Sunday, August 17, 2008

It's Good to be Me!

It's been just over a full week since we have been home now and every day brings new experiences for Lilymei.  She has been to the clinic a few times, to church, shopping at the BX and the commissary (grocery), and Saturday night she went to her first movie on base~Wall-E.  She did very well and the boys were excited to finally get to see the movie.  

Lilymei has not liked her bath time at all.  Bath time prior to Thursday night consisted of two parents struggling to shampoo and wash her, trying to keep her from climbing out of the tub, all the while listening to her cry.  This week we had a breakthrough, and as you can see by the photo below, she actually cracked a smile.

We spent Sunday afternoon at the Hyatt pool.  We were taking a chance that Lilymei would do ok with the water since we had gotten a few smiles in the tub this week.  

Nate and Drew acting their normal, goofy selves in the pool.  

Look!  Lilymei has a big smile on her face WHILE she is in the water!  She's come a long way from the crying baby at the pool in Guangzhou.  After swimming in the pool we took the kids down to the beach.  The ocean water was sooo much warmer.  Lilymei sat for nearly 45 minutes playing with shells and coral at the waters edge while the tide slowly came back in.  We knew she would turn into a beach baby!  

Look at me in my Buckeyes t-shirt!  Thanks Maddie!  I love my piano too!!

Lilymei has had so many firsts this week.  We heard her say DaDa and Mom, and she can clap her hands.  She is trying to stand without any help from us.   Saturday morning Lilymei grabbed the fork out of Scott's hand and she proceeded to feed herself breakfast!  She was so proud of herself!  She gives us the cutest little smirk when she does something that surprises us.  
"Oh, it's good to be me!"
Isn't she precious?!

Wednesday night, while the boys were at VBS, we took Lilymei to our favorite restaurant, Al Dente at the Hyatt.  Scott ordered lobster (above).  Look at what Lilymei thought about all the great food....

"For me!? Thanks Baba!!

Lilymei is such a blessing to our family.  We just love her to pieces.  Please keep her in your prayers as we head to the hospital tomorrow for the first of many tests.  


Patti said...

It's so good to hear & see how Lilymei is thriving with your family!! You can see it in her smile. I'll keep her in my prayers re: all her tests.

Anonymous said...

We love Lilymei's OSU shirt! We are glad she is a Buckeye!

O-H-.. Love, Uncle Mark & Aunt Amy

Anonymous said...

She is such a doll baby just like all four of my other doll babies.
Counting the (months) until I can see you all in person.
Love, OOOXXX MfmlG

Chad and Kristy said...

How PRECIOUS!!! I am so glad she is turnig into a little beach girl. We really enjoyed the pictures and her beautiful smile.

Anna Li is in the living room singing Christmas songs..go figure:)

Your in our prayers.


Chad and Kristy said...

I have no idea why it posted our comment twice but I deleted one of them:)


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