The Brichetto Girls

The Brichetto Girls
Gia and Jeannie

Happy Birthday Jeannie!

Happy Birthday Jeannie!
Jeannie's first birthday party

Monday, March 23, 2009

Gotcha Day Jeannie Fu!!

Sorry for the late post, but we were exhausted last night.
The girls are doing great. It is so cute to see them talk to each other - Jeannie is talking in Chinese, and Gia is answering her back in English. They think they are communicating! They are playing together and just chattering away.
They slept together last night without problems. They talked and giggled until they fell asleep. Just like I imagined it would be. I am sure that all nights will not be like this!
We have tried to say a few words in Chinese to Jeannie - but Gia corrects us. She says " hey, we are talking only English here!!!"
Today we head to the Civil Affairs office to finalize the adoption. They will ask us if we are happy with our child, and if we want to continue with the adoption.
We will do paperwork for about 3 hours, and then have the rest of the day free to play. We will go to Walmart to buy some things for Jeannie.
Enjoy the photos.


Sharie said...

Oh your photos didn't post, but I can tell from your words how excited you all are! Congratulations again!

Anne Marie said...

Your post just made me cry. It is amazing that the girls still have a bond! How exciting to see that. We are so thrilled for you! I love Jeannie's comment about not being alone any more. We couldn't be more excited for you!!! Take care, we will see you on Friday

sue williams said...

Wow, what a story! Your girls are just precious, and such adorable sisters. I found your blog through a friend, we are going to be following in your footsteps very soon! Really closely in your footsteps, so I am happy peek into your journey and see how you do.

We have had our daughter Jia, age 5, for 8months, and are almost done paperchasing for her friend Juni, age 8, from the same orphanage. No one is more suprised than us that we are going back! It is an amazing red thread story that led us to find that Juni was available for adoption and when we found her, we just plunged ahead. Your story and ours are so similar, even the names!

There is nothing like waiting to make you worry. So I was so glad to have found your blog. I especially loved reading about how your daughter's communicated. I have wondered what Juni would think when Jia came back and spoke only English. She still seems to understand Chinese, but only answers in English. She too, has shown some insecurity about sharing her new momma and baba, but just as quickly, fusses at me to hurry the papers to get "her Juni"! Thanks for sharing so readily, I will certainly enjoy reading about the rest of your trip and will love watching your family bond.

Have a wonderful time in China.


Gotcha Day 1/30/2007

Gotcha Day 1/30/2007
Beautiful Gia

Gia and Jeannie

Gia and Jeannie
Gia on the left and Jeannie on the right.

Christmas 2009

Christmas 2009

Gia and Jeannie

Gia and Jeannie

Fu Cheng and Jia Fan

Fu Cheng  and  Jia Fan
Jeannie and Gia March 2009

Jeannie's beautiful smile

Jeannie's beautiful smile

Jeannie and Gia eating macaroni at Omaha Zoo

Jeannie and Gia eating macaroni at Omaha Zoo

First night's sleep in her clean warm bed. She loves her new home and forever family!

Jeannie, Ben and Gia at home.

Our travel group

Jeannie, Mama and Gia

Jeannie loves her Barbie

This is what it is like trying to work on the computer.

Getting ready for bed, and sleeping with their Barbies

Playing on the monkey bars at an outside playground. Jeannie could not do it at first, but after several attemps, she was keeping up with Gia.

Advertisement outside a restaurant. Looks yummy!

Dressed and ready for breakfast.

Three girls waiting for the immunizations.

Jeannie getting a shot and Gia holding her hand

Jeannie loves her hair in pigtails, Gia had to copy.

Sldeeping beauties. Notice their arms locked together.

Dressed like "twins" in $1.00 Walmart shirts.

Jeannie Fu Cheng

New back packs from Walmart

Gia helping mommy make blankets for the babies in the orphanage.

Happy girls. Notice Jeannie's pig tails. She loves to have her hair done.

Photo from Gotcha Day

I got my sister at last!

Jeannie told us through a translater " Now I won't be alone, I have a sister and a family"

After bath and ready for bed. Notice the hair clips in Jeannie's hair. She is a girly girl!!!

Close up shot of the nicest port-a-potty we have ever seen. Electronic sign to tell you if "occupied or vacant".

Bob and Gia in front of the "birds nest".

The Water Cube

The Olympic Torch

Beijing Airport

Our airplane over the North Pole

Look who we found in the suitcase.

Gia and Jeannie

Gia and Jeannie
Dancing girls

Foster Mom

Foster Mom
Gia, Foster mom and Jeannie

Our Family

Our Family
Bob, Theresa, Ben and Gia