Sunday, June 07, 2009


As adoptive parents we have a lot of special dates to remember. Dates like when we started our paperwork, completed our paperwork, were logged into China's system, received our referral, travel dates, Gotcha Day and birthdays....just to mention a few. Every part of the adoption process is so special that we don't want to forget anything.

It was on June 7, 2007 that we received our referral for Doodlebug. After two VERY long years of waiting we were finally able to see a picture (via email) of our precious little girl. She was definitely worth the wait!
These two b&w photos were the first ones we received. They were taken approximately 2 months before her 2nd birthday.
These are some of our most recent pictures of Doodlebug taken approximately 2 months before her 4th birthday. She's really growing up fast.
We actually celebrated her Referral Day early this year (Saturday) with a quick trip to the library...
where the girls loaded themselves down with enough books to last them until Tuesday since the library is closed on Sunday and Monday. Desheng Darling has read 60 BOOKS in the last 6 days! Many of these were chapter books of about 100 pages each. This is no small feat! DD has a book with her EVERYWHERE she goes. I mean EVERYWHERE! We don't dare get into the car without a stack of books. She tries to read at meal time, bath time, while brushing her teeth, while grocery shopping...She even had a book in the baseball dugout reading while waiting for her turn to bat!


After leaving the library we felt an uncontrollable urge to continue celebrating by stopping at Braum's where Doodlebug became acquainted with her new best friend...a BANANA SPLIT!



Kay Bratt said...

She is beautiful! And I love that she is a bookworm.

[just passing through...]

Anonymous said...

Aren't we glad that you did go back for a second child? They are both so different, yet both sooooo loved. Love, Aunt Muhl

Anonymous said...

I'm so proud of them both...can't imagine one without the other. Love you and look forward to seeing you soon. Miss you, Aunt Sherry.

Mama Ladybug said...

Every child is a miracle. This is a day to celebrate indeed! I still recall the incredible feeling of "feasting" on LL's pictures after the long, agonizing wait. We just couldn't get enough of her. And we STILL can't today! How nice it is to have someone to share this special way to grow a family. You are DOUBLY blessed!

Mommy Spice said...

Sweet, sweet girl. I can't imagine your lives (and ours) without her. Love the pictures. She's growing up so fast and is just a beauty!!