Friday, December 3, 2010

Day 8: Play Time with Aly!!!

We had the most amazing time with Aly today! During our morning visit we got to play in the snow, look at books together, and play ball. She loved playing with the ball and would giggle and giggle. There is a video posted down at the bottom. In the afternoon we had our one-on-one time, but we were also able to see her with her groupa. She wanted to watch a video all the children were watching (the caretaker said it was her favorite - it had music!), and play in the ball pit.

Towards the end of the day the other children were coming up to us for attention. It became apparent that while they get taken care of really well by their caretakers, they are not a Mama and Papa. It was truly heartbreaking.

I know, I know, you want pictures... here you go!

Aly and Mama in the snow!

Every time I would take a picture of Aly (and I took a lot!) I would show her the picture on the back of the camera. She started to make silly faces for the camera.

Playing in the snow with Papa! This is something we haven't done in many, many years.

Aly and Papa! Please excuse the hat hair, it's freezing here!

Reading with Papa!

And finally, the cutest thing I have ever seen!

Here is some video of little Miss Giggles playing ball with Mama.

Aly is such a little joy and I am glad we decided to go on this amazing adventure!


coloradotransplant said...

Her giggle is beautiful!! Now I'm crying. Enjoy every minute!!

NDMom said...

What a beautiful girl! I love the pictures with Papa too! But the one with her resting on her hand is just too cute for words!

Voice Of Truth said...

She is absolutely beautiful!!! We are so excited to follow your journey. My husband and I are adopting Charlene and Ryan from the same baby house (13). Charissa Browning thought that maybe Ryan is in the same groupa as Aly!!! I hope you catch a glimpse of him! :) Our blog is:
There are pics of our kiddos on there or on our FSP page:

We were submitted on November 18th and are just waiting for a travel date!!!

Congratulations on your beautiful daughter!!! God Bless! :)

*Overflowing* said...

Oh my goodness...adorable!!! What wonderful bonding time!

wordgardener said...

wow April she is a doll baby! Your lives will be the richest you could ever imagine! Wow What a honey bun! Oh and I am such a southerner I am still on my knees thanking God we left before the first snow! But you sure make it look like fun! Enjoy the cathy

Lisa said...

Aly is ADORABLE :)! It looks like she is doing so well, too. I am thrilled for you. Enjoy this amazing time! Before you know it, she will be all yours :).

SensibleMom said...

Precious! What a sweet, little gal! Praying for your amazing time with her.

Nan and Dan said...

she isso beautiful!!! so happy to see pics :) hope your paperwork is processed quickly so you can have court!! Hugs!