Tuesday, July 29, 2008

fourteen months old today

It is hard to predict timelines, but I think we are at the half-way point now. It's been three months since we first saw that precious face, and in another three months we'll be kissing it!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

pictures in the yangdong swi gardens

Lilah Updated Picture - 14 months

Lilah Updated Picture - 14 months

We can't stop staring at these pictures of our little Lilah - every feature is engrained into our minds and hearts. Today I went to Blacks and got them developed over and over and over again! Everywhere you look in our house there's a picture of her!

Along with these two photos we received her measurements; she now has 5 teeth, one more gained in the last 2 months! Her foot length is 11 cms, very good information to know for shoe shopping! Everything else pretty much stayed the same regarding her weight and height.

She is so very very precious.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

updated picture of our little beauty

I am still shaking; it feels like referral day all over again. With tears of joy and love overflowing, we received updated pictures today of our little Lilah Grace.

The waiting is tough, it seems to get longer as the days go by, but this beautiful little face will carry us through. In 5 days she will be 14 months.

What an amazing gift to receive these pictures, thank you so much Adele, (from blessedkids).

Psalm 28:7 - "The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song."

Sunday, July 6, 2008

our little piglet!

Our little Lilah was born in the Year of the Pig! I came across an article recently regarding how many couples in China had planned their pregnancies around the Year of the Pig (2007). Children born in the Year of the Pig are said to be ‘blessed’. I can definitely say that the Lord has blessed us with this precious little one.

Luke 1:45 - And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.

Psalm 68:19 - Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation.

Psalm 71:19 - Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high, who hast done great things: O God, who is like unto Thee!

Proverbs 28:20 - A faithful man shall abound with blessings.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

canada day, eh

Happy Canada Day from the nation's capital, Ottawa. All being well this day next year our little Lilah will be a Chinese Canadian girl and she will be with us on Parliament Hill celebrating Canada's birthday! I think she would have great fun on this train, it seemed to be a great source of entertainment for the little people!

While I was trying to get a glimpse of our Prime Minister (Stephen Harper) these little girls requested that I take a picture of them! Of course I couldn't say no, they were just so sweet!

A quote I really enjoyed today, spoken by the Governor General, Michaƫlle Jean: "Our country is made up of every hope we cherish. Our country is made up of every dream we share". I have to admit, it brought a lump to my throat.

Canada Day 2008 - canada day