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

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Our 1st Family Day

Can you believe that it's been a year since our little angel was placed into our arms...gosh the time has flown by. So in honor of our first Family day we headed again to the gulf coast, crystal clear water, sugar sanded beaches and a lazy river at our condo. We had a great time and Claire again was a trooper.

What a difference a year makes. I remember so vividly what it felt like to hold her for the first time. I also remember Jon and I going back to the hotel, looking at our new daughter and saying aloud "Now what?"....Now what, how naive we were. Now we have a running, screaming laughing toddler that has so much energy sometime I wish she had a pause button.... For just ten seconds.... Claire has grown and changed so much this past year. The last couple of months has uncovered a little girl that so much wants to be grown. Her desire to be big has really thrown caution to the wind. She wants to try everything herself, climb all things, jump off any thing and argue in her own little jumble of words and nonwords. She has grown in her affections and has become quite cuddly here of late. She can be sweet and devious in the same minute. Is she starting to sound like someone you know?
Poor Jon doesn't stand a chance with the two of us.....Anyhow....enjoy the pictures....