Friday, September 28, 2012

Mira's 1st family vacation

Wow~ what a week! Were still "rocking" a lili-bit (little bit)!!!
So, for 2 months Mira talked about the "big boat", she had no idea what that she knows. Mira cruised like a pro...there was plenty of fun to be had....she did it all! I could talk forever about the details but I'll spare you!
A few funny things to be noted:
(Mira has no problem saying EXACTLY what she thinks~ even if it's rude!)
1. We (6 of us) enter the elevator, there is another couple already in the elevator. We say hi, they begin to admire Mira and Mira's response is to the point. "Her dress is scary, I don't like it." There was little I could say other than get off the elevator & hope the lady couldn't understand her.
2. One afternoon at lunch as Mira was enjoying Chinese food, another couple sat beside us. Mira watched them carefully & noticed that they did not pray before eating their pizza. Mira stands on her chair and in a very boisterous voice begins to ask them if they prayed before eating. As cute as it was, I felt bad that she drilled these poor folks! The good news is she was easily distracted and didn't realize that 95% of the people on the ship didn't pray before meals!
A few other note worthy things...Mira enjoyed a minimum of 2 ice cream cones per day! She wasn't the only one to have fun. ALL the girls had fun. And despite corralling 4 girls, Greg and I had fun too!
We met an awesome, Christian, adoptive family as well. We spent the whole last day with them. Mira & Lily became fast friends. Lily just arrived in the states in May (what a cutie!) and her brother Noah has been home for 6 years. We feel blessed for the time with them and plan to see one another again soon!
As you might imagine, we are quite the spectical wherever we go & on a ship with the same people all week was no exception! Mira became a rock star rather quickly because she LOVED the hot tub & had no problem hopping in with whoever may have been trying to enjoy some peace & quiet (perhaps WITHOUT their kids!) and doing flips and handstands in the hot tub....she's too cute to get mad at!
I will stop blabbing now...enjoy the pics!

This is a view between both directions of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge

Room service in bed

The view from our balcony~ no land in sight!

SeaWorld~ Port Canaveral, Florida

Emily & her boyfriend "Barley"

Nassau, Bahamas


Atlantis Nassau, Bahamas

Jesus from the Philippines, our Head Waiter....he LOVED Mira!

Freeport, Bahamas

Have a blessed week!
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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Quick update!

So, the fact that she had 14 teeth pulled has not slowed my girl down one bit. It is as if it never happened, we are so thankful for this.
Check out this smile!

Mira often refers to China, speaks of being in China but only recalls the details from the point in time when she met me. She has an incredible memory~wow! Right down to the clothes I wore when we met.
Mira is attending all day kindergarten in a regular classroom & doing quite well considering she has only been here 6 months. She is learning to count & identify numbers. And she has learned to write her name!

Our family has been blessed with a fantastic vacation....leaving today! The 6 of us are taking a cruise to Florida & the Bahamas. We are looking forward to seeing other areas of Gods masterpiece! I will post picks when we get back! Mira is sooo excited to be going on "the BIG boat"! ...She has no idea!
Just as a side note:
Mira's leg surgery has been rescheduled to October 3rd.

Have a blessed week!
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Friday, September 7, 2012

The Tooth Fairy needs a loan!

Mira was scheduled to have dental surgery on Thursday, September 6th.
The surgery was performed at Sinai Hospital.
They removed 14 teeth & capped 4 in the back, it took almost 2 hrs.
Poor thing screamed for 30 mins once she woke a bit, finally she crashed on my chest. She slept through discharge, the walk to the car, the drive home, then slept in my bed for 3 1/2 hrs! She awoke as a new person!
She's back to her happy, hungry self.
She ate ice cream for dinner, followed by mashed potatoes & chicken n dumplings.
Today, it's like it never happened... Sadly enough Mira is a survivor. She insisted on having potato chips today...these are her favorite! She took 1 hrs to eat a mini bag...she broke them piece by piece....but she did eat them!
Grateful to have this behind us!
Have a blessed week!

She's still cute!

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