Monday, July 16, 2012

Gotcha Day!

our guide had told us Pres would be here at 10am.  When we asked if we should meet her in the lobby, she told us what floor the pool was on.  She had her 5 yr old son with her & he stole all of our room keys -- luckily, she noticed before she left since our keys also control our lights & AC.  Piper woke up around 3 today (yesterday was 2) -- Justin took today's morning shift so I could "sleep in" (4:15 was as long as I lasted).  We all showered, ate breakfast (hotel has an EXCELLENT buffet!), Facebooked, and then stared at the clock.  At 10:00 our doorbell rang -- cameras were aimed at the door, I opened it to find the maid wanting to clean our rooms.
 Finally around 10:45, our doorbell rang again -- it was our guide, Mr. Shi (I think) that was representing the orphanage and a 9 yr old boy that is being adopted by a family from Italy.  Pres walked right in our room
then I picked her up
the man from the orphanage wanted a pic with the kids
we then were rushed to take our official family photo & her passport pic.  On the walk over, she settled down - then she saw the man from the orphanage...
we walked back to the hotel & had about 45 minutes in the room before we left to complete the adoption
 we took the lid off a zippy cup & she gulped down the whole glass without spilling a drop
 then I handed her a chip -- she took the whole bag & finished it
ok, so I kinda changed her clothes....and added a hair bow
 sharing a cookie
two peas in a pod
 Piper will be 5 in September & Pres was 2 in January
 sleepy girlie
 van ride to the police station to apply for her passport
 notary's office - notice both girls have a snack cup
 love this face
 and now only 1 girl has a snack cup....Pres finished hers, took Piper's & then handed her the empty one

20 comments:

Brooklyn said...

Oh Kristi!! I had to look at all the pictures twice.. Congratulations to your family!!

Jen said...

Awesome day!! Looks like everything is going well!

Jana said...

Love these pictures! What a sweetheart you have. Does she have two little dimples? Congrats guys!!

Cheri said...

Oh my!what sweetness! Can't wait to hear how she does through the night. I think you will need a bigger fridge.

JCrew said...

Wow! That was a busy Gotcha Day! Congratulations! Couldn't wait to get up this AM to see your pictures! You hit the Victory about a week after us with Piper's adoption!
Joy

Forever Sisters said...

Couldn't wait to see Gotcha Day...
She's beautiful!

Corey Case said...

Awesome. What a lucky little beautiful girl to have you guys.

Tera said...

Congrats!! She seems to fit right in and no worries about getting her to eat or drink! Excited to follow the rest of your time in China!

dc said...

Congrats!!!!!
She is a big tall girl! Like our Maia!
Have fun and enjoy, China time goes so fast!
love photos, keep posting! Sweet, how much do you think she weighs? Maia weighed 26 on gotcha and 30 now, bday was FEB!
hugs
Donna

From This Moment said...

So happy to finally see sweet Presley in your arms. She is beautiful. Congratulations to all of you! I can't believe you did all of "that" in the first day! Hopefully you can enjoy one another now that all that paperwork is done in Province!

Myra said...

YEAH!!! Congrats...she's just beautiful! She looks pretty relaxed considering what a big day she's had!! hope things continue to go well! The kids look so big next to little Presley!!!

Natalie said...

So excited for your family!!! Congratulations! Presley is gorgeous!

La Dolce Vita: The Sweet Life said...

Congratulations! There is just nothing like gotcha day photos.

Sherry said...

Oh my how precious, Congrats!

Dawn said...

AWWWW Congrats Kristi!!!! I am sooo happy for you and your family! Let forever begin!!

julieboyd said...

Oh my goodness!!! What joy!!! Love the pictures!! I am so happy for you guys!!! Forever family!!

Joy said...

I love her cute little haircut! I am so glad she is doing well.
Joy

Casey said...

I'm fairly new to your blog, but wanted to say congrats to all of you on your new arrival! She's absolutely adorable!

Sharon Ankerich said...

LOVE reading every word! Presley is so precious!!! I think she is doing amazingly well! Hope sleeping went well. Can't wait to read tomorrow! Thanks for sharing! XO

Angie said...

Ok, love the matching outfits and the hairbow! They both look adorable together :)