Thursday, April 29, 2010

Heather in pigtails

Right from the start we knew Heather was all girl. Our first few hours with her involved bouts of crying with the first break coming when Karen showed her, her new clothes. She loves to put her hair up in pigtails as well as shown in this picture, she is pretty adept at it.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Heather's Fourth Birthday

Heather celebrated her 4th Birthday on Tuesday April 20th. Our new friends Catherine and Chris came over with their daughter Harper. They were members of our travel group to China whom as it turned out lived within a short drive of us. Harper's birthday is the same as Heather's and she turned 2. We had been to her Birthday party on Saturday the 17th.
Here they are both attempting to blow out the candles on the cake. Little did they know Heather's grandfather had placed special candles on the cake. These candles go out but then re-ignite. I could see
Heather getting frustrated. This was a repeat of what occurred on my 5th birthday when my own grandfather pulled the same trick on me. I hope I'm around to do the same to Heather's first child. Can't let traditions such as this go the way of the dinosaurs.

Here's a cute picture of the two of them together. The next time we will all get together again will be the end of May when all of our travel families will come together in the Cleveland area for a adopted family reunion that our Adoption agency EAC sponsors every year at the Cleveland Zoo.