Sunday, November 20, 2011

Home at last

GOTCHA DAY





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A difficult farewell



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 Yes, I know she is signing "candy" instead of "apple".  We've got it all straightened out now :)

 Maria's first bath with her new family

 Trying out the new shoes/clothes

 At Doctor visit, Maria models how to check her puppy's heartbeat

 When I am eating, I am very happy

 Mommy helps me relax for a nap

 Thank you Katie for knitting my hat and scarf!

 Trying on sister's hat.  Yes, we are in "love"

 Learning "Twinkle, twinkle little star"

 Out for a walk in the snow



 Packed and ready to go home!



HEADING HOME
 Homecoming outfit

 Maria signing "airplane"




 




Finally home- thank you Wilcox family for the warm welcome!


NEW LIFE
 I love my new playhouse

 Maria reading her Bible

 Kisses for sister

 Meeting new friends


 First American pizza!

 Playing with Daddy

 Check out my fine motor skills: I can lace beads! I can also take off my blanket sleeper and diaper, so now mommy has to put it on backwards so I can't reach the zipper!


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Do you like my Thanksgiving hair clips?  So much to be thankful for...


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As my 5 year old son told me today, "I'm so glad we got Maria before someone else got her." 

Me too :)

8 comments:

  1. She is beautiful!! and the comment from your son, so sweet! I have also been so touched by the reaction from our other children to Vika. Beautiful family!!

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  2. Another thing to be so thankful for... Maria is HOME with her very loving family. Thank you for sharing all the delightful happy and fun pictures. I love the ones with her siblings loving on her. Wow what a Thanksgiving you'll have!!

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  3. Congratulations!!! And welcome home, Maria! Welcome to your new life. :-)

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  4. Just beautiful!!! I love the scarf and hat!

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  5. Congratulations! Oh she's absolutely stunning! Gentry, SO glad to see you are home! Praising God with you!

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  6. So happy to see these! Beautiful family, you are so blessed with the gift of each other! Thanks for sharing Gentry! <3

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  7. Love your post, all the pictures and videos! I am so happy I got to meet you in while we were both picking up our little ones!!! I hope things are going well with you guys, it sure looks like it from the pictures. I am so glad!!!
    Adri

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Thank you for sharing your kind words!