Sunday, October 12, 2008

"I was a boy then"...


When Sophie saw this picture of her (blue) & Sage (white) in the orphanage, she told me matter of factly- "I was a boy in China". They crack me up, and amaze me.

Here they are with their nannies, coloring with their backpacks & goodies we sent them while waiting to bring them home.

I am soo thankful for their nannies, they are much more then caretakers. I believe they really love the children they care for and did a good job, considering the abundance of children in their care. Of course, it can never take the place of a home & a loving family.

I treasure these pictures from the orphanage...



Almost a year ago Sophie & Sage looked at these pictures for the first time, I was organizing the office and we happened to run across them. They were very interested as they studied each picture in deep thought. Then Sophie got real quiet and looked up at me and asked... why did you take so long? (crushed my heart but was glad she could talk about it) She was clearly upset and actually scolded me for not coming quicker (Mom, hurry, hurry!). I explained to her that we came as fast as we could and when we finally received the ok, we took the fastest jet plane to come get her and Sage. Now she enjoys that story and will proudly talk about it every so often. Sage also expressed her thoughts of being alone when she would ask for the same story each night- "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein. When we got to the part of the boy not coming back very often and the tree was sad, she talked about her time in the orphanage and also said I took to long. The conversations were healthy and are seldom now, but I was glad they were able to open up and let me comfort them.

They play different now. As much as they like everything their brothers do- sports, rip stick, scooter, nice cars... they love to get their nails done, take care of their dolls, dance, & dress up in dresses, the fancier the better. They are turning into little ladies, but will always be full of spunk, yae!...

Sweet princesses. Sage pink, Sophie green

10 comments:

Sheila said...

It amazes me what children remember..they are beautiful girls and so very blessed in your home. Cute dresses, Lexie also loves to wear a dress, daily.

Stacey T. said...

Your girls are so beautiful. Then and now!!! I have a picture of my Ryleigh in those same overalls at the orphanage!! Isn't that crazy? I just had to get out my photo album and look to see if they were the same.

Kelli said...

I am glad you always tell who is in what color. I see the difference but since I dont know them personal with their little personalities, I cant always remember who is who. What sweet stories of hurry mom, its similar to why babies cant talk right after birth dont you think? that they knew HF and J. I bet they knew you were coming and knew they had another family. They are so cute and every post shows it.

Cindy said...

Jamcyn
Allie also talks about when she was in China as a "tiny baby" and asks why we waited so long.

We also have the same pic in the overalls. We received it in our update package and she was riding in the yellow car:)

Brings back lots of memories!!!

Dianne said...

Those were popular overalls, probably still are :). Oh yes, the yellow car, the girls loved that car. Another favorite was that giant bounce riding ball with handle.
Thanks for your comments, it's great to keep tabs with those in the same orphanage of S & S, along with everyone else!

Stacey T. said...

Dianne, if you send me your email address, I can send you an invite to my blog. Smiles :)

taylorchloejake said...

Those pictures are adorable. Its great that they had wonderful nannies. And it amazes me what they can remember even though they were so young. They seem to be the perfect fit for you family! Beautiful photos!

Crystal's Digipages said...

They are so funny! I could see how she would think she was a boy in China; with the short hair and all. They are darling; those pictures are great!

I'm glad they are loving girly things! You finally get to dress up girls and have a blast wih girly things!

Kay Bratt said...

Wow-- they are precious.

I am a twin, too, and when I see adopted twins that have "not" been seperated like so many have in China, it really pulls at my heart strings. They are lucky to have been left together-- so very, very lucky.

Kay

Kelli said...

I left you an award on my blog today.