Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Initial Observations on Lauren's Personality.

We have had Lauren now for almost 24-hours and here is what we are learning and observing:

- She is NOT shy! Even with stares from the public (Asian children w/ caucasians get lots of gawkers) she just gives a princess wave and stares back with a smile!
- Despite the notes from the nannies; she is NOT quiet - she loves to talk.
- Even with the language barrier she does not seem to get frustrated and works hard to make us understand what she wants or needs.
-She is stubborn, "NO" means try again until you get a stern "NO" then a self imposed timeout until she is ready to forgive you!
-She is a real trooper, despite having a chest cold and needing to take antibiotics and medicine the SWI (orphanage) gave us, she has lots of energy and nothing is slowing her down from experiencing her new environment.
-She has a tremendous amount of enthusiasm, just like Hannah's personality she has so much joy: loves to smile, be praised, shows her pleasure openly with a squeal or laugh.  Last night when Cameron walked to our table in the lounge with a chocolate mousse she squealed and applauded!

I am sure we will be learning so much more about her as we go on the next week and a half here in China. Only two more nights in Shanghai, today to the Civil Affairs Office and Notary's Office.

Smiling at MaMa this morning.

Dad w/ Princesses last night.

Skype video w/ big sister Amber and
soon to be big brother Eddie.

Hannah helping Lauren w/


  1. I LOVE this! She is such a joy!
    I'll be praying that the antibiotics do the trick and that the rest of your family stays healthy.

    (found you via ChinaAdoptionSites.blogspot.com)

  2. Thank you Lindsey - appreciate all the prayers of those who are following us on this journey!

  3. Glad to see she is doing well. Hope she is feeling better. Looking forward to more pics. Blessings