That reaction was priceless!!! She was wide-eyed for a while, but then it was nothing but smiles and giggles!! She loved opening presents but got tired after the first hundred or so (kidding, but seriously this girl might have gotten a lot of stuff!)
This is her reaction when she saw her playhouse...which she absolutely LOVES! After she sees it for a minute, she gets excited and says, "Zoya!" like, "it's for me!" So cute!
Let the opening begin!
Action shot of her piggy tails flying with excitement!
Zoya and Uncle Bub
Zoya in her new playhouse...I think she loves it!
Huggin her baby
She loves her vaccuum!
This girl seriously woulda been happy if we just bought her a box of bows!
I love bows!!
Getting sleepy....almost nap time
And then Grandpa decided to give her a sucker....oh my!
And then it was time for bed!!!!
I stopped many times today to reflect upon Zoya's first Christmas. We talked about how last Christmas she was alone and without a family to call her own. It brings tears to my eyes even thinking about it. While we were eating brunch we were talking about how amazing it was to have Zoya home and celebrate Christmas with her. Lately she has started signing "Praise the Lord" by throwing her hand up into the air with all her might....its pretty funny. Anyways, while we were talking at brunch about how blessed we were to have her home with us she threw her hand up in the air and did her Praise the Lord sign! So so so true. Without Him, this miracle would have never happened. He orchestrated the journey. He knew she had a place as our daughter the day she was born and left alone in that hospital in Ukraine. He knew all along that we needed each other and He moved mountains to make it happen. So this Christmas we celebrate our baby coming home from a far away land and give thanks to God for all He has done for us. We are so blessed.