Sunday, June 24, 2012
Thought I should post today as this is a milestone day! Kayti was baptized today by our pastor Harry Johns in a beautiful ceremony! Had lots of family and friends there for support which we so appreciated:) Made my day! Sang one of my all time favorite Gaither hymns The Family of God, which there is a line in it that says "From the doors of an orphanage to the house of a King, no longer an outcast, a new song I sing, from rags unto riches, from the weak to the stong, I'm not worthy to be here, but praise God I belong. Mom and I were both crying singing that verse! She looked so amazing in her new dress! Had a wonderful dinner afterwards as well. I love my church family! We were also honored at a shower given by my coworkers. It was so nice and we got so many nice new things. We also got her new swingset up this weekend which she loves. Mom and Dales mom are planning a welcome home party for us which will be at Roche Park in Meadville on July 21. Invitations will be coming for that. We have been home 43 days today. We have gained around 2 pounds. We are doing well with learning words and how to use them appropriately. She will repeat anything now. She can say small sentences. She loves to eat and loves all foods. She loves fruit and vegetables which Mommy is very happy to see. She especially likes apples and watermelon and corn and peas. But unless she is full, no food is spit out or thrown on the ground. We had our first booboo this week. We were picking Lianna up from VBS and she let go of my hand and ran ahead of me and fell face first into the gravel. Got a skinned up knee, hand, and ate a mouthful of dirt. She listens to us well for the most part, but she does test her limits and wants to see what she can get away with. We have had two busy weekends in a row. Last weekend, we went out for dinner for mamas birthday, then to see the hot air balloon races. Also stopped and had Hanks! Yum! Then had lunch at Applebees so Kayti could meet her only remaining Great Grandma Ethel. Monday Mommy, Kayti, Grammie, and Aunt Lianna went to Grove City outlets shopping. Then Tuesday, we went to Pymatuming Deer Park and Riverside park in Greenville with my friend Karen Olivo who has a son Assen from Bulgaria. Her and her husband adopted him when he was almost 4 too. He is now 10. (Same age as Lianna!) Then they have a 4 year old daughter they adopted from China! We try to get together every time they are home. The kids get along well! This weekend, Friday night was Liannas bible school program. Saturday we went to the Amish benefit auction, then to our shower, then today we were baptized and had dinner after church. Next weekend I work, and am glad we have no plans right now! In the meantime, here are some pics from our two busy weekends! Enjoy! As always, much love to you all for all of your support, Lori, Dale, and Kayti.