A day of Firsts

It has been a fairly normal day around here, yet miraculous. Throughout the day, it was obvious to distinguish the things Lucy was doing for the first time. Her delight and surprise while discovering these things brought so much joy to us!

First time opening a present

First time walking on carpeted stairs

First time playing little people

First time swinging (whoa this was big!)
-screamed with delight and we could not push her too high because she was not used to balancing

First time learning how to knock on a door

First family dinner and blessing..
(Finn prayed the same prayer that he prayed the whole time we were waiting for her yet this time she was sitting right there with us!!)

First chips n salsa and choc chip cookie

Then this is really cool. At some point Finn was banging on the conga drums in the den!! We looked up and she was dancing on the coffee table! She can definitely feel the rhythm of the drums. Her back was turned to the drums and when he stopped playing she stopped and turned around when the beat stopped. Sean took over and everyone had an impromptu dance session.


  1. Just when I thought I couldn't love you more, you have congas in your living room!

  2. While ouside yesterday, we saw Lucy on the swings. Geneva &Lily were about to run over to play with her. I told them not to. "Let her play with her family first", I said.

    "But Mama," Lily exclaimed. "Lucy NEEDS TO KNOW NOW that there are other Chinese girls nearby!!"

    "Im sure her parents will tell her in time," I said.

  3. Love this post! I love seeing the sibs interacting!!! Praying for you all as you walk through this season of firsts. I know your mom love tank has to be bursting right now. :). Thank you for allowing us to see these sweet intimate moments. God sightings all around. Praying from Florida!!
    (Laura L shared your story and I've been following along since then!!)
    What a Mighty God we serve!!!!!

  4. I love what you have done and am just finding out! You brought Lucy home on my birthday! I look forward to following your blog. I will be praying for all of you as you bond and grow together. Such blessings; I am overwhelmed. Thank you for sharing; I saw it through my connection to Liz, whom I knew you would love. Love You Girl.