Sharing her cookies. She was so proud of herself. She did a great job!
We went tonight to celebrate our family day with Ana Claire. We went to our local favorite Chinese restaraunt. Ana Claire has come such a long way overcoming her fear of Asian people. In my post here, I described her fear. Sue, the lady in the photo below made Ana Claire climb over the table in fear and crying back in July. Tonight she gave her a big hug. I was so proud of her. Sue couldn't believe that she let her hold her. I was so proud of her.
Click here to see our post from last year.
Photos from our Gotcha Day and time in China
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This little girl has brought so much spice and love to our family. Over the past three years I have watched her blossom from a scared baby, to a toddler with some security issues, to a beautiful little girl that is taking babysteps to become little Miss Independant and over comes her fears. She is smart, funny, kind hearted, curious, hot tempered (we do have our very own little Hunan spice). It is so hard to believe that three years have already flown by. The first year was so hard. I think Ana Claire and myself were in survival mode. She has truly stolen our hearts. She has filled that empty spot in my heart. My heart overfloweth with love for her and her brothers.
Ana Claire, we love you baby girl!