This is our story....of love, life, and adoption

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Beach Baby!!!

Isn't that just too cute. I have abided by Jon's "no bikini" clause and got the cutest bathing suit at Target. Claire continues to amaze us with her fearless attitude. She seriously isn't afraid of anything. We brought her to the beach for the first time last Sunday and she loved it, of course. The sand didn't bother her, neither did the salt water or waves.
She just soaked it all up. Played like she'd been to the beach a million times. I can't imagine what has gone through her little head the past week and a half. What I wouldn't give to read her little thoughts.
We really have to watch her b/c she will jump, walk, crawl into anything without any fear.
I love this shot.
No fussing or crying here!

I've heard it a million times. People say that the perfect child for their family is the child that came into their lives. I don't know if I really believed that until Claire was placed into my arms. The one thing we didn't want, apart from the obvious medical problems, was a prissy-don't want to get dirty, or try anything little girl. Because we are not those type of people. And she's not one of those kids. She really is the perfect fit for our family. Before we left we would always prepare ourselves....she might hate the stroller, she might hate the water, she might not like the car seat, she may hate the sand. None of that has come to be. She is just fearless...that's what we always say. Now I know in the future we'll have to keep a close eye on that fearless attitude, but for now we're amazed at this little blessing in our lives!!

14 comments:

Farrah said...

She is precious...
And what beautiful pics!!

Annie said...

Aww, she looks so cute at the beach. I'm glad she is perfect for your family.

Tami and Bobby Sisemore Family said...

aww such a cutie :) I am jealous of the beach play :) I so want to go and walk on teh beach and put my feet in the ocean :)

Blessings,
Tami
Noah's Mommy
www.tillGodbringsthemhome.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

She looks like she has grown some already! She is so cute. I love her bathing suit.
I check your blog everyday to see how you guys are doing.
You look so peaceful and happy there at the beach..
Thanks for sharing.

Jan

Staci said...

What a cute beach baby. :)

Judy said...

My heart melts at the precious beach photos! You guys look like a beautiful family. Enjoy every moment.

Anonymous said...

She looks SO happy. Just GREAT to see. Thanks for posting! Debbie
http://twointaiwan.blogspot.com/

David and Janalee said...

She is just so cute! Love the beach shots and her swimming suit is adorable. What a special time you are having right now as you bond with your daughter. Seeing the three of you together makes my heart so happy.
Janalee

Debz said...

Welcome home! She is so sweet sittin there in the water!

Anonymous said...

no bikini rule - well done john!

Tish said...

she looks so cute in her swimming suit!

Sarah k said...

Awe too cute hon!!! I think you could put her in a sack and she would still shine!!

Sherry said...

Oh my she's just so tiny! I just want to scoop her up! Love the bathing suit! So no bikinis but maybe a tankini daddy? LOL! The
1st picture is my favorite!

redmaryjanes said...

You are all so happy, I just love seeing her home. You have waited for such a long time.
Her new bathingsuit is darling!