Thursday, August 21, 2008

Could that be a glimmer of excitement?

My dear friend Jess just returned home with her precious wonder-boy Abe (the kid slept the whole time on the plane and sleeps through the night. He is a rocksome baby!)

I feel so blessed that she took a care package to Anna, and took some pictures along the way. The picture above is Anna holding the little picture book I had sent to her, and wearing an outfit that I sent. I think she looks a bit excited to see her Momma and her big sissy!

Jess also wrote this encouraging bit of news:

Misrak is so beautiful, Grace. I can't wait for her to be in your arms. She is Ryan's favorite- he wraps his arms around her and she holds tight to him. He loves her so much. He is amazed at all of the gains she's making, and he said that she is really beginning to come out of her shell and smile. One day this week, Ryan went to visit her, and when she saw him coming, she put her arms out to him. He's so good to her.

When I went to visit her, the nannies had her laughing and playing, and they were tickling her- it was the cutest thing. We read the book and showed her your pictures, and she smiled. It was just beautiful. The clothes fit well- I think they were 12 months that you sent? Her hair is filling in, and it looks great.

You are just going to love this little girl so much Grace. She is honestly the type of baby that you just want to hug forever!!!!!

I would just like to point out it now appears that both of my daughters like men better than women. I foresee trouble around age 13. Something to look forward to, I guess:)

Well, off to do a dry-run on the packing. I am trying to get as much done as possible before school starts next week (can you believe Abigail is starting first grade? And I only have 3 more classes left! Woot!) I will update with some packing thoughts soon.


Jennifer and Jody said...

yay! i just love her. i can't wait to meet her!

Carol said...

Grace - reading your blog is like reading a novel - I can't wait to read what happens next. I love all the updates and photos of your precious daughters! Keep 'em coming!

She Who Waits... said...

She is adorable! And look at that little foot...I am a sucker for little feet!

JK x2 said...

Oh, so funny, my nieces are the same way. They LOVE men! All I can say is, when your girls hit that 13 age, those boys better know not to mess with mama! :-D

Rebecca said...

What a precious smile! She is super cute. She is such a girly girl!

Meredith said...

Grace, I am so in love with all these Anna pictures. This one is my favorite so far. She is a doll! I'm so ready to see all of you together in one photo!

m&r said...

Wow! Ryan is going to have his hands full with all the boy-crazy gals at the Ayat house come Sept. 14!! :)

I am loving these big Anna smiles!

Nikki said...

Aww, she is beautiful, and how exciting to get new pictures!

Nikki --> my Ethiopian mission

Jennifer Morgan said...

She will be a wonderful addition to your family. we are praying for the day that she is held in your arms.