This is becoming routine or the new norm for Reagan.
She wakes up, takes off her pjs, and runs into my closet to find something to wear.
There are two things that she always manages to do.......
She puts everything on inside out and on this occasion, it was also backwards.
You can see the tag sticking out in some of the photos:) She also seems to gravitate towards black boots....whether they are cowboy style or high heeled, she loves them!
There is something about being in Mommy's clothes while still sporting the wild bed head look that increases the sass factor in our littlest girl.
She stomped around my bedroom for some time and she was loving every minute of it. At some point she made her way to my book shelf and grabbed a book to carry around with her. Coincidentally, it happened to be "The Lost Daughters of China"......
and she literally stopped me in my tracks when I saw her turnaround clutching it to her chest with this incredible look on her face. As if she knew the stories that were written within that book. I have come to view this photo a hundred times this week. It is definitely my new fav photo of Reagan.......it was completely candid and it tells a story.
The visiting orphans group that travels to Chenzhou every year and spends a week in the orphanage where Reagan lived the first 10 months of her life, just concluded their trip for 2012. They are on their way back to the states today. I have been following along on their blogs, reading the stories of some of these children, and viewing the photos. My heart aches for all of them and I think of how drastically different our daughter's life could have been had she still been there. Feeling extremely thankful and blessed to have Reagan in our lives for so many reasons but at the same time, I wish we could do more for those left behind. If you are in the process of adopting and if you are looking for an older child, I know there are more than a few still waiting in Chenzhou. Click HERE to visit the Team Chenzhou blog. Go back through some of the recent posts and you will see some of the older children that so badly want forever families. If you have any questions or need more information on any of the children you see, you can contact me through email or I believe Shannon, the group leader has her contact info listed on the team website.