We had the wonderful blessing of celebrating Grace's 3rd birthday today, her firstbirthday as a part of our family. The day was truly a day of celebrating our princess. She KNEW it was her birthday and shared the news with everyone she met throughout the day! She went around all day pointing at herself saying "gai gai (her name for herself) happy day!)" and holding up 3 fingers! We went to Toys*R*Us and picked out some Fisher Price Little People which she LOVES! She got a crown from T*R*U and a balloon (well, 2 and she lost both of them to the sky...) and they wished her a happy birthday over the intercom! She was giddy at the delight of it all. Then we went to the grocery store and let her pick out a cake--she lives for chocolate-- and a balloon (to make up for the other 2...). She was so excited, every time she would see the cake or balloon or presents, she would point to her self and giggle and laugh. Hard to believe that this time last year she was still in the orphanage... It really was a wonder and delight to see her celebrate her birthday, the pure unadulterated joy of a child on her birthday.
Grace Fushuang, we love you so much. We are so blessed to be given the wonderful privilege of being your mama and baba! You have brought so much laughter and smiles to our family. Happy birthday, Gracie!