Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Another day to remember: Oliver's Gotcha

Yes, we had an awesome day yesterday (Monday, May 26 -- US Memorial Day)! :D I may add more pictures later as I haven't even uploaded pictures from my phone yet! (At this point, I'm not sure when I'll have the time to add the text, ha!)

A beautiful and perfect card I found
at my local HEB, which welcomed
our new son (Henry signed it, too).
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Henry on the bus to the registration office.
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Registration office, Zhengzhou.
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Here comes our little boy!
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Getting all emotional.
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Very similar expression to Henry's on his Gotcha.
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Brotherly love.
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Forever Family Day of Four
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This is the cutest pic ever!
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Oliver didn't cry when daddy kissed him.
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Proud brother (notice Oliver slouching in
my arms...he's heavy!).
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Our new family with the director of the Zhengzhou CWI.
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Oliver was very busy eating his snacks on the bus ride back to the hotel.
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Henry checking out his brother's squeaky
shoes; Oliver power-walked all the way past
our hotel room, lol!
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Baby boy taking a long nap! Since it's summer, the children were not
dressed in multiple layers; the underpants are a size 4T, lol.
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Brothers comparing photo albums!
Just look at that smile!
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We bought small toys for both boys as gifts to each other.
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Henry loved his Mega Bloks Scruff train!
Look at that face!
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Awwww! Henry saying thank you to his little brother!
Oliver didn't mind the kisses but he wouldn't hold Henry's hand,
which Henry did not appreciate, ha!
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Our little guy cried a little when he saw his boat bath filled with water,
and cried some more when he got in, but he calmed down quickly.
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Our baby cried when I put him down in his crib, but he soon relaxed
when I was rubbing his chest and head and talking to him. He was
watching me on my bed until he fell asleep at 8:30 pm.
I must find the picture of Henry wearing the same PJs on his first night!


Thuy Nguyen said...

Congratulations! We are so happy for you guys! We can't wait to meet baby Oliver.

Cynthia in Denver said...

Congratulations! How wonderful for you!!! We are getting amped up for our Gotcha Day this Friday in Nanchang!
Best wishes!!

Busstrip said...

Thank you for sharing your journey. We are at the end stage of our paper chase. It's so wonderful to see what we have to look forward to. Loved that you got your smile! What precious little ones you have. God bless you all as you start a new family chapter!

Marie, Randy, S and K said...

Congrats Hoffmans! We are looking forward to meeting baby Oliver. Glad you finally got that smile :)

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

Congratulations! He is adorable!

Blessedbradys said...

Congratulations! We will follow in your exact footsteps on the 19th! Thank you for your wonderful photos and for giving me your blog link on the Yahoo Zhenhzhou forum.
All the best!