Friday, September 23, 2011

Alison Update 9/23/2011

Sorry we don't update this blog much anymore. We really don't have any excuse, other than we have our hands full with our beautiful daughter. Alison's 2nd birthday is quickly approaching. She likes Bambi a lot and lisa is planning on doing a Bambi themed cake and party.

She is growing up so quickly. The change has been increadible over the last year. I have always heard that they grow up quickly, but until you experience it for yourself as a parent you just don't realize how fast it really is. Alison is just now starting to talk. She can make her wishes known when she wants to watch Dora or Mickey Mouse. When she cannot seem to get her point across to us she will usually just cry until we figure it out. Someone once told me that the sound of a crying baby is the most annoying sound to a human. I believe that and I also believe that it is that way by design.

Last month on the 22nd of August we celebrated family day. That day was exacltly 1 year since Alison was handed over to us in Nanchang, China at the Galactic Peace Hotel. That is a day I will never forget. A day that changed my life for the better. I took the day off from work and we spent it with my parents at the early works museum, had a nice Chinese lunch and took a stroll around a lake on top of green mountain. We plan to celebrate our "Family" day every year.

What a difference a year makes. The picture on the left above was taken in October 2010. The one on the right was taken September 2011. You can hardly tell it is the same person. I can't wait to see how she grows over the next year.

Below are some of my favorite pictures recently taken of Alison.

Enjoy. We are!