Sweet Sixteen

Sweet Sixteen

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

This Girl Can Smile!!!

Nadia didn't give us even a glimpse of a smile when we first met her this morning but it wasn't but a few minutes into our 1st official visit that she was smiling up a storm!




From what we can tell she is an absolutely delightful little girl with lots of personality!



This was her reaction when Jim tried to get her to stand up.  She thinks it's hilarious!


Like I said, she'd rather be held than walk but we'll keep on doing a lot of holding and a little more "practice" walking. :)  She still thinks his request is funny.


Michael couldn't wait for his first turn to hold his new sister.  This morning was too rushed for us all to get our hands on her so now was his chance.  He finally gets to be a "big brother" and he's very happy with his change in status!


Allen already has the oldest brother touch with Nadia (except for when she was licking his shirt and then he kind of said "ewww" and handed her back to me.  tee hee.

For more pictures of the brothers with their newest sister, please check out their blog (but not too quickly because I'm not sure when I'm going to upload those photos--they have a new header picture, though)--"The Brothers' Blog" on my sidebar.

The long train ride and the busy day have taken its toll on this 46yr. old Mama, so I'm hitting the shower and then collapsing in bed.  If you have e-mailed me and I haven't answered, it's because my e-mail program is only allowing incoming e-mails and not my outgoing ones. boo!  Hopefully we'll get that resolved soon since we'll probably be in this hotel for at least 5 more days.  Things move quickly in this region so we hope to have our court date by next Wednesday!!! 

For the next few days we'll be visiting Nadia twice a day.  We also hope to get in touch with a missionary friend of my parents, who has lived in Zaporozhye for 15yrs!  That should be fun!

Good night from Zaporozhye!

22 comments:

  1. Oh my, that's a sweet smile!

    What a doll!!! Just so beautiful and happy. I'm just so happy for you all :)

    So, are you going to call Alexander anytime soon? ;)

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  2. Oh my goodness! How good is God!

    All of the pictures just capture that moment - and I can't believe you weren't crying!!

    SOOOOOOO excited for you!

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  3. Yummy yummy yum yum!!!
    Think I will go out and buy her something cute to wear:)
    Lisa
    ps-I think she is smitten with her new family:)

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  4. What an amazing smile she has!! I would say that is Nadia's sign for "I am happy":)

    The pictures of the boys with Nadia are priceless. Ahhh, the first memories are being made! What great big brother Michael will be. And a wonderful "seasoned" brother Allen is too:)

    Looking forward to the "sisters" locking eyes!

    Yay! So happy for you and your family!!

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  5. How incredibly sweet!!! She looks adorable and very happy to be in all of your loving arms! Counting the days til we get to hug her too!!!! xoxo

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  6. My laptop is still soaked from the last post. Oh, what an adorable smile! You're right. God not only answers our prayers, He exceeds them. I just love the photos of Nadia with your boys. I can't wait to see pics when Josi finally meets her. You have such a precious family.

    Much Love,
    Kathie

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  7. Oh, I can't wait to see her!!!!---Michael

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  8. Got your message via Skype. I can't stop smiling when I think about you guys with Nadia. These latest pics are beyond cute. I feel like we're all right there celebrating with you. I do wish I could squeeze Nadia, though :). She is delightful. You all look so happy and Nadia looks like she was always there, already. Giving thanks today, thinking of you all, sending prayers for peace and strength and energy as you take this journey to bring your new little girl home :)!!!

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  9. She's so beautiful and her smile is precious congratulations to your family, so happy for you!

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  10. What a beautiful, sweet baby girl!!

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  11. Priceless smile, and enjoying every bit of the love already! Yay!

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  12. And a baby girl makes it all complete (and pushes Micheal away from his baby of the family spot)... she is adorable and looks so much like a Ferguson already. I know it will be hard to leave her and come back and forth each day but remember that next Wednesday is just a short few days away and then you will get to start the journey as an entire family as soon as you get the girls together in PA. Josi will just eat her up and I can't wait to see them play baby dolls together in their new room. Let us know what you need for the return home and what date you think you will arrive in PA and the NC. Lots of prayers and love from Raleigh. Love ya, Jan

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  13. Talk about "over and abundantly blessed!" Praise God!! I am rejoicing with you! She is simply beautiful.

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  14. Oh my goodness...she is SO PRECIOUS!!! What an adorable smile! :) I love how she is already hugging on her big brothers, too. :) Swoon....

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  15. awesome! I love the big brother reaction to Nadia licking his shirt! My husband would've said the same thing. lol! Prayers continue the process go smoothly.

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  16. Oh my goodness gracious, friend, could she possible be any cuter than she already is?????? I bet you're completely in LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!! She is an absolute treasure. I am in awe of God's most precious gift to your family.

    Ooohhhh, I can hardly wait to hug sweet baby girl in person--along with everyone else too :)

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  17. beautiful, just beautiful!! I am so excited for you and cannot wait to meet Nadia! She is one special little girl and God has given her an amazing family to call her own!! love you!

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  18. What a cutie! So exciting to see new pictures, and to see all of you with Nadia. May your every moment be blessed as you spend time with her.

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  19. What happy happy pictures!I really am beyond words. To see her smiling, it is as if she had been waiting for you to come and get her and she is soooo happy and you are so happy! Oh being obediant to the Lord is so so good. This is so wonderful.

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  20. She is beautiful and looks SO happy! Congratulations on your new daughter!!!

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  21. I can't stand it!! She is so beautiful and HAPPY!! My emotions are going crazy right now---nervous, excited, scattered, longing....too much to do. I can't wait to be on a plane so I can't pack anymore!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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