Monday, November 9, 2009

Here's the latest update.
We picked up Shaelee up yesterday, sorry, no pictures as we left the connecting cables at home. But we will try to take some pictures on the mac.
Shaelee had a tough time when she met us. She was clearly loved by her foster family, and she cried so hard it broke our hearts. She finally relented and let Claire hold her, and she hasn't let Claire out of her sight since.
She is a beautiful little girl, just incredibly small. She looks like a 2 year old, but acts like the 4 year old (just turned 4 on November 6th) that she is. We have been told that she loves school, and goes to Kindergarten and is doing very well. She refused to let us change her clothes last night, but did let us put some pretty hair bows in her hair.

At dinner last night, she ate well, but loved the ice cream! She ate 2 scoops and we finally took it away because we didn't want her to get sick.
She is most certainly our daughter with that love of ice cream.

She was laughing and giggling by the end of the evening. Still weary of Ralph and I, but glued to her big sister. They are still sleeping with Claire's protective arms around her new little sister.

We hope to go to Wa*mar* today, get some additional birthday gifts and have a little party tonight. We met a family from Chicago that got their daughter at the same time as we did, so we are planning to go to dinner with them tonight, and celebrate her 4th birthday.

She is beautiful, with a lovely smile, and you can already tell, a warm disposition. We are happy new parents (again) and appreciate your sharing our adventure. We are in Changsha till the end of this week. More tomorrow.

PS, Computer connector left at home, so will try to take a picture from the computer tonight.


DiJo said...

"I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him" ~1 Samuel 1:27

The "Fairy Godmother"

3 Peanuts said...

Congratulations Jill! I am Di's friend, Kim. My family and I have prayed for and sponsored Shaelee for the last year and we are completely overjoyed that she is with her forever family!

My prayer now is that she begins to trust you and Ralph.