Thursday, October 20, 2011

One Year Later

The first picture we saw
It was one year ago today that we met our little Hannah. It seems more like forever.....I can't remember life without her. And I'm so happy with how well she is doing.

Our first meeting

Got places to go

"I love you" stickers
 I think about how she didn't want to have anything to do with the strangers who showed up in her life one day and how scared she must have been. Now she is standing next to me with butter smeared all over her face from eating a piece of bread, holding my camera, asking me to "help me take pictures, mama".
Hey! Keerah ate my ice cream!

Brother and sister

Cutest smile ever!
 She's grown 3 shoe sizes and 2 clothes sizes since last October. She's learned hundreds of English words and loves to talk and sing! She loves her daddy and her brother and her friends and her cat and her grandmas and her aunts, uncles and cousins.  She loves going to church and reading books and dancing and going 'bye bye'. She loves to run and run and run and run and swim and swim and swim and swim and swing and swing and swing and swing. Oh, and eat and eat and eat and drink and then drink some more.
Her day at the temple
So beautiful
So sweet
Her forever family.....literally
She's practically potty trained and it is especially rewarding when she congratulates me when I successfully go in the potty, too. She is such a happy little girl and she is loved by so many people. I'm so happy she's happy. And I'm so happy I get to be her mommy. I love her so much! 

One year later

So worth it!

1 comment:

  1. Happy tears here. We're so thankful to be part of Hannah's family. Love you and miss you!