Ellis Gang

Friday, December 29, 2006

We all had a wonderful Christmas! God is so gracious to allow us to spend Christmas with Moriah. We thank everyone for praying for us-that Moriah would be home by Christmas.
Moriah enjoyed spending time with her Pops, Grammy, Great-Granny, Aunts, Unlces, and friends. She was blessed with so many wonderful gifts and enjoyed playing with so many family members.
Over the weekend Moriah ate baby cereal for the first time! She loved this new experience. She entertains us so much with all of her new sounds and abilities. Today while Kris was at Target, Moriah rolled over for the first time at home with Mommy.
Currently, some of Moriah's favorite toys are "Monkey" (name given by Aunt Kristin,) and her favorite reindeer rattle, (given to her by her Auntie Ang).
We love Moriah so much and are so blessed to have her in our family. Happy New Year to everyone!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Moriah is doing so well! She loves taking a bath and splashing her feet. This week has been busy for her. Meeting so many new people! She is adjusting well, but it is taking time for her to feel comfortable around so many new people. Moriah is such a happy girl.

Our dear friend Michelle is visiting from California this weekend! We all went on a walk tonight. Moriah loves to be outside...

You might be wondering about the fruit in the picture. The Davidson's gave Moriah, Mommy and Daddy this special gift!

This weekend Moriah attended three parties, and her Grandma Ray bought her the red christmas dress that she is wearing in the picture below. It is such a blessing to have this sweet little girl in our lives.

Over this past week she has been trying so hard to roll over. I bet by the end of the month she will have it down.

We are so excited for Christmas to be with family and to celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 09, 2006

ME and My "Someone"
Moriah met her grandma today, which her name is still being decided as to what Moriah will call her. This is why the title of the blog is "me and my someone." Maybe we will all have to take a vote on what the name will be.
Today Moriah went out with her Grandpa, (also known as POPS,) her Grandma, (name undecided,) Auntie Ang, and Aunt Kristin. And of course her parents, (Kris and Misty, also known as Mom and Dad,) went along as well. We had a fun day shopping at the mall. Moriah loves her family and can't wait for them to come back and visit again.
Now Moriah is sleeping after her long day! She did so well adjusting today and with meeting so many new faces. She is so blessed to have a wonderful family who cares for her so much!

Friday, December 08, 2006

This past week with Moriah has been so much fun! She is adjusting a little more each day. On Wednesday she went to the doctor for a check-up and her pediatrician says she is doing great. For her age, She is a tall baby. Today, Moriah was a little sad when mommy went to work. She has enjoyed meeting all of her new friends that have stopped by to say Hi.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

From Guatemala to the U.S.A.
Today Moriah became a United States Citizen as we went through immigration and they stamped her passport. The flight went well, and we are so happy to have her home. I think she already fits in so well with us, and she loves her new home. Tonight she played for a long time and kept letting out her "happy scream." We are so ever blessed to have her home at nearly five months old and in time for the Christmas Season. Again, thank you to everyone for all of your prayers during the adoption process. Please still continue to pray for Moriah's adjustment to her new home.
Moriah is so blessed to have so many wonderful family and friends!!!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Moriah's First Swim
Today was Moriah's first time to go swimming with us in the pool at the hotel. She absolutely loved the water and we think when she get a little older she is going to be a natural swimmer. She is already kicking her feet and splashing in the water! We had a wonderful time spending the day at the pool today.

Yesterday we went to Antigua with our new friend Rose Anna. It was really neat to get out of the hotel and explore a little, but Moriah had a sad day yesterday. We believe she is officially teething and with her not being quite used to us still she threw her first big fit. She seems to be doing a little better today...probably she is getting more used to us and we are keeping the baby oragel on her!!

Here are some pics from the market we went to in Antigua. This is Moriah getting her first pair of shoes. These are shoes that the little Mayan girls wear here.

Here's Moriah in the tub. She likes to splash the water. The hotel has a little baby tub in all the baby rooms which is super nice. She has plenty of hair to wash...and as soon as she gets out of the tub it must be sculpted or she will have CRAZY hair, but she still looks super cute!!!

Friday, December 01, 2006

Today has been a good, but long day. We woke up early to be at our appointment at 7:15 at the US Embassy. Our interview went great! We will receive our visa on Monday afternoon and then when we hit American soil on Tuesday our little cutie will be a US citizen.

This afternoon we had Gloria and her four kids over to swim! They had a blast. The oldest boy even said he wanted to live at the hotel. Today has been a pretty tough day for Moriah. Last night she hardly slept at all so this morning we witnessed her crying for the first time. It was good to spend a little time with Gloria to see how Moriah liked to be held and fed. We were so blessed to have such a good foster mom. When she left I(Misty) cried. What a blessing God gave us through her. I think I was crying Moriah's tears since I knew how much she meant to her.

What an overwhelming day!!!!!! Moriah is now down for her first good nap. Kris just asked if he could wake her up to play with her. I had to be the meanie and say no since she is so tired. Moriah truly is a blessing from God.