Monday, February 2, 2009

Happy Gotcha Day, Rainbow Brite!!!

Five years ago today, we held our darling daughter for the first time. What a ride it's been!

Thank you, Lord, for infertility and the grace You have shown to us by the blessings of learning how to parent this sweet child. Please, continue our journey with unending mercy and let us be the parents You have called us to be. All to your glory.

February 2, 2004.

GOTCHA DAY!!!


Wasn't she just the CUTEST CHUNK?! This is actually on the second day we had our girl.

Though Rainbow Brite's actual Gotcha Day is today, we celebrated yesterday so we could leisurely enjoy our time and not rush after school and work. She chose to eat here:

RB's nickname from the nannies in China is Cha-Cha. Believe it or not, that's the name of the frog, too! LOL!

We celebrated with a Volcano, sparkler and all!

RB decided that she wanted to adopt a panda from Build-A-Bear and name her "Sunshine". Every girl-panda must have a special bath before getting her lovely wardrobe, right? So cute!!

I just LOVE the "Dressing Room" for the little stuffies to try on their outfits! Too cute! Sunshine ended up with a dah-ling little red and white halter dress number as well as a Tinkerbell outfit, too! Oh--I could go slap-crazy in that place! LOL!

I can't believe that we have been parents of this amazing little girl for FIVE years now! What a blessing that I never could have imagined!!!

20 comments:

Ashley said...

Happy Gotcha Day! :)

Kim K. said...

Congratulations and Happy Gotcha Day! I just love seeing families Gotcha Day pictures. What a life changing blessing. Hugs.

Journey on! by Kelleye said...

Happy Gotcha day! Didn't know it had been 5 years- wow! We love rainforest cafe! What a fun day!

Momma Wolg said...

Happy Gotcha Day! Such a wonderful family.

Glorious Expressions said...

Congratulations to each of you...what an awesome journey and heavenly blessing. Photos R tops, she is such a "little lady" and the panda bear 'shop' had to have been an absolute BLAST. I would've LOVED to watch it all! God is SOOOO GOOD! ...as the little leaf turns into blossums and His waters of Spring touch the world~~~she's so beautiful. Each of you are so blessed.

Cammie said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Kaleidoscope Family!

Shudg said...

Happy Gotcha Day! We love y'all and are so happy y'all have RB to love.

tollesons4him said...

Happy Gotcha day!!! Wow times sure does fly and what a beautiful young lady she is becoming~

You Little O Wife said...

Happy happy gotcha day!!! I can't believe it's been five years since I was blessed to meet RB at the airport when she came home. She has grown in to an amazingly beautiful girl. Love from Michigan!

Jinglebritches said...

I feel so blessed to be able to share this day with you!! We will be forever conected. Love the picts.

Hugs all around!!

Gail said...

Happy Gotcha Day fellow traveler! I love to see "then and now" pictures of the girls. Both of us had little chunks...if I remember our girls tied in the weight category of our group. :) Wonderful to see how they have matured and grown into such amazing beauties, inside and out. We are truly blessed!

Ruth said...

Happy Gotcha Day! What a blessing.

3 Girl Mommy said...

It is so neat that you celebrate "Gotcha Day" with her. I LOVE it! Looks like she had a fabulous day!!

'Hysteria'.....still one of my faves! Totally takes me back to being a teenager.

Mommy Spice said...

Oh, happy gotcha day RB. We have never eaten at The Rainforest Cafe. We've tried, but the wait has always been too long. It looks like fun!! We have that same panda from BB. S.G. named her's Po. Love you guys!!

Colorado Dreamin' said...

That is amazing!!!! I love how much fun you all have together! Happy Gotcha DayEveryone! love ya!

Ski Patrol said...

There is nothing like Gotcha day to bring back the amazing moments in raising our wonderful children!! Sometimes it just blows me away!

Elisa ( FC Monsters) said...

Happy gotcha day!
What great pictures.

Mama Darling said...

Happy Gotcha Day RB! You have blessed so many lives...ours included! So glad that you're our friend.

Snow White said...

Do I see a skinnier face? Good for you. I have actually posted a couple of things lately. Go look.
Love, Maude

Elise said...

Congrats on your Gotcha day!!!