Thursday, September 10, 2009
3 Years As A Family...where does the time go?

First time I saw her face on my computer screen...our little warrior princess!

With my sweetie-pie

Funny faces she loves when I make them so I do it all the time I have no shame anymore!

First moments, September 18, 2006 in Hefei, Anhui, China...WOW, WOW, WOW! Not sure I could ever put into words how scared and overwhelmed I was at that moment thank goodness I was on autopilot and just covered it up with love, love, love!

It has been three glorious years today...years filled with laughter, love and the occasional tears (from both of us). Kacey has grown and blossomed and frankly so have I who knew you could get so much done in one 24 hour period and still have FUN? She will tell anyone who ask that her full name is Kacey Susan Xiao Mei Thomas-Unicorn, like her name wasn't long enough to start with she has added this last part the doctor thought it was hilarious so I'm sure she will be using it for awhile now.

Speaking of doctors our big girl is now 35 pounds and 41 inches tall she is in the 40 percentile for American children. Not a bad recovery from 25% when she got home 3 years ago. She is in perfect health and has 20/20 vision which is wonderful to know. She loves pre-k and learns more and more everyday she is like a little sponge. My dad always says don't make a promise to her that you can't keep she doesn't forget ANYTHING ever she may lull you into a false sense of security but then she zaps you at the most inopportune moments.

I think my favorite thing about sweet Kacey is her sense of humor and how much she laughs she thinks that the world is one amusing place and that she needs to enjoy it every single solitary minute and I agree. Other favorites include her sweet face, that she loves to hold my hand and pretty much every other thing about her! Some attributes are a little tougher to handle she is one stubborn tough cookie and I have to be totally consistent in my rules or she will tug on my very last nerve...she is an A+ student in that. She is quite sure that she knows EVERYTHING and that I simply can't know more...I thought I had a few more years before that happened, oh well.

Thank you China for the wonderful gift of Lu Xiao Mei she has filled my life with such love and happiness that I will never be able to thank you enough. And thank you Kacey-Unicorn for being a wonderful daughter and friend I LOVE YOU all the way to the moon, back to our house, then to St. Louis and Jacksonville and home again and that is a very long way and a lot of loving:)

If you would like to take the full sentimental journey you can take a look at my web journal from the trip it brings tears to my eyes every single time

the trip of a lifetime!


Blogger Susan had this to say:

It doesn't seem like it's been that long, but I guess it has been. Happy Family Day!!!


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