Forever Family Day

Friday, May 04, 2007

May 8, 2007 will be the anniversary of our "Gotcha/Metcha" Day. On that date, Chloe will have been a part of our family for 2 years.

Donna over at Double Happiness has a weekly photo challenge for bloggers in the China adoptive community and this week her challenge was to photograph your child in the clothes he or she was wearing on "Gotcha/Metcha" Day for some then and now pictures. Since our Forever Family Day is coming up this next week I thought it was a great idea and had to participate.

Putting the clothes back on Chloe was more emotional than I thought it would be. It brought back all the memories of seeing her in the flesh for the first time - remembering how beautiful & tiny she was, how much hair she had and how it was as stiff as a board, how she wouldn't look us in the eye, how worn and stained her clothes were. I remember how big the outfit was on her in 2005 but was shocked when it actually fit her still. Chloe was 10 months old on Gotcha Day and today she is 34 months old. She weighed about 17 lbs. on Gotcha and is about 31 lbs. today.


Lori and Pete said...

So cute! Your Chloe is just 5 months younger than my Chloe and our Gotcha days are only one month apart.

Thanks for sharing. said...

Your little angel is precious.

BTW your print is very hard to read. Almost can't see it. (I've got my glasses on too!)

Grant's Mom said...

Congrats and we love you!!!