For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,...The King reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me" Matthew 25:35,40

Friday, February 3, 2012

Two Months Home!

Wow! I really can not believe it's been 2 months. Sophia is doing amazing! She is a doll and continues to find her spot in the family. I am learning how to me a mommy to 4 kiddos...all 6 years of age or younger. It can be crazy around this house and I have to really take some deep breaths with all the noise and chaos that can happen at any given moment. I have been really trying to make a conscious effort to stop being so busy and to instead sit and play dolls with Sophia, or color with Julia, or have a time of cuddling and talking with Drew, and making it a point to talk with Samuel about his school day. I have found that I really, really like things tidy and organized. I never was so preoccupied with things being in their place, but it seems every time we add a child, my desire for things to be organized grows. But, I have to just relax and focus on really enjoying my kiddos...they won't be this young for long...and I can guarantee I will miss this stage one day in my life. Well, here's a little list of what our Lil Miss Sophia is up to these days:

1. She loves to follow Mommy around EVERYWHERE!

2. She loves to follow Mommy around EVERYWHERE while saying Mommy, Mommy, Mommy!

3. She loves pretty much all food. She actually cheers when I give her those Natural Cheese maybe that's her favorite! It's pretty darn cute!

4. She is very obedient.

5. She loves her Daddy very much and wants him to toss her around in the air...she's an adrenalin junky! uh oh! :)

6. Her English is taking off! She will say things like "Please help Mommy", or "I love you too", or "Cup Please" or "Up please Mommy". I am so impressed with her!

7. She adores her Grandpa!

8. She only drinks water. She doesn't like juice. She will have a little bit of milk on her cereal, but she doesn't really drink much of it.

9. She loves to "mother" her baby dolls

10. She could care less about tv. Not interested at all.

11. She loves to sing and dance and it's pretty darn cute!

12. She can run, jump, crawl, do somersaults.

13. She's learning how to ride a tricycle and is catching on pretty well!

14. She loves to go in the car and she loves her carseat.

So grateful for this little girl!


  1. Jami!! I found your blog thru The Payne's blog!! So good to see you and Sophia doing well :))) Truly amazing how much difference 2 months can make! Our Sophia is doing so well...we are amazed and crazy in love with her.

  2. Congratulations on you precious new daughter!!! Praising the LORD that one more child will grow up loved in her family!!!

  3. GIRL!!!! Sofia looks totally different from China. I was trying to figure out what it is and I realized.. She is so very comfortable and relaxed and just plane old happy with her family! I see it in Kate and it is fun to see it in others we traveled with! I met Michelle with Levi and little Lydia yesterday for lunch! Lydia was the same way. Just so comfortable and HAPPY!!! Praising God for the work He is doing in all our girls' lives!!!!

  4. It looks like she is doing wonderfully! If you are worried about milk intake, try the drinkable yogurt (like Danimals). Molly wasn't a fan of milk at first, the yogurt is more like the "milk" they are used to! So happy to see pictures of your happy family!
    Your "old" New Life friend,

  5. Love the update!! Also, the picture of Julia and Sophia is adorable ... such sweet sisters :)

  6. Hi, Jami! I received your email and wanted to let you know I've responded (because sometimes my server goes into spam). Thank you for emailing me. Blessings to you!!!!

  7. Hi Jami,
    We are adopting from the same orphanage in Hunan. I'd love to talk with you if you are willing! Please email me at Thanks!! your posts about sophia are wonderful and encouraging!

  8. So I have been wondering how you are all doing and am so glad to connect with you on facebook! I can't get facebook at home, so when I am out, I try to stop somewhere to catch up for a few minutes. I didn't get much time today, so thought I would send a message here!
    I did get to see a few pictures of Sophia... she is growing so beautiful. Aren't we incredibly blessed by our children?

    Is there anything to share with your other adoption? Last I saw was your post on BAAS group about getting PA. That was this past summer...! Wow, it's been a long time.
    Wishing you all the best!!!