Monday, December 15, 2008

Day 4: Dec 15, Gotcha Day!

After all the waiting, we are finally here. Gotcha Day arrived, and Julia ran into the meeting room at full speed yelling "Mama, Baba (Daddy)." Big smiles all around. CHI has been preparing us for possible screaming and crying, but we haven't had any yet. She did ask David why her foster mother cried this morning when she left, and David explained that it was hard for her foster mom to say goodbye. Tomorrow we finalize the adoption registration documents and we will officially be her forever family.

Play time...

Watching Disney movies on the computer...

New baby doll...


On the way to the hotel...

Here we all are...

Looking at the Christmas lights outside the hotel...

Showing off her new clothes...

She loves the mirror in the elevator...


This one just might become one of my favorite pictures ever...



Till tomorrow,
Erika, the one with 5 kids.

3 comments:

CC said...

Congratulations!! She is gorgeous! Thanks for updating your blog. I'm so thrilled for you!

Love,

Cristy in OB

Sheila R said...

What a beautiful little girl. Congrats!!

Christina said...

What a blessing for you and your family. I've loved reading your story tonight.