Friday, December 12, 2014

Happy 5th Birthday, Lena!

Today our beautiful little girl turned 5 years old.  It is hard to believe she is 5!  Five just seems so much bigger for some reason.   In just one more month, we will have had Lena home for as long as she lived in China.  Time flies!   Lena has blossomed so much these past two plus years.  It's been incredible to witness.  She just beams with excitement for life and for people.  She is such a happy little girl who almost always has a smile on her face.  She is so bright and doing so well in school and she loves coming home and working on projects or educational activities.  She is a total girly girl who loves to accessorize, but you can sometimes tell she has a lot of brothers too.  She isn't afraid to get dirty and she likes to find and pick-up bugs outside too.  Lena wasn't the quickest to open up and bond to us- that happened slowly and over time.  She's been learning ASL right along with us and having a language has helped tremendously with her ability to bond and attach.  She gave her dad a hard time for a REALLY long time.  It is beautiful to see their relationship now.  She adores him and he adores her.  She not only is letting him snuggle and give her hugs and kisses, but she is returning them and even better, she is initiating them!   We are just so amazed and proud of her, especially when we think of where she was when she came to us.

Happy 5th Birthday to YOU, Lena.  You've always been beautiful on the outside, but you are just as beautiful on the inside.  We love you SO much and can't imagine our lives without you, our little ray of sunshine!

Lena with her favorite person in the world!  She sure LOVES her baby brother and he must love her too because he lets her hold him and carry him and he doesn't let his other brothers do

We found our elf, Jolly'Mon in Lena's stocking this morning with a #5 candle!

Coming home from school with her birthday crown...a true princess!

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