We are all in awe that EllaKate is 18 months old today!!! We have also been home 6 months today as well. Ella has grown and changed so much over the past months. She has really begun to show off her personality and her strong will. She is so loving and tells us, "wuv you!".
To celebrate Ella's special day, we took her and the girls to eat Mexican and then to the pumpkin patch. What a fun time!!! EllaKate loved walking through the pumpkins touching them and running from us. She rode in a wagon and jumped in the moonwalk. All the girls chose a pumpkin to bring home so they can have a pumpkin carving night. Ella gets so excited when we drive past all the pumpkin patches near us, so she really thought this was a great treat!!!
This is also the weekend of the Chinese Moon Festival which is one the most important holidays in China. All the families get together for big family reunions. When the full moon rises, families get together to watch the full moon, eat moon cakes, and sing moon poems. It is said that families look up at the moon and think about love ones far away. I am sure EllaKate's birth mom looked up in the sky to think about her. I am praying that the birth mom can have a peace that EllaKate is so happy and has the best forever family. I am also thinking of all the wonderful people that took care of Ella before we got to China to get her.