Sunday, August 29, 2010

So Cute

Our guide encouraged us to go to the restaurant
for dinner so we got the girls ready and took them down.
We ordered fried noodles and fried rice~
both of which were eagerly eaten by both girls. :)

When she finally warmed up to us a little,
she began mimicking everything EK would do.
EK showed her how to do a puzzle one time
and she was able to do it on her own.
She loves the wedgits and watches how EK
does it and copies her.

We brought bubbles and beach balls
and they both are the hit!
We get the BEST laughs from SJ when we bring out the bubbles!

She is SO smart!
She picked up both our phones and knew exactly
how to push buttons and talk.
We brought her a play phone and she loves it.
She is already saying hello.

She also figured out the remote very quickly too!
She tells me when she has to use the bathroom
and calls me mama. :)
She know baba and Ella. So sweet!!!

Here they are all ready for bed.
The size 3T clothes fit amazingly well.
I brought some flipflops not knowing if they would fit...
she loves them and
when I put a bow in her hair,
she patted it.
When it falls out,
she hands it to me and pats her head
telling me to put it back in.

She went to sleep peacefully in my arms tonight
and I slid the hairbow out.
Can't wait to wake up tomorrow
and begin our first full day with sweet SJ and EK!!!

God is so amazing and we give Him all the praise
for the beautiful miracle our family witnessed today.
We thank each and every one of you for your prayers!!!
He heard and blessed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. I cannot tell you how WONDERFUL it is to finally see her beautiful smile!!! Good job Mom!!!!

  2. Amazing!! What a beautiful testimony to His goodness :)

  3. So absolutely ADORABLE!! Finally finally finally I get to see that baby girl smile and even on the first day. God is good :) Enjoy each and every moment day by day, minute by minute!!

  4. YEAH -- What a sweet smile -- I knew that face would light up with a smile! SO happy for you all. We need a pic of SJ with her new baba!

  5. Praise the Lord I am so happy that things are going so well!! She is precious and I am lovin the hairbow!!!

  6. She is amazing! Pretty, resilient, and smart too. God knows what he's doing.

  7. To God be the Glory!! SJ's smile is PRECIOUS!! I love the hairbow! EK will be a wonderful big sister! So happy for you and your beautiful family!

  8. Rejoicing with you!!! It is so good to see your "sisters" together! :)

  9. Congratulations! She is so beautiful! So glad to hear how well things are going.

  10. We are so excited for all of you - she is ADORABLE! Her smile melts my heart! SG just came in and saw her - she said, "She looks like she's having fun!". Keep the pics coming - I love them. I can just envision the tons of fun to come.

  11. It's cloudy & dreary here outside, but your stories & pictures really brighten the day! Keep 'em coming! SJ's smile is beautiful! Sounds like she's a smart little cookie, too. Melina wants to look at the pictures over and over..."Mama, pick-toors!" :)

  12. Oh Sharon,
    I am so happy to see you all together and a smile on that beautiful face of hers!
    Congratulations on your big day,

  13. Such sweet joy to finally have her with you! Bubbles always work wonders they did with Emanuiel. Can't wait to see more!!!


  14. Sounds perfect! She is doing so good!! Love that she loves her bows!! Have a great day!

  15. Look at that smiling face!!! She is just beautiful! Congratulations!!!

    Love and blessings,

  16. So incredibly happy for you all... she is so precious :)

  17. Oh wow, Sharon, you are one lucky Mom, and smart enough to be enjoying every moment. How truly beautiful your gals are and what precious gifts! Blessings to you all and have a wonderful rest of the trip. In no time, you'll be back in North Georgia!

  18. Wake up, wake up!!! I want more SJ pics :)

  19. Oh my...that SMILE!!! Chuck and I just commented this morning how wonderful it would be to see her beautiful smile, and here it is!!!! You just made our day!

  20. What a great smile she has! I'm so glad everything has gone so well! Hope the rest of your trip is just as smooth!
    We'll be thinking of you!

  21. I have shivers and tears just amazed at how FAITHFUL and good God is!!! He has answered in the form of a SMILE on ShayleeJoy's face!! She looks like she is adjusting beautifully - as you all are. I'll be hearing "Mama" melted you!!! Can't wait for tomorrow!!

  22. It never gets old reading about a sweet new child joining her forever family for the first time. I am really enjoying your journey and am thrilled that you are now all together. Safe wishes for the rest of your time in China.

    SJ is beautiful and I loved the story about the hair bow.

  23. Me again... so what are you all doing? Sleeping? Well, you can do that any time! We want more, we want more. I'll give you a little more time, but just this once!

  24. Yay! Smiles! Thank you for posting and we love the pictures!

  25. so sweet to see the 3 of you together (and I love the matching outfits!) :) SJ has such a beautiful smile! Can't wait for more photos - thanks for doing such a great job of keeping us updated!!!

  26. I love seeing all of the wonderful pictures...and her smiling! And yeah, I know that little snippet about the size was for me!! LOL I will admit I was wrong! :)


  27. Sooo happy for all of you!!This is just a miracle right before our eyes. I love the sister pictures.I can't wait to see more photos!!!What a blessing

  28. hi sharon!!! it's 9pm and i am only now turning on the computer but my first stop was a shaylee joy update!! i am SO happy to hear you are getting smiles and laughs already! i am so thankful that everything is falling into place and that ella is adjusting well too. i thank God for this wonderful experience! He is so good to our girls, isn't he!

    and so fun to see were the girls' dresses! eve wore her dress exactly like that today too! just made your story even more neat - these two little girls, nearly next door in china, now in wonderful families and seeing them in the same dress on the same day just brought them together in my mind. so fun!

    enjoy your day today!! hope it continues to be full of smiles!

  29. Congratulations! So glad that all has gone so well thus far. You all are in our prayers. She is so beautiful and it appears her transition has been almost seamless. Having EK as jiejie support has been a big help for her I'm sure. Its such an important role for her (EK) as well. Andie was her age when we got Genevieve and it was so wonderful to watch the almost immediate bonding between them. Enjoy your time together in China. Our best. Wes

  30. Congratulations! She is so cute! We are sooo happy for you all and can't wait to meet SJ.