Friday, June 25, 2010

So many firsts

Wow I can hardly believe Grace has been home for almost four months. Truly it feels like she has always been a part of this family and I am amazed at how beautifully she has adjusted. I think one of the best things about being the Mom of a baby again (at my age) is truly enjoying all of the "firsts" with her. I know I appreciated them with my other three as well but for some reason being the "seasoned" Mommy that I am :) I am savoring all of the joys and experiences on a d
eeper level with Gracie. Here are some of the firsts that she has enjoyed in her short 4 months in the McMillan Family:

first airplane ride
first family vacation (Mexico 2010)
first time swimming and walking on the beach (well crawling)
first popcicle (did not like very much)
first trip to the park - playing on the grass, swing, slide, etc...
first time at the public pool (thinks she is a fish)
first trip to the zoo (waved at every animal and waited for a wave back)
first Easter egg hunt (cold, cold, cold)
first boating trip (the water was still freezing and she insisted on getting in)
first peanut butter and jelly sandwich (loves it)
first ice cream cone (rejected - we will work on it)
first time at Mc Donalds (loves french fries - definately a McMillan)
first photo shoot! (more of these pics to come)

And so many more I can't begin to list them all. We are having a blast and Grace is such a joy!

Friday, June 11, 2010


Last Sunday was Grace Demot's blessing day. She looked so adorable in her white dress and we had such a great time with family and friends afterward. Her Father gave her the most beautiful blessing, Morgan played a beautiful rendition of "I am a child of God" and there was not a dry eye in the room. Every day I am more and more amazed at how blessed we are to have her in this family. Every day I am more and more grateful for the gift we have been given and every day I am more and more in love with this little child. She is such a sweet soul and brings so much joy to this home. I am amazed at how well she has adjusted and each day she teaches me and reminds me of the pure gifts that love can bring.

Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you God for this amazing child!