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.
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