Sunday, February 25, 2007

Home 1 week
















Hi everyone.

So, we are home for 1 week and Lily Rose acts like she was born here. She has adjusted to her new home and family perfectly. Although she has a bad cold right now, it's not stopping her from having fun. I got some great pictures of Lily Rose and her brother, grandma, Uncle Ralph, great aunt, cousin and her godfather. We are waiting for godmother to return from Hawaii today. I am in awe everyday with Lily Rose. I can't picture my life before my kids. I love being a mom to 2.

Anthony went back to work on Tuesday and Joseph was still sick so it has been a slow week. We went out to Maryann and Joe's last night for dinner and Lily Rose fit right in. Other then the 3 big Labs that she was scared of, she had a great time there. She had the squeaky shoes on and when she walked the dogs where following her feet to see what the noise was. It was really cute. After a while she didn't have a problem with the black lab Shadow or the yellow lab Missy, but the brown lab Coco, well that was another story. She would walk sideways hoping that she wouldn't notice her. Funny is not the word to use for that one. Everyone that knows me knows I love Lenox. Well, Uncle Joe got Lily Rose the Lenox Birthday Train. It is gorgeous. She got the Engine and the 1st Birthday train and Uncle Joe will add to it each birthday. I absolutely love it.

This kid loves to eat. I mean she will eat anything you give her. When she see's my mother she knows that she could get something to eat. When my mother feeds her Lily Rose has to hold her hand. She doesn't do that with anyone else, just my mother. It's a special bond they have together. Joseph is still leary when he feeds her but he is getting better. She is a total momma's girl. LOVE IT!!!!!

She has been sleeping through the night for that last 3 or 4 nights. She usually sleeps to 7am. She is all over the crib though and never keeps the blankets on. I get up a few times each night to cover her. She is like her brother Joseph. He never keeps the blankets on either. Joseph is not to happy when Lily Rose goes into his room and she tries to get in there a lot. See, Joseph is a collector and he has a lot of stuff in his room and knows where everything is. If something is moved, he knows. He's getting better about it and yesterday Anthony and Joseph fixed up his room and put up more shelves and cleaned out 1 of his closets and the room looks great. They have one more closet to fix up and he's good to go. Maybe after that he will let Lily Rose in. We will see!!!!!

We are going to church today. Lets hope that Lily Rose is a good girl. Joseph was great when he went to church at her age. Lily Rose on the other hand is very noisy and likes to walk and talk to everyone. I'll let you know how that goes later on.

For all the family and friends that have called and I didn't get back to you yet, forgive me. It was a bonding week for me and the kids since Joseph was home from school and I was getting use to being back home. So I promise that I will return the phone calls this week coming up. I can't believe we are home 9 days today. It seems like it was a life time ago that we were in China. We showed my mother and Joseph and my cousin Nancy and my Aunt Mae the videos of our trip and when Gotcha Day came on Lily Rose stopped dead in her tracks when her nanny came on the screen and she walked over to the TV and just stared at her. I felt so bad for Lily Rose because I know she was upset. Let's face it, this women took care of her for most of her life and now she is on the other side of the world. I will be more careful the next time we watch the video. Well, I will end this here for now. Sorry it took so long to post again. Now for the pictures....

10 comments:

alison said...

YEAH!!!! Pictures of LilyRose and Joseph together!! They look great together.

lara said...

cute pictures of you all , lilyRose is so cute!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa, Anthony, Lillian, Joseph and Lily Rose, I can not explain the joy I feel reading Home 1 week and seeing the pictues. I can not wait to see you all. Nancy told me all about her visit to your house. I was sick so could not come that day. Lilly Rose is adorable and Joseph is the best. I have comics for him. Well, take care and I hope to see you soon. LOVE MICHELE

Jenni said...

The time flies!! So glad things are going well. The kids look so happy.
Glad to hear that Lily Rose and your mom have bonded. You knew it was just a matter of time!!
Take care Lisa!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa, Anthony, Joseph & Lily, We absolutly love the pictures. We loved that you all came over for dinner. We enjoyed your company very much. What a wonderful little girl Lily is and she fits in to our family perfectly. Uncle Joe said his favorite momement with Lily at our house was when he was showing her how to throw the cheese doodles in the air and catch them, he said she didn't do it just yet but give him a little time and she will. He has alot of stuff he wants to teach her, LOL. Thanks for the posts we love to read them and see the pictures always. Tell Joseph we are so proud of the wonderful Big Brother he is. Aunt Maryann noticed how much he watched out for his sister and how much he helped his mom do while they were here for a visit. Can't wait till we see you again. Love Uncle Joe, Aunt Maryann, Gary, John, & Thomas. PS: Thank you for all of our gifts from China, we absolutly love them

AnnaClaire's Jie Jie said...

The pictures are GREAT. I love seeing your KIDS together. It looks like Joseph really loves his sissy.

When we were watching the China videos and the orphanage one came on, AnnaClaire stared at it for a few minutes just staring at her nanny.

Lily Rose is so cute. Congrats. I know it feels so awesome to finally be home. Keep posting, We enjoy checking in on you guys!

She's a doll!!!!

Emily (and Pam, AnnaClaire, and the rest too)

Anonymous said...

HI
GREAT PIC'S EVERYONE LOOKS SO HAPPY AND CONTENT I AM SO GLAD TO HEAR ALL IS GOING GREAT GOD BLESS.. IT WAS GOOD JOSEPH WAS HOME FROM SCHOOL WHEN YOU CAME BACK IT GAVE HIM TIME WITH YOU,ANTHONY,AND LILY ROSE(IT ALSO GAVE YOU TIME TO GET BACK ON TRACK AND ON OUR TIME SURE THAT WASNT EASY!)LILY ROSE LOOKS SOOO HAPPY AND VERY COMFORTABLE SHE FITS RIGHT IN!! I DID TRY TO CALL YOU BUT GOT NO ANS. I DIDNT LEAVE A MESSAGE NO RUSH WHEN YOU GET A CHANCE GIVE ME A CALL WE HAVE FINALLY MOVED MY SISTER INTO HER HOUSE ALTHOUGH IT STILL HAS A WHILE TO GO YET BUT SHE IS LIVIVNG OUT OF HER BASEMENT FOR NOW IT WONT BE EASY BUT IT IS VERY BIG AND ITS BETTER THAN HAVING TO PAY RENT AND OWN A HOUSE WITH ALL THAT COMES ALONG WITH IT.WE CANT WAIT TO GET TOGETHER.GIVE EVERYONE HUGS AND KISSES FROM ME ALL MY LOVE TO YOU ALL!!! JANINE XOXO

Anonymous said...

Hi Lee, The pictures are great! LOVE the one of your two children!! :) They look so comfortable together! Lee, I know that I posted this previously, BUT I have to say again that I am so happy for you all. Adopting Lily Rose says SO much about who you are and how BIG your heart is. Enjoy every minute... well maybe except when she is pulling on the vertical blinds!! LILY ROSE, DO NOT TOUCH GRANDMA LILY's BLINDS!! LOL

Loved the other pictures too, you can literally see how well Lily Rose fits in...so naturally. Hey she even got your brother to smile in his picture, lol. Speaking of Ralph, please know that he is in my prayers every day, as I am sure he is in the prayers and thoughts of everyone who knows him or reads your blog.

Love,
Liz

Millie said...

Adorable! My favorite is the last picture of the kids together..too sweet. I also adore the picture of (I am assuming) your Mom and Lily at the table. I told you that they would bond! It will only get stronger over time. Great pictures! Thanks for sharing, and continuing to post about Lily and her family:)

Jennifer said...

Congratulations - she is beautiful - I followed your journesy as my family is adopting from china as well. We too are using Adoption House - I would love any input (good or bad) that you have regarding them. Our dossier is in China now and we are just waiting for our LID. Congratulations again - Jennifer