Sunday, April 12, 2009

The homecoming.

These above were about 2 minutes after the tearful goodbye with Annie's foster mom. I sat her on the bed and I was sobbing. She must have thought I was a funny sight because she started smiling and laughing at me. That was the first time I ever saw her smile. Cheered me right up!

Not sure if this was the same night or the next morning but she was still smiling!

All dressed and ready to go home.

In the plane waiting for it to take off. We had the whole row (3 seats) to ourselves which was much better than a bulk head/bassinet seat with people on either side of me.

Daddy & Calvin's first time holding Annie

2 of the signs welcoming Annie home

Annie's first bottle with Daddy

Her first bath at home

Here she was after our first stroll around the neighborhood.

Easter photos coming soon...


ealarafa said...

Thank you so much for posting these pictures, Kori !
I love the smiling ones... So much meaning in them :)

I can't wait to see the modeled shots of everything you've sewn for her :)

Enjoy your time as a new family of 5! It's such a precious moment...

Goosegirl said...

Annie is just gorgeous! She is changing already in just a few photos.I am glad you are all doing so well.

Welcome to California little one!


Kelley said...

I have enjoyed reading your blog and seeing all your beautiful pictures. Annie is so sweet and seems so very happy. I love that she can say "Momma". Izzy is 16 mos. and still doesn't say that. I can't wait to meet her!!! Love and blessings to you all. Kelley Barrios

April said...

These all make me want to cry with joy!

2wheelin' mom said...

Hello Kori, my name is Jean and I work at Mead Clark Lumber.Lance & I talk about kids & families from time to time, so he shared with me your journey & part of your story of Annie. What an amazing tale, what an incredible journey & what a beautiful "end" to the process-or rather a new chapter in your and Annie's life. Best wishes to you all-she is beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

Amy said...

Thanks for sharing such a special time in your lives! Annie is absolutely precious and I know you feel so relieved to finally have her in the safety of your own home!

Can't wait to hear all of the funny stories and see the wonderful pictures of her first few months in your family!

Butch and Tracy said...

She is lovely. Glad you are home.

candice said...

Hi Kori!
I found your blog through the Holt bb and was so excited to see pictures of your beautiful Annie! She is just precious and I'm sure you are just so in love! Enjoy these first moments with your new daughter.
I love that red outfit with the little socks... where did you find that? It looks so cute and comfy!

Rachelle said...

She is beautiful! Just gorgeous!

Tif / Halu-Halo said...

ah, I'm so behind! Congratulations Kori! Annie is beautiful!

from Tif (sewinmamas - lovingit)