Thursday, March 05, 2009

Really? It's Been 6 Months!

September 2008. The White Swan. Guangzhou, China

Six months... No kidding, it's been that long?
That being the case, it's time to bake the cookies, pick up the clutter and make for a happy, cheerful home. Our SW is coming for the first of two post adoption interviews. And you know what? That's cool with us.

We like our SW so when we received a message from him saying our six month review was due we actually found ourselves looking forward to it. Mr. P endured the Wait right along with us AND we know he will genuinely love meeting Alyzabeth An. We have been very fortunate to have had Mr. P throughout this journey. We know this is not always the case and the angst of not having this type of continuity would be something adoptive parents could most certainly do without.

Alyzabeth. March 2009

Oh, and the deal about picking up the clutter. Well, we'll probably make the cookies or maybe Aly will whip up one of her famous cheese cakes. And no doubt Alyzabeth will get a fresh bath and something pretty to wear but the uncluttered house...

That is probably on hold for a while.
We're pretty sure that with a 2 year old running about, Mr. P will understand :)


Stefanie said...

Social worker visits are a bit more fun AFTER the child is home, don't you think? I always cleaned like a mad man knowing they were coming over for a homestudy visit, but when they come for post placement I just make cookies!
Happy 6 months! What a beautiful girl Alyzabeth An is :)

T n' W said...

It's hard to believe. Time is going by way too fast.And yes they are alot less stressful after the child is home:) Ours was last friday and it went great.

Happy Six Months!

Suzie said...

Happy Six Months together!! I've enjoyed following your journey to AA and now watching her blossom into such a happy little girl.

Jboo said...

Happy 6 months! We just celebrated 6 years yesterday and it has flown by! Nice that you like your SW! Have a great weekend.


Anonymous said...

Wow, has it been 6 months already? Time really does fly once we're on this side of the adoption.

Congratulations to all of you,
- Dave, Sandy and Wren

a Tonggu Momma said...

I agree with Stefanie... SW visits are more fun once you are home with your child. We adore our SW, but it was still more fun once the Tongginator came home. Congrats on six months together!!!!

Cora said...

Sounds like Fun. I can't beleive it has been six months.

FinsUp said...

Happy anniversary! Enjoy showing off your baby girl.

Margaret M said...

happy 6 months!! isn't it amazing how time just flies by. She is Gorgeous!!!

Tammie said...

wow 6 months.... time flies.
there is so much joy and lover in her face. you can tell she is happy and more at peace.
you've come along way from walking the hallways at the hotel with her to now!

Lisa~~ said...

Wow how time flies!! Happy 6 months!

MissMeliss said...

i still worried even after Mia came home... those home visits were a bit stressful... not terrible, but i still stressed! lol

congratulations on 6 months home!!! Aly is just a cutie pie!! :)


Melissa said...

Hey, where did your favrotizism go? Out the door? Mom got a GRAND picture of your(my family too ya know) family during the Chinese New Year Holiday. May I have one pretty please? Help a gal home from work w/a migraine, which is fading & now the naseau is inpending! YUCK!
Mel in Maine(still cold I might add--zero this am!)

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Doesn't seem like 6 months..
Happy 6 months..
Have a great day..
AA is sooo beautiful..

Special K said...

I can't believe it's been 6 months already. Really? It just doesn't seem that long ago that you were in China.

PS. AA just gets more and more beautiful with each passing day.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Happy 6 months!! Time flies when you are not waiting...doesn't it!! I can't believe she has been home that seems like yesterday you were in China meeting her for the first time!!

Good luck with your post placement visit....I am sure everything will be just fine!!


Catherine said...

Congratulations!! Your beautiful little girl is growing up. She's changed so much in 6 months.

What a precious family you have!! So happy to know you friends. xo

Gail said...

Happy 6 months! You've all come a long way...we've been home 7 months and have too! I thought our 6 month post placement visit was fun BTW. We love our SW.

G's Momma said...

Six months already, amazing! It just doesn't seem like that long ago that I watched your in china videos showing your family getting a very early start on the breakfast buffet!

Isn't it fantastic how they grow and change? We're at almost 3 mos and I'm constantly amazed by G.


Vivian M said...

Of course Mr. P will understand! And I am sure AA will charm him with her smile.
Have fun with the SW visit!

Dita said...

HAPPY 6 MONTHS!!!!!!!! It seems like yesterday you two were front page news trodding through water past your ankles in China and walking the halls with AA.

What a wonderful 6 months it has been to watch the 3 of you grow together as a family.


Dita said...


I just went to the bow giveaway you recommended and left a comment with your name as the referrer...looks like you have ANOTHER chance to win!

Dawn said...

CONGRATULATIONS on 6 magical months together!