Like a glove

As y’all know, McKayla is very strong-willed and I love her for it!  I remember when she was about 3, and dozens of people over her first 3 years would notice her strong-willingness (not sure that its even a word…but follow me) and comment on it, I, a clueless mother would take it as a compliment.  Until one day it occurred to me that I don’t believe its meant as a compliment!  HA!  So I asked around, and my dear South African friend told me “there is nothing wrong with a strong-willed child as long as that child has a strong-willed parent.”  Hello…have you met me?   Why am I telling you all of this?  Well because, I always thought Jay was a good man to not only put up with a strong-willed wife but also a strong-willed daughter.  BUT, I think he is a GREAT MAN to put up with his strong-willed wife and TWO strong-willed daughters…LORD HELP HIM!  That’s right…Amelia Joy is a feisty one and WE LOVE IT!  Over the last 10 days she has shown us more and more of her sweet personality…and we are just eating it up!   She fits our family so perfectly…surprised, not at all…the Big Man does His job so well, which makes me wonder why I always feel like I need to help Him sort stuff?!?!

Back to Amelia!  She loves the funniest things…baby wipes can end a meltdown so quick you would think I was giving her a tranquilizer.  She loves to sing Itsy, Bitsy Spider, Jay calls it her kryptonite because I tried singing it the other day when she was mad at me for taking something away and she kept shaking her head no and would look away, but then look back with her fingers together for the “itsy, bitsy spider” part.  She is so funny!  And man does she have a thing for Trains Hey Soul Sister – still need to catch her dance on video, its hilarious!  I can’t wait for y’all to meet our little pumpkin!

This hotel has been amazing, they have a little playground on the 4th floor for the kids!  Amelia loves the slide!

This hotel has been amazing, they have a little playground on the 4th floor for the kids! Amelia loves the slide!

An American already!  Geesh, what is it with kids and McDonalds?  With it right next door, who could resist getting her a few fries and nuggets?  She loved every bite!

An American already! Geesh, what is it with kids and McDonalds? With it right next door, who could resist getting her a few fries and nuggets? She loved every bite!

The game of Twister continues!

The game of Twister continues!

The wonder of the puffs!  I've never met a kid that wouldn't eat a puff!  Amelia got tired of one at a time, so she resorted to pouring them into her mouth!

The wonder of the puffs! I’ve never met a kid that wouldn’t eat a puff! Amelia got tired of one at a time, so she resorted to pouring them into her mouth!

Categories: Adoption

3 Comments »

  1. I love it all!! Yay God! He does know exactly what He is doing when he puts our families together!! Love all the updates and glimpses into the new Motley Four!! Much love sent your way!!

  2. What. A. Cutie! I can’t wait for Amelia and Stella to play. So,so glad to hear that things are going well. And, I agree strong willed can be a good thing. 😉

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