Her first trip to the park

Friday, July 12, 2013

I'm a bit behind in sharing about Havi's first week home.  That's because I have been busy in the kitchen or in the pool with the dumplings.  Anywho, last week when Bammy was here, we went to the park late one morning/early afternoon.  The lighting was harsh, but I brought my camera anyway.  Havi loved the slide and swing.

Now, don't get any crazy ideas, like I allow my kids to go down slides head first.  This is the toddler slide, so very short and low to the ground.  Madeline has to crawl her way out.  So she's completely safe going head first.

So there you have it.  A short, sweet little trip to our favorite-y favorite park by the river.  It's the first of many more for this little girl.  

This week saw Bammy heading back to Connecticut.  The dumplings were so sad to drop her off at the airport.  We hadn't even left the airport parking lot when they were telling me how much they missed her already.  It was a great visit!  

Yesterday Havi had a doctor's appointment.  She did fairly well.  She got 3 out of 5 vaccines in order to make her current for her age and to comply with the Hague requirements.  She did cry but not for long.  She cried harder and longer when she tripped in the waiting area and hit her cheek hard against the leg of a chair.  It bruised up right away.  Poor girl.  Oh yes, and right before our social worker comes out tomorrow for our one month post placement visit.  Nice.  Anyway, I plan on writing up a post to share with you more about our precious little Havi.  For now, I'll leave you with one word to describe her- LOUD!

Happy weekend everyone!


lisacng @ expandng.com 7/12/2013  

It's so wonderful to see Havi smile and also to see how wonderfully Caleb and Madeline have embraced and welcomed her into the family. What a lovely and sweet family you have!

Anonymous 7/13/2013  

I am soooo happy to see Havi home and your family enjoying one another! Hugs, Heather

Deb 7/14/2013  

Your little dumpling looks like she had an absolute blast at the park!!! And her brother and sister enjoyed it just as much. Hugs to you!

Grandma (Bammy) 7/15/2013  

cannot believe it has only been less than one week since I left - there has been non stop goings on here in Connecticut since I have returned but I miss those dumplings more than you know - it was so fabulous to be with them and have so much fun!! Thanks for everything to you and Patrick! Lots of love

Kim Cunningham 7/15/2013  

Poor little cheek! Glad the first week home has been so great! She looks so happy!

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This blog is the place where shared our lives while waiting to bring our daughters Madeline and Havi home from China. (Our son Caleb was already home before this blog began.) It is now the place where we continue to share our life experiences, both big and little, as we try to glorify God and raise our 3 dumplings from China.

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