Sunday, August 28, 2011

Day 1~ Sisters

First...let me just say that these pics are horrible! Let's just blame it on the jetlag :)

Our first day went pretty well. Richard's sister, Amanda, came and spent much of the morning with me. That allowed me to get some laundry and unpacking done until I hit a wall at noon. The girls did pretty good. Honestly, Gracie did great...Wesleigh...well, not so much :) It was pretty much exactly what I expected. Gracie was in heaven exploring all the toys and Wesleigh followed her around claiming them all for herself. I seem to have 2 of enough items to be ok...except the baby stroller. We will be getting another one of those this week!! Each time I wanted to take a picture, Gracie would wrap her arm around Wesleigh and almost choke her :)
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It was so bizzare brushing two sets of teeth and picking out two dresses. They are really adorable :) They actually sat here for a few minutes watching a movie I brought from China.
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At noon, I hit a wall and apparently, so did Wesleigh. She was horrible and spent alot of time crying and hanging onto me. Gracie, however, took a nap so that little separation was probably good. Richard and I were both exhausted, but we decided to take everyone for snowballs. I am shocked that Gracie ate hers (she actually devoured it!). We spent some time outside which was good for me and them...they loved running around together. Gracie is so much more of a tomboy than Wesleigh! She jumps off the porch over and over when Wesleigh would never think of not using the steps :) She also loves the balls and wants to throw them over and funny!
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How about those flowers that don't match :) lol...whatever makes them happy at this point!!
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They grabbed hands totally on their own and set out to explore. Absolutely adorable! I think Richard and I will have to take them on the buggy tonight and look for bunnies on the golf course. Wesleigh loves to do that, and I'm pretty sure Gracie will too. I wish it wasn't so hot here...we would spend the whole day outside!
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They ended the day taking a bath together and running around the house in diapers holding hands.

Overall, the day was good. Gracie was up for a while in the middle of the night and was a little weepy, but she's still sleeping now. We are headed to church this morning and I have a feeling Wesleigh will be happy to show Gracie where to go (her bossy side has definitely made an appearance). I'm also pretty sure Gracie won't want to miss out!! I can't wait to get them dressed for church...I will try to take "non-jetlag" pics of that!!

Wish me luck on day 2!! Pretty soon, none of us will even remember when Gracie wasn't here :)


DiJo said...

Look at their hair swinging in the wind while they are holding hands!! So sweet!!! I think it sounds like it went fantastic!!! If there was no hitting, scratching, or hair pulling, it was a perfect first day!!!! :)

I can just see TeaCup spending the rest of her days rolling her eyes at her crazy sister!!! And, loving her so intensely she wants to burst at the same time!!!!

Can't wait to see church pics!!


Number 6 and no more counting! said...

You sound great. I can't imagine how tired you must be.


3 Peanuts said...

Sounds like it is going really well. I love that they grabbed hands and went off together...just what you would want, right? They look so cute together.

I look forward to the church pics too. Hope you get over that jet lag soon too:) can't wait to talk....I'll call this week:)

Paige said...

Just love this post, they are so sweet together. I bet you feel surreal after imagining them together all this time!! I can't wait to see their church pics together:)
I am so proud of Wesleigh!!

Deanna said...

Can't wait to see more! The hand holding is precious. They do sound very different, that will be so fun to watch their personalities play out. Thanks for taking the time to post. LOVE the pics, SASSY!

K said...

They're so cute together! Gracie actually doesn't look that much bigger than Wesleigh...a little more solid, but they're closer in size than I though! Glad your trip home was uneventful and everyone seems to be adjusting well.

Teresa M. said...

Too cute for words!!! I'm sure it seems surreal to have two girls now! I can't imagine how your heart felt in church today! Looking forward to those pictures. They are just precious.

Football and Fried Rice said...

Oh, Im sure you came up with something fabulous for the girls to wear to church! See, if THEY look cute, no one will pay any attention to the bags under your eyes, right?!?! lol!!

What a sweet first day as sisters, I am sure its going to just keep getting better!

Here's to the weather cooling off and pumpkin patch pictures coming SOON!


Jennifer said...

Bless Wesleigh's sweet little heart. :) Her world has changed but she'll love having a sister to share girlie stuff with. :) I hope the jet lag wears off soon. :) That's the one thing I'm dreading...jet lag. :)

redmaryjanes said...

I love the flowers! (wink). I think they are doing really well. I have seen some situations where girls become very mean to each other. Your girls look like they will have everything worked out between them in a couple of days. I would definitely get the 2nd stroller though :)

Shannon said...

So precious!! I'm amazed at how well both girls are doing considering their worlds have been turned upside down. Answer to prayer. Hope Bryce is getting better and you get over your jetlag soon.

Anonymous said...

Are the girls the same age?

KBam said...

Beautiful sisters!! I have been following your blog for a few months and just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy it!

You are a very blessed Mom!


Kristin Davis said...

I have been following your blog for about 6 months now, and enjoy it so very much! I have loved following your adoption journey to Gracie and can't wait to see more of her and Wesleigh :) Thank you for sharing your sweet family with the blog world :)

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The 5 Bickies said...

Looks like the girls are really blossoming. Can't wait to see what's next!

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AdoptedAsHisOwn said...

Incredible! Beautiful!! I wish there were "blogs" when we adopted!!!!! What a blessing these posts will be in the future! You may have to make your blog a book (blurb webiste!)
Love y'all and cannot wait to meet sweet Gracie!
In Christ, Aimee'

Sharon said...

Totally love the pictures of them holding hands-so sweet!

Chasing Dreams Photography said...

These pictures are adorable!!!!!!!!!

snekcip said...

Your Gracie reminds me so much of my girl. Always jumping, always my rough/tough girl, I call her Little Ms Braveheart. That child rarely backs down from anything! Both scary and funny at the same time!!

I had to literally LAUGH when I saw Wesleigh in Gracie Joy's "tight grip"! I have a picture almost similar today w/Bre and my little grandson. His little look screamed "HELP ME PLEASE"!! She wasnt hurting him, just holding on to him tightly and smiling! It is truly one of my favorite pics!

So glad the girls are getting along! It may take Wesleigh a few days to realize that she has to share.

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