Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Sam's first gift

Dear Sam,

The first gift we received for you after your referral was from your Auntie Amy, Uncle Andy and Jack, Kevin and Clare. I was at their house for dinner after teaching, and on my plate were two polka dotted boxes from Gymboree. In them were these two cute outfits: a plaid shorts outfit with polo shirt and matching hat (for at the lake, Auntie Amy says) and matching PJs with crabs, pails, shovels and sandcastles on them. They are both size 12 month, so not sure if/when they'll fit you, but we were happy to hear that you're up to 12 pounds now. We got updated photos and video from Caroline Tricarro-Parker of the Catalyst Foundation, which works with LSS in-country, who was there with another family getting their daughter from the same orphanage in Ho Chi Minh City.

The video is so adorable I can hardly stand it. You smile when Caroline talks to you, and when she says, "Say hi to mommy and daddy," the smile just makes me cry. Then she says, "They're back in Chicago. Go Cubs!" and you break into another huge smile. Sometimes I watch the video without the sound and talk to you. "We'll be there as soon as we can," I say. Dorky, I know.

Love, Mommy


LaLa said...

Awwww...love that you got the video and talking to it is NOT dorky at all : )

The outfits are adorable! Hope your approval comes quickly

vi0linista said...

I'm so glad you have video of Sam now...Tears come down my eyes when I read these good news...I'm so happy and excited for you guys :)
Maria and William

Sarah and Jack said...

Oh Heidi! A video. Awesomeness all around I am sure.

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