Saturday, August 29, 2009


My brother is visiting from Colorado! Yippee! His flight arrived early this morning...1 AM to be exact. My dad and I drove to the airport while Tony stayed home with Halainah. We stopped at the diner to grab a bite to eat and arrived back home at 3:30 AM. By the time we went to bed it was almost 5 AM. We are tired...but oh so happy that my brother is here! We always have so much fun when he comes to visit! Halainah and Jiu Jiu united this morning around 10 AM. She was in the middle of a bottle when Jiu Jiu came downstairs but when she finished, she was all smiles. It was so cute. She was so excited to see her Jiu Jiu. She wouldn't leave his side for the rest of the day. She sat with him, she played with him, she hugged and kissed him, and gave him lots of loving.

It is amazing that their relationship is so powerful even though my brother lives so far away. It just melts my heart. My brother came to China with us to bring Halainah home. They have a strong bond that can never be severed.
My Aunt Bonnie had us all over for homemade pizza tonight...YUMMY! My brother got to spend time with our grandmother and aunts and cousins. It was a great evening. Halainah was her happy go lucky self and I actually have a headache from laughing so much tonight. She's one of a kind that China girl of mine!

So tomorrow we have another long day filled with family adventures. The Germans are coming! The Germans are coming!

My German relatives are here, they flew in a couple of days ago. And we are all going to my Aunt Ann's for a big family reunion. Poor Halainah is going to be exhausted by Monday. This is all so exciting for her.

I am so blessed to have a very large family and Halainah is now part of our family tree. She will always have a large family to support her. We are all so equally blessed.

Both Halainah and Jiu Jiu are so happy to see each other!

They missed each other so much!

Sharing fruit snacks together!

Playing ball together!

Jiu Jiu brought a Kung Fu Panda cardboard cutout for Halainah's playroom...she loved it and was trying to say Panda!

In the tub sporting the alfalfa look!


Courtney said...

Love all the great new pictures. Enjoy the time with your brother!

Kate :-) said...

I love the pictures! Especially the first one with her little arms crossed, and the look on her face is priceless!

Gardenia said...

you see can the love between them, just looking at the pictures. love the one of her in the tub. is that your sink? is still tiny enough to bathe in the sink -- aaahhh, how wonderful.

Anonymous said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the photos! So glad you are having a nice time with your visitors!

Kelly's Ideas said...

Very sweet - love love the pictures.