Tuesday, May 11, 2010


This is the face of a very excited big sister as we make our way from the airport to get Lana (Ya Qi). So far it has been a very long day.

This is the walk of a big sister about to get her new Mei Mei. Life is so exciting for us all. Nyah was so excited to meet Lana. She is proudly walking in with her new stuffy for Lana.

Finally we have her and she is just so beautiful and full of life. She was a bit scared at the beginning but she did not cry. She came to us fairly easy and is very proud that she has a Jie Jie of her own. She has been attached to Nyah at the hip.
This is a group photo at the orphanage. The man standing next to Marc & I is the director and on the other side of me, past the other man is the directors wife. Everyone was so happy for us and the girls. They gave me a gift so a very tradtional sheep skin scarf and necklace for Nyah and Lana. You could really feel the love from the workers for the girls. It was a very special day for everyone.

This is a photo of the Director and his wife. They was all so wonderful. I tried to tell them thank you for caring so much for Lana. The guide did the translating and of course I cried. the director seemed to be very compassionate and sincere about what we were feeling. It was very special and a great memory for me and something to share with Lana.

This is Lana back at the room with us. She is having fun exploring with paper and crayons and playing with Nyah. It was so funny. Nyah wanted to change into some new clothes and as soon as Lana saw that she really wanted something new too. And she was so proud and full of smiles to see her new clothes.

This is our first supper with Lana. The day was so long that we were just exhausted, that we had our dinner in the room. One thing I forgot to mention, LANA LOVES FOOD... ANY AND ALL FOOD... AND LOTS OF IT... AND LOTS OF WATER TOO. Yesterday I think she drank like 4 litres...
It seems that just in in our hotel room Lana has discovered a completely new world and facinated by every and all things from the bathtub to the dimmer switch for the lights... she was taking in everything that she possibly could. I guess we'll need to consider baby proofing our house when we get back.
Well we are off to dinner soon.
From Dina, Marc, Nyah & Lana