Thursday, December 17, 2009

Happy Lili Day ~ December 18th,2009!!!!

Wow...I cannot believe that it has been three years tomorrow since we were handed one of the two most amazing children on the planet. Somehow God chose to give them to us...we still don't know what we did to deserve this little screaming Tiger Lili, but THANK YOU GOD FOR HER!!!! Check out our travel blog to see all the posts from our trip three years ago.
I have never met a child who talks more, who cries more, who gets her feelings hurt more, who pouts more, who talks more, who laughs more, who snuggles more, who talks more (did I say that already???) and who loves more than this little Liliana Grace MinQin Swindler. December 18th, 2006 is most certainly the day that our lives were forever changed by a God who loves us so much and chose to give us the gift of this precious baby.
I added a bunch of pictures from those first few minutes, days and weeks when she first became a part of our family and some at the end taken just in the last few weeks. She has grown so much and we just love her more and more with each passing day!!!
My precious Lili...thank you for joining our family. Thank you for letting us be your parents. Thank you for being who you are...we love you so much baby girl!!!
In HIS Mighty Grip
Mommy & Daddy

Ah...those first few precious moments before the screaming started!!!! LOL

Aly was desperate to get that first Cheerio into her little mouth. We had no idea that she had never had any solid food and would have absolutely NO IDEA what to do with a Cheerio yet!!

Aly had waited so long to be a big sister. She wasn't going to let Lili down now. Aly's poor little arm fell completely asleep while Lili was passed out on it. But she wouldn't move her arm because she didn't want to wake Lili. Okay...let me hear it all together now...AWWWWWW!!!!

My little wombat with her tear stained face. We just got over a total meltdown. I am quite sure the next one started within seconds of this photo!!! LOL

Daddy and his baby girl at her first Dr. apt a few days after coming home.

And here we are three years later!!!!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!

In HIS Mighty Grip~


Susan said...

Happy git cha sweet Lili!!

Patty said...

Congratulations, our 2 year anniversary was December 17th.

a Tonggu Momma said...

Congratulations on three years together as a family! And that third photo? The Tongginator has that SAME look, including the knit eyebrows.

Angie said...

Unbelievable! WOW! I just can't believe it's already been 3 years! Three years since Bailey and Max got to hang out! They've both grown so much! Hugs to you all!

sarahb said...

Congrats on your anniversary with sweet Lili. How I remember waiting for the news that you had her in your arms! Merry Christmas to your family from ours!!

Livin' out loud said...

Such a precious moment that forever changes our hearts. I could look at those beautiful pink cheeks for hours!