Brent and Alyssia Xiao Bao are home at last.
They landed in Richmond last night at 9 pm. The four oldest children and I met them at the airport, while my dad graciously agreed to babysit the little ones so they could go to bed.
She's chubby, soft and sweet. Spent the night in restless sleep, snuggled up as close as possible to her "baba" (Chinese for Daddy).
This morning, she's enjoyed playing with the other children, even giving a few hugs and smiles.
But she wants NOTHING to do with me. :)
I'm pretty sure she thinks this is the next "hand-off".....a repeat, if you will, of two weeks ago, when she was told "Here is your new baba---he loves you!" and then they were gone forever.
Now, here is the "new baba" saying---"Here is your new mama---she loves you!"
AND SHE IS NOT BUYING IT ONE BIT.
I'm taking it in stride, knowing it won't last forever.
But OH, how I'm longing to snuggle her little self. I have taken the liberty of kissing her cheek and she's just as kissable as I had hoped!