Tuesday, November 20, 2007

1 year ago today, we met our precious baby girl for the 1st time

HAPPY GOTCHA DAY TO US~
One year ago today a beautiful, petite and scared little 12 month old baby girl was placed into my arms. All the tears, delays and worries we had while waiting for her were totally gone. All I could do is stare into her beautiful brown eyes and tell her how much we loved her and she was now with her forever family. She immediately bonded with her Daddy and big brother, it took a little more time for her to bond with me, but that was okay. We had the rest of our lives for that. Within a couple of days, we had smiles, giggles and lots of personality coming out of this tiny, little girl that our travel group friends nicknamed, "wild thing". She is now so full of life @ 2 years old. She loves to dance, sing and make you laugh. She talks non stop with a Southern accent (really funny) She loves her brother so much as he was the first one to receive the words, "I love you" from her just before he was going to bed. My heart melted. It was absolutely precious and it totally melted her big brothers' heart, too. We are going to go to Chuck E Cheese for Gotcha Day tonight with a few family and friends. Thank you family and friends for all your support during this past year. Will post more later.
Mendy




(pictures of Joleigh in traditional dress by MC Photography)


LATER ON THAT EVENING:
We carried Joleigh to Chuck E Cheese for her Gotcha Day celebration! Special friends and family came and shared in the celebration with us! I think the adults had the most fun with the games, though. LOL Here are the pics from the night.
Mendy

5 comments:

Dori's Mommy (Diana) said...

Congrats on one year together!

Autumn gurly said...

joleigh looks so cute in that outfit!

Ashley Fowlkes said...

Sorry so late in posting congrats. Joleigh has a delightful personality, shaped in love by a year in your family. How awesome that she's so expressive and energetic. She and Jacob will have such fun this Christmas! Take care!

Momma and ZZ said...

Joleigh is so beautiful. congratulations on one wonderful year!

Courtney said...

She is precious! What a gift! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!

 

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