Monday, July 15, 2013

Welcome Home Sophia!

The last few days have been a blur....or was it more like a fog?  Yes, a jet lag-induced, nocturnal fog.  Adam and I joked that each time we return from Asia, it takes us longer to recover.  Maybe because we are older, or probably more because we return each time with a new addition to the family!  But, I think we are close to aligning our internal clocks with the Central time zone, and for that I am thankful.

We arrived at DFW airport to a warm greeting of family and friends waving American flags and homecoming signs.  What a welcome sight for this homesick family of four!  Upon arriving home, we found a spotless house decorated with all things pink and a fully stocked fridge.  Ahhh, it's the simple things in life.  

Sophia is adjusting nicely. She is affectionate and learning to give hugs and kisses.  At first, she resisted being rocked to sleep but I kept trying, and tonight, she snuggled in close and smiled before falling sweetly to sleep.  Since her orphanage had few toys, she had no idea of how to "play" so it's been exciting to see her experience simple toys for the first time.  Stacking rings, building blocks, and  baby dolls.  In fact, she has experienced many firsts.
  • First ride in a car seat ( not a fan!) 
  • First trip to Walmart (She and Levi fell asleep before we got there)
  • First taste of McDonalds (She loves French fries, but who doesn't?)
All in all, we could not ask for a smoother transition.  In the upcoming weeks, we will tackle the necessary doctor visits, early childhood evaluations, and post adoption home studies but for today, we are just enjoying our time with our new daughter.

My NEW mini-van has room for 3 more...just saying! :)

French fries, yum!

1 comment:

  1. So happy to see your post and know that the home transition is going so well. Praise God! Now about those 3 empty seats in your van...:)