Happy Gotcha Day, Anna!

Two years ago today, a red-faced, screaming 19 month old girl was placed in our arms in a hotel conference room in Nanning, Guangxi, China. 

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What a long way you’ve come, little girl!

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We are so blessed to have you in our lives!  We couldn’t imagine living without you!

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We celebrated with her favorite dinner of macaroni and cheese (homemade, thank you very much!), and a special dessert of “pupcakes.”  White only, with white frosting, which is all Anna will eat right now.  She eats chocolate everything else, but turns her nose up at chcolate cake.   I gave both Anna and Will their own little plates with an assortment of decorating sugars so they could design their own toppings.  They had a good time with that.  Anna even ate the actual cake portion of both her cupcakes, so they must have been good!

4 Responses to “Happy Gotcha Day, Anna!”

  1. Nicki says:

    Congratulations to the Banana Princess! Two years as an American, and a Winter-Casciari to boot! We’re so glad you came to join our family, and that you finally decided your Mama was OK.

    That picture of Billie and Anna in the restaurant, you look like two peas in a pod!

    Enjoy those pupcakes!!

    Love,
    Auntie Nicki

  2. grandma says:

    What a beautiful blessing Anna is to all of us. It makes tears roll down my cheeks when I see that picture of you and Anna crying so. She was so frightened of all the things that were going on and missing her foster family to protect her. She knows now that she has a mama and baba so full of love for her and will always, always be there to protect and comfort her. Precious Anna.

  3. Kristin says:

    Happy Gotcha Day, Anna!! Real mac and cheese for dinner? Wow! My kids have no idea what that is. :-)

  4. Trish says:

    Happy Gotcha Day Princess Anna!

    Love you!
    Trish, Buck, Austin, and Izzy