"An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet regardless of time, place or circumstance.The thread may stretch or tangle, but it will never break." -Chinese proverb

Sunday, March 17, 2013

6 months and family fun

It has been 6 months since Liana was placed in our arms for the first time!  She has been a daughter and a sister for 6 months and she has embraced those roles like she has always been in this family!  It's like she knew this is where she belongs and she has just taken to being in a family in such an amazing way! 

We just got back from a trip to visit our families last week.  It was amazing to have everyone meet Liana.  She handled everything like a little champ.  She had a blast with the grandparents and all of her aunts and uncles.  It was a pretty exhausting trip because we had to travel the entire length of the state since our families live on opposite ends.  All of our kids love to be around our extended family and Liana joined right in on the fun right away!  We just had a blast and our amazing little girl just loved everyone and fit in like she's always been here!

I have noticed that Liana follows her brother and sister's lead in so many things and it was very evident in this trip.  She saw that Ella and Ethan were comfortable with everyone so she was too.  After we came home, we had a last second play date with some friends that just happened to be in town.  I noticed that Liana was much more standoffish with them and I realized that it was because Ella and Ethan were too since they didn't know them before that play date.  I think it's amazing how she looks to them for a sense of security.  This is one of the reasons that we brought the kids with us to China.  We knew that Liana would instantly feel more comfortable with other kids than she would with us and we hoped that seeing Ella and Ethan with us would make her feel more comfortable with us.  I am convinced that it did because our China trip really went beautifully with her.  We have never regretted having all of our kids with us on that trip and it's amazing what a bond these siblings have!

Here are some pics from our trip to Oregon:
At the zoo

Cuddle time with Grandpa

Cuddles with Grandma

Shooting hoops with Daddy

Cooking with Grammy

Lawnmower rides with Papa

Pure joy!

Four generations!


Going home

And just for fun, the first time I ever held Liana and today

1 comment:

  1. It's wonderful the way Liana has adjusted to having a family. She is simply an amazingly adaptable, and courageous little girl. I don't know who is luckier--her or you. We feel so blessed to have this adorable little one in the family.