Sunday, July 5, 2009

It is time to get you caught up since we last blog. One of the first gifts that we gave Leah was her very own bike. She is now trying to keep up with her brother and sister. The one thing she had a hard time with was getting use to riding with a helmet. On Easter it was raining so we had our family Easter egg hunt with her cousins inside Aunt Angie house.

Leah has become Daddy little helper taking the tree branches to the street for trash pick. She also loves to water the flowers with Kim, play with her Barbies, babies and chase after the poor cat. At first he had nothing to do with her, but now he has the patience of a saint. She has definitely learned how to boss the dogs around too.

The school year went by so fast for Leah she has made a lot of new friends her first two months in school. She had a great time a the end of the school year party. She just finished up a month of summer school to help her catch up with her reading and math. She still has some catching up to do but in another 3-4 months she should be caught up. Our neighbor will be working with her for the remainder of the summer on her reading.

One of Daddy favorites things to do is fish, fish, fish. Leah's is swim, swim swim. After three different types of floaties we have finally found one that she stays afloat in. She for a while would only go in the pool if she had on three floatation devices. I don't think she trusted just one. Now armed with pink googles she is becoming a regular waterbaby. She doesn't understand that when it is 103 outside that we do not go to the pool after lunch. We have been amazed at the lack of fear, for she is jumping off full force from the side of the pool and keeps asking when seh will get to go down the slide.We were surprised that nothing has seemed to phase her too much. Now the fireworks last night for the fourth were a little tense at first but with the aid of ear plugs and Aunt Angie's lap she made it through the night. She even warmed up to touching a real fish after Daddy and Uncle Perry kept showing her their catches.

To her friends and family in China she is doing well and amazes us each day. She even reads the Chinese fortune cookies for us and laughs at us when we try to say the Chinese words first.


  1. So exciting to see a new post about sweet Leah! She looks SO happy in her new home and we couldn't be happier for all of you! I just love the first photo of her in her white dress...such a beautiful young lady!! :) Glad to hear things are going well for all of you. We will continue to lift you up in prayer.

    Have a safe and FUN summer!! God bless! <><
    *(matched with Khloe "aka: Elise" from NDFH)

  2. what a great update!!! Leah looks radiant and seems to be adjusting really well to life in a family, and the USA:-). Hope you have a wonderful rest of the summer!

    Love, Tami

  3. Thank you for the update! How exciting! She looks like she's doing amazingly well. We miss her "guidance" around here, but I know she's probably keeping you all in line. :) Thanks so much for posting this! I'll make sure everyone else here reads it, too!

  4. Thanks so much for posting. I have been wondering how Leah has been doing. She looks so beautiful and happy.