Friday, May 18, 2012

Her American Name

The wait for her name and new pictures is finally over.  We decided on her name a few days ago but I was waiting for new pictures before I posted.  So without further ado, may I present Audrey YongLi!

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We sent her a birthday care package for her 2nd birthday and just received these pictures today!!  I must say, she still looks a little bewildered and confused by the cake...

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Or perhaps that's fear on her little face!  We included the cake, some toys, and this cute little dress she is wearing.  

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I am happy to see that she is walking on her own (and actively taking steps) and even more, that she is climbing up and down stairs by herself!!  This is all good news and bodes for a good prognosis of her special need.

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And I'm happy to see her cute little hair sprout is back too ;-)

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Oh my little Audrey - we are so excited to get you home...

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sunday Snapshot: Introducing...Xin YongLi

Now that we have our official Referral Approval from China, it is my biggest pleasure on this Mother's Day, to introduce our newest daughter to the world!  


This is the first picture we saw of our little peanut.  She was just a few days shy of her 1st birthday when this was taken.


I was so happy one of her referral pictures showed her smiling, because in this picture below, she definitely did not look happy!

Xin Yong Li passport photo

She does have a pretty cute little furrow to her brow, though!  According to the date on this picture, it was taken 2 weeks after her 1st birthday.

Once we received our Pre Approval for YongLi, we ordered an update from the CCCWA (China's adoption authority) and received the following pictures:

Xin Yong Li Updated photo 1 - Version 3

I loved that they have been showing her standing and taking a step here - important to see what she's capable of doing.  But my oh my - did she look more grown up now!!  

Xin Long Li Updated photo 2

She looked years older than her referral pictures even though these were dated just 5 months after the first set of pictures we received.

The latest pictures I have of her are fairly recent, the result of a care package.  

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She looks very bewildered - like she doesn't know what she's supposed to do with that cake!  But her friends seemed pretty interested ;-)

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I think they put some frosting on her lip to encourage her to try some of the cake...

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It looks like the little squirt with the pigtails knows exactly what to do with that cake! ;-) 

Her 2nd birthday was on May happy that at her next birthday, she will be here to celebrate with her family!  Can't wait until she's home...

My next post should be the revealing of her new American name...I have given Jason two or three names to choose from.  He gets the final decision but I narrowed it down for him - this was the best way we I could think of as how to decide together since we have vastly different ideas on what her name should be!!

Lastly, I have a little disclaimer here - although I am participating in Sunday Snapshot this week, I did not personally take any of these pictures (obviously) and thus will not be considered for part of the contest.  However, I did want to share my news with the adoptive families out there, and I know that makes up a large part of Ni Hao Y'all's audience...of which I'm proud to be a part of as well!

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