Friday, January 28, 2011

Gotcha Day Continued....

As we arrived at the hotel.

After "THE BATH"!

We drove to the medical building where they do all adoption physical exams for someone to check her chicken pox. She sat on my lap the whole way. When we got out of the van she didn't want to be held- told me she would walk- but held my hand the whole time. She really "knew" she was going back to her "home" at the orphanage.
She checked out fine. We left- she held my hand and sat on my lap all the way to the Carrfour to get water and snacks. She walked in and then let me carry her. We bought water, pringles, oreos and chinese cartoon DVD's for her. Drove back to the hotel. As soon as we walked in and she realized this was not where she intended to go, she turned around and told Rosa something in Chinese. Rosa looked at me and said, "She knows this isn't where she wants to be", then told us to hurry to our rooms. I held her and let her cry it out. She cried in the room for 15-20 minutes and then quit. I don't remember what happened directly after that- I think she looked around, went through her new backpack, etc.
She had to go to the bathroom so I took her and she wanted to take a bath! She got in and played and smiled. Let me wash her hair. She was great. We put her new jammies on and she LOVED her pink princess slippers. She posed for many pictures. We ordered room service and she ate fruit. Mosts of the fo
od was yucky. She played with her new things and was even a little silly with Trey and Trent. Wow- after her bath she was so different!

I know my grammer is bad- but I typed what I had written. I didn't take the time to make sure I had it all correct- as I was on call 24/7!!
So, that's it! Starting on day 2 she woke up happy and has stayed that way ever since!
When I said she's never looked back- I meant it. This girl is the happiest, silliest, most fun and loving child I've ever known. Life is waaaayyy better with her in it!!

Day 2
Happiest Girl In the World


  1. I love the look on your face in that first picture!! LOL... so funny. Gotta love that sweet happy girl!!

  2. Thank you for sharing this! It made me emotional reading it! Bless that sweet little girl! Praise God you guys brought her home!