Monday, October 25, 2010

Two Years of Princess Kate!

Two years of our princess! We celebrated with Chinese, of course, and were even given the chocolate cake! :)
the biggest and the littlest at lunch!
So full of JOY and LIFE!
Can't believe how far she has come in just 2 years!
6 of the 7!
Will, you were missed!
Mommy, Daddy, and their princess!
Once a Sissy's girl, always a Sissy's girl :)
All of the sisters...
Have I mentioned this little thing is a princess if I've ever seen one?!
After watching her movie, with her present from China-- a doll!
My beautiful girl! Look how long her hair is... much to her delight!

I can't believe that today marks two years with our darling baby girl! She may only be a few (as in 3-4) pounds heavier, but how far she has come in these two years!

I remember the day like it was yesterday... the emotions as we rode out to the Philip Hayden Foundation in Tianjin. After months of looking at pictures, it was finally the day.
Of course, she wasn't so anxious or excited.

And she let us know, screaming uncontrollably until we headed back to the hotel.

It was heartbreaking to see her, yet my heart was so full. And yesterday, as she watched her video, reliving the moment with tears in her eyes, my heart felt full once again.

While her initial adjustment wasn't easy, each month home brought more love, and 2 years later, it is hard to believe that the sweet little girl in the pictures above is even the same precious baby we met just two years ago...

To my sweet Kate, I love you more than words can describe! Your love of all things girly, your major sweet tooth, your appreciation for the littlest of things, your desire to always be dressed as a princess, your sweet heart and cheerful spirit... I love every single part of YOU!

Happy 2 years together!

Here's my sweet baby's video, in case you haven't seen it yet~

The Miracle of Kate from emily horner on Vimeo.


Julie said...

love the pictures (of course, when do i NOT!)! my top favorites--the biggest and the littlest, you lifting her up, and all the sisters. happy 2 years, kate!

Debbie Sauer said...

She is just beautiful and always looks so happy. I am glad that she has such a wonderful sister to love and care for her. Blessings.

Jean said...

Congratulations on 2 years home sweet Kate!! You are a beautiful little girl and you are right where the dear Lord wants you to be!!

(((HUGS))) to your family!!

Traci said...

Happy 2nd Gotcha Day little princess! You make me smile!

Kristi said...

Happy two years sweet Kate!
And I just love that twirling picture!

Staci said...

Happy TWO years of Kate!! What a gorgeous and absolutely beautiful little princess she is! :) So amazing that it's been two years already! Congratulations!

Wolfes Home said...

Happy Gotcha Day! It's so neat to see the transformation that has taken place.

Anonymous said...

WOW.... yes how time has flown!!!! She is such a cutie pie!!! Love our Chatty niece!!! Thanks for sharing Em. Beautiful per usual!!!
Love Auntie Dawn

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

jeanette said...

Happy 2 years Miss Kate!!

Keri said...

Lovely Kate is looking more grown-up! So beautiful and happy!