Tuesday, March 16, 2010

6 months home

Yesterday was 6 months since Victoria came home. I can't believe how quickly the time has gone by. I know everyone says that, but it really is unbelievable. It seems like it was just yesterday that we were putting together our dossier and stressing about paperwork. Victoria has really amazed us at how well she has bonded and adjusted. She fits right in like she was always here. We do have our moments, but I would say most of them are just 4 year old moments and nothing to do with the fact that she is adopted. For the most part she is a happy, loving, funny little girl.

She went swimming for the first time two weekends ago. Since she came home in the middle of Sept. swimming weather was about over for the year. We stayed in a hotel for Morgan's cheerleading competition in Washington D.C., so she got to try out the pool there. It is really fun getting to watch her experience all these firsts. She was scared at first and held on tight to Joe's neck, but eventually she calmed down a bit. She still wouldn't let him get too far, but she did okay.

Victoria likes to cheer her big sister on at her cheerleading competitions. She doesn't love sitting in the stands for too long, but she does like watching Morgan compete. She goes back and forth about if she wants to be a cheerleader too next year.

Morgan and Victoria love to play dress up together. They will go into the basement (where the playroom is) and take turns dressing each other up. Then they come up the stairs and introduce each other and we have to clap and take pictures of the "model". It is cute to see how they dress each other up - each one has to let the other pick the outfit for them.


  1. Both of your girls are gorgeous! I love the dress up with the pj's hanging out of the glamour outfits ;)
    How is Victoria's english? Does she have a strong accent?

  2. That is so great the transition has been easy. Some families say the first 6 months is miserable while everyone is adjusting. Great news! We just got back from Ukraine for a short visit - must talk soon.

  3. So cute!!!!!!! I am glad you post pictures so I can be a part of your lives even in Mobile,AL Love, Aunt Barb

  4. I'm just sooo happy for you and your family!!
    Kathy B.