Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Six Months Home

Six months ago tonight we arrived at Houston Intercontinental Airport on a Continental flight from Hong Kong, ending our once-in-a-lifetime China journey to bring our daughter home. I remember how she stayed up all night that first night, and though I could hardly blame her, I regretted that I was doing a poor job of keeping my eyes open to help her take stock of her new home. Fortunately, we all survived and now sleep through the night quite well, thank you very much.

We celebrated with dinner at Auntie Chang's Dumpling House, selected for its strategic location between home and Joel's school, where we were headed for open house night. RJ took no notice of the occasion and had her usual very, very busy day. She spent it attending school, scooter riding, writing a letter to her grandparents, and asking me for tips on how to spell everyday English words and pronounce the phrase "flip flops."

We ended as we have most nights lately, by reading The Three Little Pigs and then having a chat about how our house is a strong one too, no big bad wolves need apply. Then it's time for a little extra discussion about what tomorrow will hold, counting down the days until Saturday (no school!), and lights out.

Have I mentioned how great we all think she is?


behome said...

Congratulations! Six months seems like such a wonderful benchmark. Rosemary looks so wonderfully natural and accustomed to life. And truly your daughter. Somehow there is just an undeniable match there every time I see your pictures.

Love and friendship, Tavianna

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

Can't believe it's been 6 months - yet in some ways it seems like she has always been here.

How cheesy will I sound to say this?

It's because she has been with us for SO LONG in our hearts.

Don't care how cheesy it sounds. It's true. And I know you just got teary too.

Tari said...

congrats congrats congrats!

Lauren said...

What great news!
Thanks for visiting my blog! As an answer to your question, I would look for a group class to take your new dog to. They are always fun for the kids and will teach basic things. I would look around for a local boarding/daycare place, or maybe a club that runs lessons. They'll be a little more consistent than a Petsmart class.

Hope all is well with you and yours!

LLH Designs said...

Six months! Wow. A journey of a lifetime. Thanks for sharing it with us. xo...Linsey

Jilly said...

Auntie Chang's Dumpling House is best to take dinner with family. My family also likes to go their in every weekend.
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