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 what...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....

WE SURVIVED THE FIRST YEAR!!!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! She looks so big now, especially in the hat. I love the picture of her running through the sprinklers. Thanks for posting! Blessings, Debbie

Tami and Bobby Sisemore Family said...

awww what a wonderful day :) Congrats on surviving and thanks for sharing it with us :)

Blessings,
Tami

Dawn said...

Wow, Claire has grown so much and is even more gorgeous...is that possible?

The news about the big girl bed is scary! Rosie climbs into her crib but has yet to figure out the reverse trip...thank goodness.

You make the most beautiful family, congratulations on surviving the 1st year.

redmaryjanes said...

I haven't by for a while and I cannot believe how big she is now. A year??? I just can't believe it. She is absolutely beautiful.

Annie said...

Ann, has it really been a whole year already? Wow! Time flies, doesn't it? I love the picture of her in the hat. She is such a blessing, isn't she?

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

Happy Family Day! I am so sorry that we never got to meet Claire...how did this year fly by so quickly. Leaving for Sicily tomorrow. We will mix Jax but hope to return in the next few years. So glad to see how well Claire is doing. Congratulations on surviving that first year. May you have many more wonderful family adventures together.

shelley said...

Congrats on your famiversary. I remember how long your wait was and now your daughter is thriving in a wonderful loving home.