Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Some Things I Love About Her

How she is obsessed with the fact that everyone has a nose....she has to touch them all just to be sure :)

How she LOVES dancing with wild abandonment in the middle of the kitchen (or anywhere)

How she climbs up into my lap and rests her head on my chest, kisses me on the cheek, and strokes my hair while saying, "aaaahhhhhh"

How she talks back to me when I warn her about time out (same mysterious phrase and tone from her every time paired with a very seriously annoyed look--I'm sure this won't be as cute when she's 16).

How she tries SO HARD to master new skills...she is one determined girl

How she fake laughs when other people laugh

How she now slouches her shoulders and lets out a sigh when I tell her no!

How she follows her Daddy around, walking right at his heels, saying, "Dada dada dada dada"

How she has to be in my arms every single time I'm on the phone!

How she gets so excited when a strong wind blows through her hair

How she likes to help me put the wet laundry into the dryer

How she says, "Light Light" instead of "Night Night"

How she asks for music first thing in the morning before she's even out of her crib!

How she tries to push every single button she comes across (literally that is)

How she pushes in the chairs at the kitchen table when Daddy forgets!

How she puts her chubby little hand on her Daddy's face and forcefully turns his face so they're eye to eye and then just smiles

How she looks me in the eyes, reaches out, and says, "momma"

How she gets so excited when I offer her something she loves (like Elmo, chocolate, or Signing Time) and looks at me with a look that says, "Don't mess with me lady, you better be serious."

How she climbs up into her purple polka dot chair and looks like such a big girl

How she puts her finger to her lips and says, "Shhhhh" every single time Mya barks

How she walks around the house now pretending she's been doing it her entire life

How she LOVES baking with me (her favorite thing to do is use the mixers and shake her whole body like crazy while she mixes--with my help of course!)

How she likes to have one cracker in each hand and alternate taking a bite from each piece until they are both gone

How she has started running from us and laughing just because its funny (seriously she fast walks away and just laughs when we're coming toward her)

How her beautiful bright blue eyes glisten and sparkle even on the gloomiest of days

How she likes to wipe her mouth after every single bite

How she shakes her head yes every time I ask if she was a good girl while I was at work

How she tries to use her cuteness to get herself out of trouble (the other day I knew the babysitter put her in time out for throwing a toy at the dog a couple times...and when I got home I said, You weren't in time out today were you? and she kissed me and smiled with the biggest smile ever and if you're wondering, I let her off the hook!)

I love my sweet angel!


  1. Hey! I just came across your blog and I absolutely love it. Your adoption journey video make me tear up. My little sister has Down syndrome and I want to adopt a baby with Down syndrome after I get married(I'm almost 19 now). My parents are considering adopting too, but the funds needed are so great. How did you guys raise all the funds for Zoya's adoptiong if you don't mind me asking? I love your love for your daugter! Adoption is a beautiful thing <3
    God bless! ~Ashley

  2. that is so neat you will love looking back on this one day some of it you will forget so it's good to write it down
    she looks like she has gotten so big .how much has she grown since you have been home with her?

  3. Beautifully written. Reading it I can just picture her doing each one of those things so vividly with your descriptions.

  4. She is a sweet angel...and a real comedian, too! So much fun being with her today! Love, Liz
    And there was no "time out":-)

  5. sweet. So many things to love about little Zoya!


  6. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I love this kid!
    Is there any chance you'd be willing to let me post her picture on my blog, I'm hoping to do a wordless wednesday post using pictures of kids on blogs I read and I'd absolutely love to include Zoya.