Tuesday, March 13, 2007
You've Come a Long Way Baby!

Kacey's referral picture at 18 month's

One week home at 23 months, wondering what that crazy lady is doing.

Chinese New Year 2007 @ 28 months

My American girl talking to Pop last weekend.

It's been 6 months since I had the great honor to be presented with Kacey Susan XiaoMei by the officials in Hefei, Anhui, China and it has been the best 1/2 year of my life! I could never in a million posts express how grateful I am for this child and how I cherish her above all else. She tries my patience, makes me laugh, makes me cry and fills my days and nights (long nights sometimes) with love and fun. She's come so far from the screaming, scared little girl I met on September 18th that sometimes I forget what it was like in China and when we first got home, but then we open her photo album or I click back through my BLOG and it all comes back. My friends with bio babies tell me it's like labor, after some time you forget everything but the wonderful parts!!!

Kacey is such a funny little girl, she runs her daycare class with an iron fist and tells everyone to "cheese" for pictures but she won't most times. She sings along to every song whether she knows the words or not and sings so loud and proud that sometimes I think maybe she's got the lyrics right and it's me who's off the mark. Outside is her favorite place to be and anytime things get tough (usually beween 5 & 7PM) we head out to ward off the demons that come to call during that time. The girl can eat, she loves chicken and green beans but if you ask her what she wants for dinner it's ALWAYS chicken and french fries which she dunks in HUGE amounts of ketchup. She can slurp noodles like nobody's business, really long, not a problem for Kacey I think she just stores them halfway then eats the next bite! When we get ready to go to bed at night she holds my face in both hands and gives me a big kiss, no matter how many times that happens it still takes my breath away.

I really had no idea how much I could love someone, I knew from the beginning of the adoption process that I would work hard to be the best mom possible but I wasn't sure that I had the ability to feel the depths of feelings that other parents had told me about...I was wrong I'd gladly walk through fire for my sweet girl but sure hope I don't have to.

You've come a long way baby Kacey and I look forward to loving you and watching you grow for many, many, many years to come.

Congratulations on 6 months to all my travel mates (this includes the Ska-Doodle gang), what a grand life adventure we are all on!


Blogger Ani had this to say:

Happy 6 month anniversary to you both - little Ms K is growing up so fast! I think you can see a bit of what she'll look like as a teenager in that first picture with the phone :)


Blogger Heather had this to say:

Happy 6-month anniversary! Time sure flies when you're having fun!


Blogger C's Mom had this to say:

Thanks for sharing those pics.

Happy 6 months and all the best wishes for a lifetime of happiness ahead. I so look forward to joining the mommy ranks.


Blogger dawn had this to say:

Happy 6 months to you both...well Nana and Pop Pop too.
The photo timeline is amazing Kacey has grown and changed so much and she has sooooo much hair now.


Blogger Lisa~~ had this to say:

What a beautiful post, happy 6 months.


Blogger Mary had this to say:

Happy 6 month anniversary! Can't wait to read about the next six!!

Kacey has truly blossomed.


Blogger M3 had this to say:

What a wonderful 6-month post. Happy anniversary to you both and big hugs.


Blogger Tammie had this to say:

Happy Anniversary!! Kacey has changed in so many wonderful ways. Having a family does amazing things for people!


Blogger Life with JJ, Starr and Spice had this to say:

Woweee, I can't believe it had already been 6 months. Your post marking this occasion was so awesome; just like Kacey and you for that matter! Nana and Pop Pop are pretty darn special as well.

Love to all of you.


Blogger Anna had this to say:

Happy 6 month anniversary!! Time just flies by now. Molly and I celebrate 18 months on Monday!


Blogger Sonia had this to say:

Wow ~ has your girl ever changed. So big, so smart, so loving! What a beautiful tribute to Kacey(:


Blogger Mama Melissa had this to say:

Happy 6 months!!! I can't WAIT until mine is here. I might just get my referral in 2 (6, at worst) weeks! WOOHOO. :)

LID 10/31/05


Blogger trk had this to say:

Wow, I'm so behind on my blog reading duties... I got a call out and I didn't even notice until days later! Can you believe we have made it this long. This mom thing is tough sometimes, but I wouldn't trade it for anything. Can't wait to see how much the girls grow over the next 6 months. Personally I'd like them to slow down a little! :)

~the ska-doodle gang


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