Thursday, October 16, 2008

Meet Alia

All of the above are from the first day we met Alia.

This was a common sight during the first week or so. Our last few days, she wasn't interested in naps anymore.

The big event during visits - kefir!

And, of course, there is reading - this is one of my favorite photos. Now you can see why Serena would be a good name for her as well.

Snuggling with Dad - another favorite activity

Laugh caught on camera! A miracle!

One of our family pictures for court - how could the judge say no?

He said yes! Last photo in the hospital - paka!

First (and last for a while) bath - not a happy baby!

I bought this outfit when we submitted our dossier. It is perfect for our little Alia . . . except she will probably grow out if it before she gets home!

Hanging around the cottage

Out for a walk

Paka. Next stop - HOME!


Jean Weber said...


Thrilled. . . been stalking waiting for a glimpse of her!!

Safe and speedy travels home and enjoy the fun of two little people!!

Jean in NJ, Kokshetau Alumni, Mom to a Kaz Prince and Princess!

Jennifer M said...

Oh my gosh!!! How on earth did I miss this post?!?!?!

I love all the pictures. She is so incredibly beautiful. And I adore those cheeks.

Oh my gosh Angela, I can't wait for our girls to get together.

She's AMAZING!!! Beautiful. Gorgeous.

Sam said...

oooh she is sooo cute. she looks like a little doll. i cant wait for y ou all to be home!

Alysa said...

LOVE all the pictures! She is so adorable and those cheeks are just so kissable! Doll-baby for sure. I'm thrilled for you guys.

Susan said...

aww she is PRECIOUS. I love those cheeks!!! so awesome to hear how fast she developing under your loving care. it's so amazing to witness first hand, is it not?

She is really precious and lil chubster! she reminds me of a kazakh version of Leeza. :)

We spent the afternoon with Alysa and Brady and we were talking about how we wished we could meet up with Scott and his mom, too, but we leave Tuesday at 3:20 am and Alysa is gone the next week.

They will like almaty-it's a big city, lots to see and do. I like it, but my heart is in Kostanai, of course, the home of my baby girl.

CONGRATULTATIONS and kudos to you for not showing her sweet face until now. She is precious. :)

so sweet...bless you and your family. :)

i can't wait to see pics of her and Luca getting to know each other.
you think she's developiong fast now? just wait until Luca gets a hold of her...she will know all the planets before she hits one. :)

god bless you guys. I am SO filled with joy for you.

Butch and Tracy said...

She is so precsious... beautiful. COngratulations.


Chris and Tricia said...

She is so beautiful! I love the photo of you reading to her, too. The photo of her laughing is just so precious. Congratulations! What a beautiful family, plus one to add to that photo soon.

babsinatl said...

The photo of Alia snuggling into Scott is so incredibly sweet. First I thought the one of her sitting in Angela's lap with the book was my favorite, but the story of her clinging to Scott will always stick in my mind. And Scott, I hope she does stay a strong and OUTSPOKEN girl! Hooray!

Chris and Gretchen said...

Oh she's gorgeous! Congrats on the waiting period being over. Safe travels to Almaty!

Kim said...

She is absolutely gorgeous!!! Congratulations.

traceylynndel said...

OHHH! she is a beauty. Congratulations Angela and family.


Amy said...

She is so beautiful Angela!!!! How exciting for you - that she will be coming home soon. Will keep my fingers crossed that the time flies by fast!!! What a cutiepie!!!

Jen & Marshall said...

AWWWWW. CUTE!!!! Happy to finally see photos!!!! SO CUTE!!! Glad I caught up!!!! YIPPPEEE!!!!

Karen said...

So happy to meet you Alia, you have made your mama and papa's dream come. You're such a beautiful little girl with your big chubby cheeks. I can't wait to see you meet your big brother for the first time.

Big hugs,