Happy Gotcha Day Jenna and Quinn

It is hard to believe that it has been 2 whole years since Jenna and Quinn were placed in our arms in China.  DSCF1337 (640x480)It has been a long road.  A long 2 years.  Our first year, if you remember, did not go so well.  I was still pretty negative when writing their first Gotcha Day Anniversary post.  They were still not sleeping through the night, hour long temper tantrums.  I was tired, we were tired.  I had lost hope that I would ever get my family to a happy place again.  IMG_9507I am excited to say we have made a lot of progress this last year.  The girls are sleeping through the night consistently – which God definitely had his hand in. (Some of you may know the story, but I’ll have to retell here soon since we are approaching the one year anniversary of that event.)  The girls are talking now and can let us know what is bothering them instead of just screaming for an hour on end.  I am not saying we still don’t have scream fests but they have gotten a lot fewer and shorter in duration.  We are doing good.

IMG_9532We have been talking a lot lately about how they were babies in China but then Mommy and Daddy came to get them and now they live in America.  They love looking at their books with their story in it.  They are proud of their baby pictures from China.


It is so fun to see their little personalities shine through.  To see the growth these two have made in the last two years is amazing.  They had to learn to love a whole new family that did everything differently then what they knew.  They have had to learn to speak a different language, how to use lip and mouth muscles that they were not born with.  Happy Gotcha Day Jenna and Quinn.  It has been tough, but you have survived being a Yoder for 2 whole years.  We love you both so much and are so happy you are a part of our family!!IMG_9557


About tochinaandbackagain

I am a stay at home mom to two very active boys and soon we will bring home two Chinese twin girls with cleft lip and palate issues. I spend my day trying to be the best parent and wife I can be with God leading the way.
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