Monday, May 08, 2006

Today marks the one year anniversary that Chloe came into our lives. Chloe was unaware of the significance of today as she is too young to comprehend. To celebrate we went to a county park to play. Chloe had a blast until she climbed on a picnic table where a bird had just pooped and got it on her shirt. Actually, Chloe was fine with the bird poop on her shirt. It was me that wasn't ok with it. Chloe didn't quite understand what the fuss was about.

Needless to say, today marks the most important date in our lives, the day Chloe came into it. She has changed so much in this one year. She is a champion eater after refusing solids for the first 5 months we had her, she is now running, jumping and dancing. One of our favorite things Chloe does now is hearing her sing an original Chloe composition. It usually involves whatever is going on around her and it usually involves Mommy and Daddy and the word "sing" is always a part of her tune. She will strike up a song to Daddy's arrival on the train ("sing, daddy ride train, choo choo") or Mommy purchasing a coffee at the local coffee shop ("sing, mommy makin' coffee. Hot.").

Chloe is pure delight and is so laid back and yet she is so friendly. I came out of my spa day Sunday to discover she had participated in giving some random man a pedicure at the Bliss Spa. Matt said she found herself a pupil and she told him all about his toes. I am also amazed at how fast she picks things up. On the train ride into NYC Sunday she saw a poster advertising GEICO Car Insurance and she pointed to it and told me "GEICO, Gecko". And, as we passed a Starbucks today in the car, she told me "makin' coffee". For a child who doesn't even average an hour a week of TV, the Madison Avenue execs who designed those two advertising campaigns sure reached her.

This past year with Chloe has been one of constant change and she has developed into a well-balanced toddler. We couldn't be happier nor could we love another child more. We have to thank Chinese Centre for Adoption Affairs for making us a "forever family".


Johanna said...

Hello! I enjoy reading your blogs and seeing the beautiful photos of Chloe. That was a very nice entry about Chloe's one year anniversary. I can't believe it has been a year already! Congratulations! Johanna

Grant's Mom said...

Congrats on your anniversary!! Boy time flies! Chloe is absolutely beautiful!!