Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Falling In Love With Kaiya





























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45 comments:

Jess said...

She is amazing! It's such a joy to see you with her, the delight and joy in your face is also amazing.
An inspiration to what the end of and beginning of a journey looks like.


I love her little walk. Before long she will be running with her sisters.

Farrah and Jed said...

She is beautiful...I also can't wait to see her with her sisters...

I hope you video there first meeting!!!

Holly said...

Thanks for sharing that little video with us! How precious to see her reach for your hand.. what a blessing she is!

JuJu - said...

The entire McKenzie Crew has fallen in love with your Lady Bug Princess!!!!
Erin wants to go on vacation to TEXAS now;)

So thankful to see smiles:)
Love y'all!

The Engelhardt 4 said...

I must say I am in love with her too. She is too stinkin cute and adorable. How awesome it is that you are over there to bring her home. COngrats and keep having fun!!

Missy said...

What a precious miracle she is. It is such a tremendous blessing to see her with you. Adoption truly is a miracle and I never tire of seeing gotcha photos.
Much love,
Missy

Sarah said...

WOW Angel!! Look at Kaiya smiling!! I can only imagine what is going through that little girls head .. seeing these two loving people doting on her, giving her complete attention. Just IMAGINE her delight when you go home and she meets her daddy, and two FABULOUS sisters!! thanks for sharing your journey .. it's wonderful!!!!

Anonymous said...

Angel - her smile and laugh are just gorgeous! Three adorable children - you are blessed. I can't wait to see Zoe, KK and Kaiya together. I am so very very happy for you. (I am sure you know, but Zoe and KK and doing just great - had a good visit with them this weekend - I'll send you pics.)

Lisa

Mandy said...

She is beautiful! I love seeing the videos of her toddling around and giving hugs and kisses. I cannot wait to see pics of her with Zoe and Kaitlyn!

Meridith said...

What a li'l love bug!!! Mimi Cate did the same thing as she transitioned from one room to another. Once she got her glasses, she flew through thresholds. As I type this, Mimi Cate just broke out into song, "Might to Save." I just asked why she picked that song to sing. She said, "Li'l Kaiya just loves that song so much!"

J said...

She's beautiful!

JB

Natalie C. said...

Her smile is so cute. I just want to squeeze her and give her lots of hugs and kisses.

Jacques & Tara said...

How can you NOT fall in love with her.... she is SOOO adorable! She seems to be attaching okay?

I'm SOOOO happy for you....can't wait to see her reaction to her Daddy and her big sisters!!!

THANK YOU so much for sharing this with all your blogger buddies!!! We REALLY appreciate it!

Tara

Amy said...

You are so blessed! What a sweet girl!!!

Andrea W. said...

Angel, she is such a beautiful little girl! We are so happy for you....and praying.

Erica said...

Oh WOW! I haven't visited your blog in a loooong time, and look what wonderful news!

Congratulations, Kaiya is beautiful!

Diane Larson said...

What a sweet little girl. I am so happy for you. It makes me so anxious to pick up my little angel waiting in Ethiopia!
Diane

DawnS said...

Oh Angel!!! I just watched the video of her walking and then waiting for you and taking your hand - I am bawling!!! That video speaks volumes and takes me back 7 months to Rylee's gotcha day!

Love your blog - love your story - and your beautiful girl!!!

Dawn S

Anonymous said...

Angel she is just so so beautiful beyond words! Looks like u three are hitting it off! I so cannot wait to meet and hold your new daughter! She is going to be so much fun! Praying for u as u travel and hope to see u and all your beautiful girls soon!
Love Jessica

Anonymous said...

Angel she is just so so beautiful beyond words! Looks like u three are hitting it off! I so cannot wait to meet and hold your new daughter! She is going to be so much fun! Praying for u as u travel and hope to see u and all your beautiful girls soon!
Love Jessica

Tessa said...

I love the pics of her smiling with her purple bow and the one of her sleeping is precious! I have been thinking about you all the time and I am so happy for you!!!

amber said...

She's amazing!!!!
I smile through every picture and every video... what a precious girly. I'm falling in love, too!

Love ya!
Amber

Anonymous said...

It is amazing to see her with you and your mom! She was just waiting for you. She knows that you are her Momma and that she is safe with you! Awesome!
Danielle

Kelly said...

Oh she is looking so good!!!! I am just so happy for you and your family!!! YAY YAY YAY

Holly said...

Angel,
That sweet girl of yours needs some squeaky shoes!
You can get them in Guangzhou for about $4!
Blessings,
Holly from Purpose Driven Family

Darlene said...

Angel!!!!!! She is beautiful! Congratulations! Matt and I have been totally loving your journey, and we are excited for you and your family. I told Matt last night that watching you meet her was like witnessing one of the most precious things that could happen in a life time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. How blessed!!!!!!!!

Carrie said...

Angel,

She is simply beautiful. She has got one great mom! I am so happy for you both! Can't wait to hear how she does when she meets the rest of the family! It is so fun to see all of your pictures.

Love,
Carrie

MLB said...

Congratulations!!! She's beautiful!!!

Reba said...

Angel, I have been super busy with the end of school, but I take a minute each night to check in. I am so happy to see all of the pictures. I am amazed at how quickly you two are settling in with one another! It is incredible to watch your relationship evolve. I know you are so ready to be home with her and with your other two girls (and hubby too). Oh, and China is just beautiful. I really had no idea!
Reba

Jennifer said...

She is SUCH A DOLL! I know you are completely smitten with her. (And I bet Grandma is, too!)

We are praying for you guys and for your trip.

Wonderful pictures... it looks like she has quite the personality.

Candy said...

OH YEA the Title of your POST...ME TOO...I am so PUMPED our K babies will get to PLAY in AUG...RWEALLY cant wait

Pep said...

Angel, I am in awe at all this wonderfulness! :-) God is good!
Pep

HoustonMamaJenn said...

You both look so happy!! This is so wonderful!

Lynn said...

I am loving all the pictures and videos. I love her attitude. She seems like a laid back little chick. I too, loved the video of her reaching up to take your hand before she walked through the door. so sweet!! When are you heading home?

Lynn

Lisa said...

Angel ~
What a sweet baby doll !
She is precious...you are glowing !
So beautiful that you are there with your mom...give her and Kaiya a hug for me :)
Love ya,
Lisa

Dimple Queen said...

I am telling you....once we get highspeed at home and I can go back and actually check out videos.....someone is going to have to peel me away from the computer.

Angel, she is absolutely darling! And VERY tall!! WOW.... I can't wait to see pic's of all the girls together! The pictures you have taken of China while you are there have made me want to go there myself! It is amazing!

Praying for you!

Stefanie said...

Look at her!! So happy!! What a precious little pumpkin :) She look SO at home in your arms... God's plan is PERFECT, isn't it?
I am loving following your journey, your words, your pictures and seeing her on the videos are so fun :)

Amber said...

Thank you for sharing. This is so amazing that you are bringing one of God's children home. You are awesome! Looks like mother and daughter are bonding well!

Wendi said...

You three look like you're doing great together...so cool that your mom could be there to help you document everything...otherwise, all we'd be seeing it Kaiya...not that that's a bad thing - she is ADORABLE!!!, but it is so precious to see you glowing like that again!

Wendi said...

You three look like you're doing great together...so cool that your mom could be there to help you document everything...otherwise, all we'd be seeing it Kaiya...not that that's a bad thing - she is ADORABLE!!!, but it is so precious to see you glowing like that again!

Wendi said...

It looks like you three are doing great together...so cool that your mom could be there to help you 'document' the whole thing, otherwise, we'd just be seeing Kaiya...not that that's bad - she is ADORABLE!!!, but it's great to see you glowing like that again!

GGAdventures said...

Angel, she is so adorable!!! I'm so happy for you! Can't wait to follow the rest of your journey.
Kayla

GGAdventures said...

Angel, she is so adorable!!! I'm so happy for you! Can't wait to follow the rest of your journey.
Kayla

Michelle Riggs said...

Beautiful pictures of your daughter. I can't wait for the next update.

Farrah and Jed said...

Okay I check several time a day and no update since Tuesday and this is Wednesday night...Your Slacking Girlfriend....LOL


I miss you guys already!!!