Monday, January 4, 2010

Sierra has landed!!!!

Of These Three Things (I promise I will get a better picture of them!!)
Splish splashing in the bath

All three girls are sound asleep right now, Sierra clutching her photo album of us that we sent to her.

We were up bright and early, OK not so bright, but plenty early! We left for the airport at 5:45AM, Myriam had gotten stuck at the airport too and was going back with us to try and help Charlotte with the families that had gotten stuck in Beijing. Dawn and Jeff were fortunate and got off late last night. The rest, not so lucky. But we were ready to go. Our flight was scheduled for 7:40 and we finally got in the air at 9:42. It was a short and uneventful flight. We were taken to our hotel and had time to eat and get the gifts ready and we were off. At the Civil Affairs Bureau we could see our girl peeking out the glass door. Our guide took Sydney off the van first and took her into the building. When we came in Sydney and Sierra were hugging!! Then Samie got a hug, Mommy and then Daddy. The whole time Sierra was saying Mama, Baba. She has not shed a tear, when the orphanage director, nanny and teacher left she waved and said good-bye to them. She is non-stop energy, gives lots of hugs and kisses. She seems to love her sisters, we have had a few moments of jealousy on both parts. Sierra is very possessive of her things. But then again so is Sydney.

We came back to the hotel and gave the girls a bath. Sierra was the only one who REALLY needed one, but we let her and Sydney play together and they loved it. Sierra is very sturdy, she was dressed in layers of clothes and when we peeled them off we found she was not chubby as all the layers suggest, just very muscular. Her hair is naturally wavey and very thick and coarse. She does have a slight cold but otherwise seems fine.

I am off to join everyone else is slumberland.


Sharing Life and Love said...

Congratulations on meeting your gorgeous girl!

How sweet that the girls were hugging when you walked in!


sierrasmom said...

Thank you for sharing I couldn't wait to check!!! Sierra is a beauty, that hair is something!!!! I just showed my Sierra that another Sierra has a Mommy and a Daddy and sisters!!!! I will keep following!!!!

Jolene and Dan Powell said...

what a great day it turned out to be! I am very happy for you. Congrats!

Shirlee McCoy said...

Congratulations! I'm glad she's finally in your arms.

and Baby Makes 11! said...

Congratulations Sandy!! All of your girls are beautiful. I'm so happy so see Sierra in your arms. I will be praying for a continued smooth transition for her.

Sheri (from your Faith family)

Bernie and Monica said...

Hi and Congrats! There were so many times that it seemed like this day would never happen, and now it is finally here! Your universe has shifted! I am so happy for all of you and so glad that Sierra is doing so well. She is getting a fantastic family! Can't wait to meet her, and again I am overjoyed for all of you!
Much love and stay safe! Monica

DiJo said...

Congratulations! What a blessing that her heart was so ready for you!!! She is absolutely beautiful. I can not get over her GORGEOUS hair!!! I look forward to following in your footsteps soon!! Grateful you made it out of the snow storm!

Again, Congratulations!

Diana (Northern Girl on RQ)

Keith and Kelly said...

Congratulations Sandy! She's beautiful! Love the hair. I will pray she continues to do well. Blessings, Kelly

Yoli said...

What a lovely post! Congratulatins!!!!

Mommy said...

Congratulations! Praying she continues to transition well.

(HopingforMolly on RQ)

Amy said...

Congratulations, Sandy and Family!
Sierra is just beautiful:)

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