that God gave her a wonderful story. God even showed up at Swallows Nest today.
We are soooo in love. Michael is an awesome dad. He has changed a few diapers, lots of feedings and gets up when she cries..No worries about Michael. He is smitten and is sooo proud of his little girl. We promise lots more pics coming.

We just cant find any diet coke in this city..Crazy!!!

15 comments:

Joan (Nana) said...

Beautiful!! Enjoy

Jodee Leader said...

She is just adorable! I can't believe there isn't any Diet Coke. That is just crazy!

Mark, Rebecca and Sophia said...

So fun! Enjoy these fun times. Singing songs is one of our favorite things to do. :-)

The Straight's said...

Yeah for baby pics and hairbows! Thanks for the special post just for me :) She is so stinkin cute!!

Kim said...

She is so cute! Are you asking for Coke or Pepsi Lite? All diet sodas are called 'Lite' in China.

Janet said...

Loving those pictures! Your darling is SOOOO cute! SOOOO cute!

Heather said...

Oh thank you for the pictures~~I was about to start bugging you about it myself ;)

We are so happy for you!!

Mandy said...

Okay, so I so love that she loves, "Oh Mandy". :-) Sweet pictures, Amy. Thank you for letting us share this with you.

Kiy said...

Too darling. Can I be Donna and beg for more pics? :)

Cheers, what fun!

Kiy

Briana's Mom said...

Yay! A Barry Manilow fan!!! :)

She is so adorable!

I heard her say "Da Da" in the video. Awesome!!!

redmaryjanes said...

She is just darling and I'm glad that everything is going so well!

Michelle said...

Your little girl seems wonderful! It really is an emotional time but every memory is something you can share with her later.

P.S. There is Dt. Coke in Guangzhou.

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

WHAT!!!! NO DIET COKE!!!! Ok... all the rest is cute and great but no Diet Coke... 911 call needed :) Hahahaha

Alyson and Ford said...

You have been so positive! We are so happy for you all!
We drank alot of water and tea. We did drink a few regular Cokes... this is pretty bad, I can't remember if we saw any "diet" drinks!

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RamblingMother said...

Precious! Isn't diet coke called coke lite there? I don't drink coke at all so I am not sure but that is what I thought I remember and it could be in Guangzhou only. Long time ago for me I guess.