Friday, January 9, 2009

our first playgroup experience

drinking my juice

Lilah and I attended our first playgroup together today! I'm not sure what she thought of it all; she mostly observed the other children and she enjoyed the song circle. Soon enough she will be one of those children running around wrestling toys off each other!

The playgroup we attended is very close to where we live, called The Open Door Society. It's specifically for adoptive families, which is nice because we've all been through a very similar experience and we don't have to explain everything we went through to get to where we are today.

Interestingly there was a little Tong-Tong in the group. I'm not sure if you remember from my previous posts, but Lilah's name in the orphanage was Tong-Tong and we call her that as well as Lilah. It was cute to see and hear another little Guangdong girl with the same name.

We also got to meet up with our good friends Pam & Saltanat and also our China travel buddies Jodi & Amelia! It sure was a nice time and so great to see them again! We've been a family 4 weeks today, seriously, where does the time go?


  1. Happy 4 weeks. I am so glad that Lilah was feeling well enough to go to the play group!

  2. Hello to you, too. Oh my, Lilah is just lovely. I agree with Kelly....I see a bit of a similarity as well -- esp. with Sammi.

    Your blog is quite nice, too. Let's keep in touch. May I add you to my blogroll? Always nice to share with the Yangdong families!!


  3. I LOVE the Chinese adoptive community in our area. hope you all love your group too!