Thursday, April 26, 2012

Finally Home

How nice it is to be finally home!!!  From the time we left our hotel in Hong Kong until we arrived at home it took 27 hours.  That was our third "all nighter" of our trip.  Needless to say we were pretty exausted!  As of today, we are starting to feel back to normal and it was a good day for Paityn.  She was happy all day,  we took a trip to Target and she loved it (ecspecially the sock monkey that sings that Aunt Amy introduced to her)!  She started swinging her hips right in the store and right away threw it in the cart.  She helped me clean a little and she was opening up to Matt more then she ever has!   We pray each day continues to be better then the day before!  Madison went back to school on Wednesday and Paityn did not like her leaving.  Thankfully there are only a few more weeks of school left.  Today Madison had left before Paityn woke up and when she got out of bed, she looked for Madison right away.  I told her she was at school and will be home later.  We showed her on the clock when it would be and several times she went to look at the clock.  We worked on learning a few words today and she is doing EXTREMELY well!  Her favorite words to say are banana, apple, bubbles, tomato, shoes and brush. 

I have a few photos of our trip home, but not many.  I wanted more in Chicago since that was where she officially became a US Citizen, but we were not suppose to be taking photos.  I managed to sneak one in (without using a flash) :)

We are so thankful for a safe trip and for being blessed with another daughter/sister to love!  I will be posting every now and then, so please check back to see our progress.

At Chicago airport right after going through immigration and right before customs...our official US Citizen!! :)

The last leg of our trip from Chicago to Philadelphia...sporting their RED, WHITE & BLUE!!

Meeting Uncle Nate at Philly airport

Cousin Rylee, Paityn & Madison at Philly airport

                      One of her souvenirs from China that she wanted to wear ALL afternoon! :)


  1. Welcome Home. Nice to see your update. So happy that Paityn is getting along with her sister, and missing her when she's not there. A good learning experience seeing that she's gone and then comes back. I look forward to future updates. Again, Congratulations on your beautiful daughter.

  2. Heather, I love the photo and update! Paityn's smile is beautiful! It's great to hear how she has bonded with Madison! You are on my blog list and I'll be following! Congratulations and welcome home!

  3. So sweet, checking the clock until her sister comes home. Sister love. So happy to hear they are both doing well. Our 5 year old is processing that he is getting a sister also in a few weeks, he has no idea what it will mean in real life! So exciting watching it unfold for your family.
    Wishing you all the best and thanks for letting us follow your amazing journey.