Sunday, April 22, 2012

2nd visit

I want to start out with a video of the very first time we saw her on this trip.  The woman carrying her is
Ella's doctor at the hospital, Dr. Zoda, a very sweet lady who cares greatly for the children in her care. 

Our second visit was much more relaxed than the first.  Ella was more comfortable with just sitting in our laps and being held.  We saw more of the sweet personality, big smiles, and giggles we remembered.

She really enjoys putting the crayons in and out of the box.

Meal time!

She tried on the new duds we brought for her.  This 2T jacket and pant set was HUGE! I think she wears 12-18 month clothing.

These are the new shoes we brought next to her old orphanage shoes on the right.  She wears a size 4.  In comparison, Georgia wears a 7.

Snuggling with Mommy - She kept sneaking little side glances at me.


  1. She's so cute - I love her sweet little voice!


  2. Precious pictures--we are SOO thankful things went smoothly. Can't wait for her to come home for good! We are praying for you!

    1. Dana, did you get my FB message? We looked for Angelica, but we did not see her. It was almost all boys in Ella's groupa. She must be on a different floor. Ella is on the 3rd floor. She had been on the 2nd, but they rearranged some things at the hospital.

  3. Ahhhh! The video made me cry again!!! I'm sooooo excited for you all!!!

  4. So unbelievably happy for you and for Ella!