Thursday, February 25, 2010

3 years of AP Lovin'

Three years ago today we became a family of four! That day was a whirlwind, but is full of such awesome memories. We've had lots of talks today about Adoption Day/ Family Day/ Gotcha Day, whatever you want to call it. We talk about adoption in our house a lot anyway, but even more so today. I asked AP several questions this morning in the shower just to get an idea of her grasp of the concept at this stage in her development. She really understands a lot. She told me that she wants to go to see the hospital in Kyrgyzstan where she was born. As I dropped her off at MDO this morning she was telling her teacher all about being in someone else's belly and mommy coming on an airplane that had a baby bed. She is proud of her story and I hope it stays that way. We were in a furniture store this afternoon and she told all of the salespeople there that it was her Adoption Day and she was having a party!

Here is a look back at AP over the last 3 years. She had been home about a month and a half in this picture.This was the night we celebrated her being with us for 1 year! She's still such a baby here!Here she is sporting her Kyrgyz flag shirt on her 2 year anniversary of being our little pumpkin.And then tonight...She is so loved, so full of personality, so determined, and so funny. She has kept us on our toes these last three years and we have loved every minute of it!

Her brother loves her to pieces as well. She loves her "bubby" more than anything I think. They are each other's favorite playmates right now.

Tonight we went to dinner with Boompa and Baba to celebrate Adoption Day and to give Baba our good wishes for her upcoming trip to Haiti. She leaves next week and is travelling with a group that will fit people for eyeglasses. AP and C picked out a few treats for Baba to take with her to share with children in Haiti. Bubbles and Dumdums are the universal language, right?
The kiddos also made cards for Baba to take with her.

We went to September's for dinner. The food was good, but the dessert is outstanding!! For WW sake, we all shared 1 piece of the Banana Pudding Cheesecake, but believe me when I tell you I could easily eat the whole cake!
And for a quick WW update: down 8.4 pounds, it feels good, but there's still a long way to go


eastandwest said...

AP is so adorable! I hope she had a wonderfully special day!

Lori said...

You know, between seeing pictures of little Hagan and these pictures, I have just been crying and crying...I really am just so happy and grateful for the lives of your children. They are precious to read about, and the pictures warm my heart!

Happy, Happy AP Day!

Jackie said...

Happy Happy AP Day. My, how she has blossemed into a little girl. I cannot believe it's been 3 years already for you. Though, we're not far behind you, really ;)

It sounds like you had such a wonderful day!

Rachel said...

We love today! AP, Scarlett and now Pudding.