Monday, December 3, 2012

Gotcha Day!!!!

Posted by Jennifer at 11:17 PM
So sorry to leave you all hanging!! :)  Yesterday was pretty crazy and busy - and by the time evening rolled around, I couldn't keep my eyes open to get this blog written!! :) 

So yesterday was Gotcha Day! :) And it went really well! Our girls are pretty amazing - and we were very happy with how well they did yesterday.  We had a few moments where they were sad or frustrated -but overall it went smoothly.  Today they are even happier and napping (currently) - so mom is happy. :) 

Our day started out with picking up our court decree and then heading out to get Dasha. She was ready to go! :) We got her changed and headed on out the doors. She didn't even look back. Waved goodbye to her caregivers and off she went! 







After that we hopped in the car -for her very first car ride!!  She was SO excited about every little thing!!!  She was well behaved and loved looking out the windows. 







Once we got to the baby house it was a special moment for Dasha as well as us. You see that was her former baby house. She had been there until she was 4 years old. Her former caregivers were there and able to see her again and love on her and see how much she had grown. I loved that they got that moment with her AND on the day she was going home with her forever family! :)  




Emily's caregivers got her dressed for us. And then it was out the door and into the car.  No walking out the door pictures with her - we just hurried out to the car. :) She was wide eyed and not sure what was going on!!!






The girls were intrigued by each other and Emily won Dasha over by licking her hand. :)




From there we went back to the apartment for lunch, nap and then we had to get their passport photos in the afternoon.  This is a mishmash of pictures from the afternoon and evening. :)  The girls are waking up - so I can't give you the run down on all of them!!  Hopefully I'll be able to update more tonight once they're asleep about today!!!!

















































13 comments:

Kim on December 4, 2012 at 2:25 AM said...

I love everything about this! Love you and Dasha snuggling, Dasha eating like such a big girl, them playing together, Brandon in his bib, Em's sweet face...everything!! Love, love, love.

Lisa on December 4, 2012 at 4:28 AM said...

I can't imagine your emotions yesterday - I don't even know you and I'm tearing up at the thought of it! So glad you had a good Gottcha day and I hope that the rest of your journey to bring these deserving girls home goes smoothly as well. Best of Luck

Shannon on December 4, 2012 at 4:59 AM said...

Woohoo! So so happy for you! I hopped on this morning and smiled when I saw your new post :) The girls are absolutely precious!

Elizabeth said...

Oh my gosh! These pictures are SO wonderful to see! You look like such a nice family :) Congratulations, mama!

Deanna on December 4, 2012 at 5:48 AM said...

awwwww sooo thrilled for you! The cuteness of your little family is over the moon! What a wonderful Christmas for all of you. (-:

Shelly on December 4, 2012 at 6:11 AM said...

I just found your blog via the Kras Yahoo adoption group. Congrats on your two girls. They are beautiful! We brought home Andrei in February 2010 from Kras. Looking forward to following your journey home!

Dee Etheridge on December 4, 2012 at 7:30 AM said...

Love! Love! Love! What cuties! Dasha looks like a hoot!

anonymousbloggingmom on December 4, 2012 at 7:31 AM said...

Thank so much for taking the time to share this Jennifer! Your family is so beautiful! The girls are amazing! I am so happy for the four of you!

Melissa on December 4, 2012 at 7:51 AM said...

Emily looks like a mini-me of Dasha. So cute how much they look like sisters.

junebug on December 4, 2012 at 9:34 AM said...

Beautiful! Congratulations. So happy for the girls and the both of you. What awesome pictures.

junebug on December 4, 2012 at 9:36 AM said...

Beautiful, what amazing pictures!!. Brings me to tears. Congratulations!!

my family on December 4, 2012 at 11:57 AM said...

what a wonderflu day for all. great pictures, but the pictures of your husband and the bib, really? What a great dad:)
congratulations

Jenny on December 4, 2012 at 12:45 PM said...

Loved every. single. photo.

I was in tears reading this post. I am just so happy for you Jennifer. Congratulations on finally being a forever family with your girls :)

 

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