Posting at SHINE

After almost 3 years of posting to this blog I've decided I am going to simplify my life and put all posts (for all my children!) on my "photography blog": SHINE!
I hope to see you there!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Finally a photo

We are in Guangzhou! It is so exciting to arrive on Shamian Island - it seems to be such an adoption icon. We are excited to get out tomorrow and enjoy this place. Tia has her medical appointment in the morning and then hopefully we will get a chance to walk around explore a little. Tia is doing so well! We are really enjoying her and her personality is emerging - she is still sweet but also funny, adorable, charming, smart and very SASSY! She is perfect for our family. I was wondering what God had in mind when she seemed to be a very meek and shy little girl the first few days . . . She has come out of her shell and the Witt's and Half Witt's have met their match! We are already giving her "time aways" from the fun when she smacks someone across the face (she has smacked Daddy, Mommy and Isabella today. . . cheeky!) She must have some survival instincts - and that is good but now we have to teach her what is appropriate! In the last 24 hours she has learned to say "Mama" and maaa (for mine!) Dada, something like "up" she blows kisses, waves goodbye, does raspberries, plays peek a boo lifts her hands for "up" - and so much more. She is learning so quickly that we don't think it will take long before she catches up. She is absolutely adorable and we are so so blessed to have her in our family.

We have a computer in our room here so I am going to post some photos. I hope they work . . . . Enjoy!

Cheers from Guangzhou, land of thousands of neon billboards!


Anonymous said...

Oh, I know you are all just thrilled beyond belief. Tia is absolutely beautiful. The pictures are great. I saw the picture below and the little pink coat brought back memories of Madison. She had the same little coat. That must have been Isabella's. Cute, cute, cute!!!

Tammy G.

Melissa said...

Yeah! I'm so glad you were able to post photos. We were anxiously waiting. Tia is adoreable!! So sweet. She fits right in with the rest of the Witts. Can't wait for the next update and pictures.

Give Tia a snuggle for us.


Sherry said...

Tia is absolutly adorable!! The pictures are great. I am glad they are posting. How sweet that she has learned to say mamma and dada so quickly. How exciting for all of you!

Hugs to all

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11