Thursday, June 04, 2009

RED COUCH, RED CHAIR.....

Today we did the traditional RED COUCH picture. There was way too many parents crowding the babies so I did not get to snap a photo of all eight babies. THE COUCH WAS A ZOO of snapping, crying, and falling over. I will snatch a picture of the whole group from someone who was in the middle of it all. Tate is not a crier. Just three times has she really cried... tears. She had a full blown cry after she realized her caregivers had left her, an overly tired cry last night and then the requisite cry because all the babies were crying.



Tate was one of four babies from the Poyang SWI. Brooke-lin, Tate, Hannah, Zelan... We lined them up in the order of their cribs.



The red chair photos are of the three Poyang or Bo babies. Brooke-lin is missing in the photos because was unhappy getting changed for the photos. I just love the expressions on Tate's face. First is Tate, then Zelan who lives close to us, and Hannah.... Tate's special buddy in the SWI.



Chill-axing In China

15 comments:

LiLi said...

Love it! Hard to get group shots of babies!

Anne said...

Wow, Tate looks absolutely beautiful in her outfit. She is just adorable:)

Julie said...

Oh, how I remember the falling over part. Tess was one of those. In fact one of the moms was holding her up, while I snapped away!

She looks adorable and so do all of the rest of the girls. You're in Guangzhou!

Home soon.

Jill said...

Wonderful, adorable CHILDREN!!!
Congrats!

Susie said...

That last picture is so funny! I can't believe you are almost done in China. I would like to get the Buddhist blessing as well. Tate is so cute and it was funny to hear about her hearing test. Take care!

Kristin said...

those are some gorgeous babies... thank you for sharing!

Megi & Cary said...

Thank you so much for sharing your journey - I have been following you all along. We leave on Wednesday...you have truly provided so much information and inspiration! Megi
*By the way - what size clothes is she wearing?

Joan said...

What a classic Red Couch picture. Multiple kids crying and then happy the minute they are off the couch. :-)

Had the same with Elizabeth.

Briana's Mom said...

Awww - adorable photos! We have a crying red couch photo too!

The Brown Family said...

Tate really does win the best hair award!

GZ IS super humid and hot. Pearl was freezing that whole first fall and winter when we brought her home.

I'm so glad that you bought you a special pearl necklace. Of course I get a little senitmental about that because of my Pearl :)

Safe Travels!

Love
Kim

laurel said...

How wonderful! What a precious picture to have the friends together.

emilylinda said...

I loved your Red Couch pictures. We had the Buddhist blessing for Em as well and I am glad we did. The Temple was beautiful. Good luck on the plane home:)

Donna said...

Ah, the old red couch photo wouldn't be complete without a lot of fussy babies! Tate looks so adorable!

Shannon said...

Beautiful! Love that you got a red couch photo with her friends!

Susan Broberg said...

So great. That red couch moment is so crazy. We had 8 babies in our group, and no one could get a shot of all the babies...but lots of the fun and chaos. These are such precious memories. Thanks for sharing your blog along the whole way of your journey! I've loved every minute!