We are happy to report our girl is spot on healthy. No parasites, no TB, no thyroid concerns, no celiac (Alayna doesn't have it either...doing an eat more bread happy dance over here), no health concerns at all! She is a happy, healthy, chunky 30 pound bundle of love.
Yahoo Dariya we are so proud of your acing your tests without even studying. You are a rock star girlfriend. Next week is our preschool intake conference won't they be impressed?
It truly does seems like Dariya has been with us forever. Being in Ukraine seems so long ago even though it was only two weeks ago we were arriving home. I still have a hard time wrapping my head around how intricate God's plan was to bless us with this little girl. Each day I thank him for the gift of Dariya, she is amazing and I can't imagine our lives without her.
Life continues to go smoothly, minus the dead battery on my car last week (my own fault) and having strep throat this week. Even after Jason went back to work.
We were able to attend church this week for the first time since being back from Ukraine. What a blessing to be in worship. I was very glad that Dariya did not attempt to go to anyone, she walked around a little bit but, kept me in her sights the whole time. Ahh that does a momma's heart good.
The girls are having a wonderful time playing together and learning from one another. Alayna is quick to offer Dariya the sign and word for something when needed. Alayna LOVES to pat Dariya on the back or have me pat her on the back, ever the little momma. So now Dariya clearly says, "pat, pat, pat". When I get Alayna up in the morning or after nap her first word is, "Dora" (Dariya) Oh boy, am I at the bottom of the totem pole now...trust me she has hugs and kisses for sister always, and some for mom well sometimes =)!
Dariya has turned into a fish in the bathtub. In Kiev, she enjoyed the bath but, I couldn't get her to lay down or really play in it she just kept washing herself. Well, 2 weeks later she is like a highly trained dolphin at Sea World nearly doing flips over Alayna to lay down in the bath and swim around. It is truly comical.
Aidan is loving having two little sisters chase him around. It is fun to watch the three of them interact with each other. Dariya is a fantastic eater. My kids are definitely not picky eaters and Dariya fits right in. Aidan obliged her with passing off the rest of his cooked broccoli last night for dinner (he loves it raw but, not cooked). Yep she ate it right up! Now that is a loving brother isn't it?
Finally a special thanks to Sarah Marie, who continues to bless our family. She made the girl's dresses they are wearing in the new header pic and Aidan's shirt which says,"Big brother x 2 with a heart! Super cute! We got tons of compliments on them at church on Sunday!