Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The newest member

Well, it caused a lot of flack from my husband but we have a new member to our family. This is Oreo and she is super sweet. Once you get past that tail - she really is quite cute! The girls adore her and so far have been taking really good care of her.

I have so much to catch up on, which I plan on doing very soon, but I wanted to just share something that happened this week with Rylee. I consider this a big milestone for us and I know that my friends that have also adopted will know just how important this was...

Rylee got off the bus on Monday and came running up to me "Mommy! Mommy! guess what???" She then went on to tell me that one of the teachers (her favorite) had said to Rylee on the playground "There's my little Rylee!" She looked up at me all serious and said "But I told her - I am not your little Rylee, then she (Ms. C) said Oh, I know you are my big girl!" Rylee takes a big gulp of air and continues "But I told her the truth Mama, I told her that I am only Mama's girl, I am not her girl. I have my Mama and we are together forever!"

Maybe this seems rude to our favorite teacher, but boundaries has been a hard thing for Rylee to grasp and she "family shopped" for a very long time after coming to us. She was always willing to go with whoever had the best looking family to her at the time and has even told me a few times that she wishes she could have that family... or she wants to live with so and so's family because they get to have makeup... whatever the reasons, there where times that I really felt if she could have she would walk away and not look back. But things are different now and she really seems to have claimed her place in the family. I know without a doubt that she loves me fiercely and it brought tears to my eyes for her to publicly state that she belongs with us and that she will keep us forever!


  1. Hey there nice to see some news. And with a tail. Oh my....I'm not sure I could embrace your newest little member of the family. (Though she is the right color...haha.)

    I'm thrilled with Rylee's breakthrough and can imagine how thrilled you are to finally feel that complete connection. It was hard earned, wasn't it?

    Take care,

  2. Dawn - this is GREAT news! I know your heart is just bursting!

    Lilli would still take her nanny and papa over me - all that extra special grandparent loving she gets! hahaha!

    CAn't wait until you catch up...

  3. Awwwww!! Oreo is CUTE!! Love the pics.

  4. That is VERY exciting! Love never fails :)

    I've missed you!

  5. So sweet! (The gerbil, rat?, and Rylee claiming her family!)

  6. Aww, that is just the sweetest! :)

  7. That was wonderful to read!! And I love your "newest member." So cute!! We are getting Kendall a rat as soon as we get Presley's bedroom built.

  8. Oh I soooo get it. Sierra has finally gotten too that we are it...forever!!! She also Mommy and Daddy shopped for along time!!


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