Monday, April 8, 2013

One More Makes Four...

Today we became a family of four! We got to the civil affairs offices a little before ten, and took care of some paperwork, and then the three of us waited...


I went to look out the window with little M, and we saw a van pull up outside, and I wondered if this was the people bringing out boy, so I started taking pictures...


And it was!


Our boy got a little haircut!


We thought he was just about the cutest little guy we had ever seen...



Little M was beyond excited, and immediately gave him the dog we had brought (thanks, Jillian and Rochelle- it was a winner!), and then went to grab some snacks for him. Just like our little M, food seems to be the way to our boy's heart.


The transition was quite smooth, easier than we expected. I think having little M there definitely helped. Our poor little guy was obviously terrified, and had already had a hard day with leaving his foster parents just this morning...


He held it together for a bit, then backed away from us, and started crying... but was easily distracted when I took him to the window to look at cars.


He is very smart, he speaks a different dialect of mandarin, so doesn't quite understand what I say, but he repeats what I say back to me. He shows signs of having a lot of spunk and sass...I think we may have our hands full!


He is precious, and adorable, and I am so glad he is ours!


29 comments:

Musings from Kim K. said...

Congratulations! Such a beautiful family. Little M is going to make his transition so much easier. It was the best thing we ever did when we brought Emma with us to China to meet her sister. Continued blessings!

dawn said...

Congratulations on being a family of four. He is gorgeous.

Betsy said...

SO thankful for your precious gift!

Lisa said...

So happy for you guys! He is so adorable. M is getting so big and what a great big sister she is already!

AJ and Suzy said...

Congratulation! I am soooo beyond happy and excited for you all! Enjoy the time bonding and getting to know one another! God is soooo good! BIG BIG HUGS to you all!

April said...

Precious siblings! All of ours was in the same room, same van, same rep from the orphanage. So very excited for you! Enjoy!

Brad and Lauren Holmes said...

WOW!!! I got excited chills as I read this post!! I am beyond excited for you guys!!! You have your son!!!!

jessica said...

Congratulations!!!!! I am so so excited for you all! What a beautiful family of four you all make! I'm so glad the transition went smoothly, I hope he's doing well and he's letting you help him grieve. Little m looks like a natural big sister!! :)

ourchinagirls said...

Congratulations!! He's a keeper!

Jen said...

AHHHHH! SOOOO excited for you guys! So many answered prayers in one short day. We are continuing to lift you guys up as you transition to being a family of four and as you navigate the paperwork. In the meantime, J is absolutely adorable and we are celebrating with you. We can't wait to welcome him! Love you so much.

Renate said...

So sweet. Little M will be such a good sister.

Renate said...

So sweet. Little M will be such a good sister.

Melissa said...

He is such a handsome grown-up little guy with his haircut and high top shoes. So adorable! I'm glad the initial meeting went smoothly.

Anne Trent said...

Congratulations!
I LOVE family days!

Janice Willis said...

Wow!!! Such a handsome Boy and a sweet big sis!!!

Congrats and many many blessings for the rest of the trip!!!

Over the rainbow ........ said...

Congrats he is lovely

Paula said...

Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful!!!

Amy said...

Congrats Joanna!!!!! He is beautiful. You guys make such a cute family.

Brianna Wachter said...

I've been waiting for this post. Congradulations to the B family! You guys are all together at last. Your little boy is adorable and love, love, love the first family photo. So happy for you guys! God is good.

michelle said...

Joanna ever so happy for all of you. Such a long road to get to this day but when you hold your little boy for the first time those challenges melt away. Adorable little boy!!! Little M is a big sister, WOW!

Kristin said...

Yea! Congratulations! What a gift!

Robin said...

At last!!!! Congratulations on your family of four. He is adorable. I love the picture of him with Little M.

Tanya said...

Congratulations! What a precious family. :)

Bev said...

The photo of Little M handing food to her little brother is so precious. She is such a wonderful big sister. We are so happy for all of you - you are now a family of 4 forever! Enjoy the days ahead and we will continue to enjoy following along on your blog!

Jlstrange said...

Congratulations on your family of four! How exciting! Little M looks like she will be an AWESOME BIG sister! Sending prayers for all of you for the rest of your trip to go smoothly and for a safe journey back to the states.

Kenny Ames said...

Mazel tov! Very excited for you guys!

Debbie Sauer said...

Absolutely adorable! Congrats. Looking forward to hearing more. Blessings

Ruthie said...

Ahhh! Congrats!!! So happy for y'all!

Annie said...

LOVE this moment! What a blessing! He is precious.