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!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Kristiana Hope Witt

Our first glimpses . . . .

She has stolen our hearts :) We met our little Princess this morning at about 10 am in the Government Building. We were filling out paperwork and keeping the kids from bouncing off the walls (unsucessfully of course!) when the nanny suddenly walked in with Tia. We didn't really catch it all on camera, but hopefully on video.

What a little doll. We decided you can talk about naming a child all you want and the minute you meet her she immediately has a nickname. Tia is Peanut, or Itty Bitty Boo. She is tiny! We put a 6-12 month outfit on her and it fits. She likes to eat or at least to be holding food all the time. She is a snuggler (yeah!) and she is a bit scared by the Wild Witt gang. We think the last time she was taken somewhere out of the Childrens Garden (as they call the Social Welfare Institute here) was most likely when she had surgery on her heart, so it is no wonder she is a bit scared. We can hold her all day but the minute we try to put her down she has this sad little wimper. You know the kids are so disappointed that we have to hold Tia all the time - NOT! Tia has all three of the kids wrapped around her little finger. She gave them all kisses at dinner tonight :)

I am so hoping that I am successful at posting photos - if not then I am really sorry :(

Tomorrow we go visit the SWI at YiWu. We are looking forward to meeting XiXi and Kaiya!

Tia taking a nap, the first day with us, she is so sweet.
Cheers from Hangzhou, land of our sweet Tia.


Somewhere In The Sun said...

Oh I'm so so happy for you!! If you need help posting pictures I'll be glad to help. Just email them to me with your blogger info and I'll post for you. We all really really want to see the beautiful princess!!


Leslie & Shaune said...

Yay, congrats. hope you can figure out the photo posting soon.

Angel said...

OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH!!! I am so happy for you. That is so wonderful. WOW! I didn't expect that you would be going to the SWI till later this week. HOW EXCITING! Would you mind asking about the severity of Kaiya's cleft palate or taking a peek? They have never sent a pic of her mouth so I really have no idea how big her cleft is. If ya can't no biggie. I know it might be crazy. I wonder how big Kaiya is compared to Tia. It's so hard to tell from pics. I can't believe how teeny Tia is!! :0) I am so HAPPY for you. Have a wonderful day. I am praying for you and sweet Tia. Hugs, Angel

Amy said...

Congratulations Ellie!! It must feel so incredible to have her in your arms! That is so sweet that she is a cuddler. You must love it!! None of my bio kids have been cuddlers, but the ones from China seem to be!

Amy in Arizona

Tammy said...

hooray!!! I am so thrilled for you all and your sweet little Tia. I am sure the Witts are all just over the moon as they should be. I can't wait to see some pics. Enjoy all the cuddling, relish every moment as you know they get big so fast.

Tammy G.

Tracy said...

How exciting! I am so happy for you. I could only imagine the excitement that was in the air when Tia walked in. The moment you have all been waiting for. Hopefully you are able to get some pic's posted. Take care and enjoy!


Sherry said...


How exciting to finally be able to hold and hug your little peanut. She sounds like a little sweetie. What an awesome experience for you all. Hugs to all of the Witts.


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful day it must have been! I am so happy for you all that you have finally met your precsious little Tia Peanut. Can't wait to see the pics and of course to meet her in person. Hope it's all smooth sailing from here on out.

Cheers, Ashlyn

Amy said...

Yaaaaaaaaay!!!! The Greenwald's are all cheering over here!!! Sooo exciting! We can't wait to see pictures and hear more details as you all blend together into one BIG happy family! God bless you all! Much love, Amy

Anonymous said...

Hugs and more hugs for Tia from Aunt Annie, Madeleine and Grace. A big lick from Kelly too!!!

Anonymous said...

The Clark's are so happy for Tia and the whole Witt family.We can't wait to see the picutres.God bless your wonderful family.

c said...

Congratulations Ellie!!!!!!!!!!!
Hope you can post pictures soon...
Much love,
Chris...Lulu's mommy

Melissa said...

Wow!!! We are so excited for you! You must be bursting with happiness. God is good. Tia sounds adoreable and it sounds like everyone has fallen in love. The boys are asking when you are moving back so they can meet her and see all of you. Enjoy your expanding family!!!

Love to all of you from the whole Abkemeier clan,


"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