Sunday, September 20, 2009

Slept through the night, a trip to the Farmer's Market, ball caps, and some more China photos....

Well Clarissa went to bed at 7pm last night and aside from a couple of momentary wake-ups (followed by a roll-over and back to snoozin') she slept until 6am. Woo hoo!! Mommy and Daddy are thrilled. We were beginning to think that we would just have to get used to being creatures of the night.

Today we went to the Farmer's Market where there are dozens of stalls set up with people selling their veggies and fruits, or homemade breads and pies etc. It was a beautiful morning and Clarissa even made the trip in the car without a fit. More good news for Mommy and Daddy. We bought a huge basket of tomatoes so I can make a huge pot of pasta sauce. That will be tomorrow's task. We also bought some potatoes and leaks, with which there is a pot of soup cooking as I type.

While we were at the market a lady came up to us and said "When did you get back?"...sort of caught me off guard for a sec before I realized that she was talking about Clarissa. She then said "We've adopted also." and she called her husband over with daughter and son over. Both children were adopted from Vietnam. "Where is your daughter from?" "Where in China did you go?" "Did you enjoy it?" "How is she adapting?". A month ago I might have had a different reaction to a stranger asking us such questions, but there is a feeling of "family" with other members of the International Adoption community that is comforting.

More of China:


  1. Did the other family say what agency they were using?

  2. Hi Rob,

    Just had a minute to check your blog, great to hear and see that you and your budding family are doing well! We've joined you in parenthood, on Sept 14th, Colton was born at 6:39 p.m. and he is doing well! Isn't parenthood sweeter that you could have ever imagined - I think so!

  3. Hey Tesia!!!

    Congratufreakinlations!!!!!! I am soooooo happy for you! I am really happy to hear that you and Colton are doing well. I very much agree with you, parenthood is so far beyond what I hoped for. After only 3 weeks I can't imagine our home without Clarissa. She is so "us".

    Hope to see you soon.