Sunday, November 8, 2009

"Sissy, you are MEAN"

That is what I heard this morning as I was hacking up a lung! Geez, thanks Paige...way to give a sista a break :) I have been on a steroid pack to lick this awful respiratory infection and it has made me EVIL! Oh.MY! There should be a major public service announcement while taking these things. It has given me sooo much energy. I was awake at 2am cleaning bathrooms, closets, etc... I am very fiesty and was feeling bad about being snippy, so took my fav. little girl for some leaf and photo time. We raked leaves and laughed and had a ball. In the midst of the raking, she allowed me to snap some shots and they are my new favorites. For those of you who have adopted, do you ever just sit and stare at your little one and wonder...I mean, deeply wonder, what their biological parents are like? Today was one of those days for me. As P. laughed and was being goofy, I could just envision her dad being a character. When she was on the ground examining leaves and playing with her cat, I wondered if her mom is a tenderhearted, inquisitive person. Sometimes it is truly overwhelming. I just wonder what goes through her little mind. I once asked her if she could meet her China mom and dad what she would say. She said she would ask them if they like to dance, play basketball and study history. Then I said, do you wish you still lived in China. Her reply, "NO, duh, I wouldn't have you and my family or MacDonald's, DUH!" What a great kid!

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Happy Fall Y'all!

18 comments:

Colleen said...

Missy, I am laughing so hard because that has been Faith's word lately.....DUH! I don't know where she gets it.
I know I commented on your FB but Paige looks sooo grown up in these. I don't know if you see it, but she is really changing. She is just so beautiful!!

Jill said...

The 2 of you are SO LUCKY to be sisters!!
Yes, there are MANY times I sit and watch Lucy and ponder about her bio parents. Who does she look like, who's temperment does she have, are her mannerisms more like her mom or dad......it is never ending, and I am always in awe! Someday I pray God will provide all the answers!!
Hugs, Jill

EllieNat said...

Missy, Great pictures as always.

Glad Paige has her priorities straight! Wouldn't want to miss out on McDonald's hamburgers!

I too wonder what my daughters' Chinese mothers and fathers are like....

Norah said...

Duh! Cute story and pics. I hope you are feeling better soon.

Kim said...

I saw you posted so I had to take a quick looksey....I am out the door to take Viv to school, I'll come back to read but HAD to take a minute to say that Paige is GORGEOUS!!, BEAUITFUL!!, STUNNING!!....I could go on and on but have to get little ones out the door :-).

You photography is as AWESOME as ALWAYS!

((HUGS)),
Kim

Marla said...

These are gorgeous Missy! I agree with Colleen that she does look so mature all of a sudden! Tell her to stop that. :)

I wonder about my girls' parents too, it's kind of hard not to...

LaLa said...

I love these...she looks so grown up. Annslee walked by and said "is that Paige~not look like her"

Hey, they have McDonald's in China so you guys better stay in her good graces or she will go : )

It is funny...both our kids have similar personalities in some ways that I think my be nurture but there is definitely a nature component to it too. Of course when I look at them I really wonder what their first parents look like...one thing I know is they were very good looking : )

Jboo said...

Oh Missy -- those steroids will do weird things to a person! Hope you are feeling better. And that Miss Paige -- could she be any cuter, sweeter, smarter? I don't think so. Lovely lovely photos as always!

Janet

rgshrs said...

Missy,
Fabulous pics, miss Paige is just so beautiful.
and yes, I often sit in awe watching J and wonder about her birth parents, and wonder if she is like them. Often I am floored at how much she reminds me of myself as a child and that makes me wonder about her birth family. Especially her birth mother. and J has started to wonder and ask questions too. Oh what a mind this 4 year old has! Sadly I guess we will always wonder.
Love Paige's answer to you! She is right where she is meant to be and she knows it!!:)

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Hey girl!!!

SO glad to hear you are feeling better and have gotten a burst of energy:)

These pics are GORGEOUS!!! Paige does really look so mature all of a sudden!! I love when you write about all the cute things she says. I can just hear her sweet little voice "DUH"....

Hope you had a great first day back:)

xo,

Lisa

3 Peanuts said...

I hope you are feeling better. I have taken steroids and they make you crazy. I painted the kids playroom one day bursting with energY!

Paige looks so beautiful and so grown up in these shots. And yes, i wonder about Kate's bio parents a lot and mostly I feel so sad that they will never see her joy!

Rhonda said...

Dang, Missy! You just keep getting better and better with those photo skills yourself. I REALLY do want you to come and let me pay you to shoot some of the little Li Ming! Well, Paige is more and more BEAUTIFUL each and every day. I'd love to come visit you and AMy!

Marla said...

Awwww.....

I do sometimes wonder what her parents are like, they must be awesome, amazing people cause I got one awesome amazing little girl and you do too!

Sue said...

Great post. I think about this often too with Alexa.

I like her response...and her spunk!

Sue ; )

a Tonggu Momma said...

Oh, Missy... I'm so sorry you are still struggling. Yep, those steroid packs make me mean, too, especially Prednisone. Oh my lands.

Loving all of the photos. And yes, I often wonder about my Tongginator's first parents. Do they love math? Are they musical? Do they have sensory issues or does my Tongginator have them because she was a preemie? So many things...

Shawnstribe said...

Missy i can see why these photos are now your favourites, they are superb!!!!!!!!!!!!
i often wonder too....we are so very blessed
ove ya
xxx
s

elizabeth said...

That's very cool how the bottom 2 photos are so similar, but have such different light qualities. All great photos- it looks like she had fun playing in the leaves =)

The Byrd's Nest said...

She is an amazing little girl Missy BUT then again you are her amazing sister....I know you feel blessed by her but I know that you are such a blessing to her too;) Love you.