We are so happy to be home! My parents came in to welcome us at the airport and asked if they could stay a few days to help out. Um, yes!! So, they wore themsleves out serving us this week! They took the big kids wherever they wanted to go- putt putt, movies, McDonald’s, nail salon, Target for toys, Claire’s for dress up fun, Starbucks for treats…and more! My mom also cooked us every meal for the whole week and managed to fill my freezer with more meals too!! Lila also got some good grandparent time. She loved both of them and had fun getting to know her Cookie and Dandy!
Miss Lila is doing great getting to know her new home and family! She quickly warmed up to Boots after screaming her head off meeting him for the first time! Trey had to go back to work Monday, yes that was the day after we got home! His busiest weeks of the year are the last weeks of July, so he had to get back at it right away. He has been doing ok with jet lag, but we are all looking forward to having him home this weekend!
We’ve had some fun quick outings too! We met our friends at Northpark mall to look at the ducks and turtles and introduce Lila to Chick Fil A!
We wrapped up the week by FINALLY heading to Chuy’s for dinner last night. Sweet Lila was overwhelmed at first. It is the loudest and most colorful place she has ever been. There is nothing in China like this- even the busiest places aren’t loud like this! She does this thing when she is overwhelmed where she squints her eyes to almost closed. I think it is her defense mechanism- she thinks if she doesn’t see it, maybe it will go away! Sweet girl, all we had to do was introduce her to tortillas and queso and by the end of dinner, Chuy’s had won her over!
We have had a great first week. I honestly can’t believe we have three kids! I look at Lila and it still doesn’t seem real that the sweet little girl in the pictures we received five months ago is HOME. Praise Him from Whom all blessings flow! Our hearts are full!