Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tell me about this sweet Elita!

What do we know about Elita Mei Digsby by the end of her first couple days with us? She is indeed our "Chosen Little Sister" - chosen by God for the Digsby family from the beginning of time. She is of the Wa nationality who are known for their love of dance, song and fire, their deep brown skin, their beauty, and their traditional dress is black and red (GO Dawgs!). Is she a Digsby or what! Seriously! Weight: about 21#, height: taller than the average 1 year-old Digsby :), super brown super soft skin and gorgeous deep brown, bright eyes; she has 1 top tooth and one bottom tooth and another top one coming in...and the sweetest little pouty lips. She is a doll! We just can't stop looking at her and kissing her little sweet face! (You just saw a Daddy that is PURE MUSH!) Likes: to play uh-oh-oh-oh game (drop and comment :), to unload her diaper bag, play buzzing lips with Daddy, and to peek over the seat on the bus to flirt. She likes to hold her own bottle and will peel our fingers off it if we do - gave in 1x today, though :). Loves to sing (nah-nah-nah) and bobs her head side to side when she does, using one hand like a conductor. So cute! She loves to have her hair brushed and liked her 2nd bath better than the first. She is not a picky eater (YAY!) and loves watermelon (so far likes everything she's tried except baked beans). She almost has the "more" sign down. Elita wants to be held a lot, loves to cuddle, and needs Mommy to be in eye-shot and preferably within reachat all times except when well-rested...so far she's been tired a good bit of the time. She likes to make crazy faces for the camera - see the one here. She has smiled quite a bit for us and her little 2 teeth are so cute! She is a busy bee, walking well and getting into everything. She doesn't like her socks on when she sleeps and is not loving the footie sleepers or tights because no matter how hard she pulls they won't pull off. She doesn't seem to be at all delayed as most orphans are. Praise God for answering our 467 days of prayers and for her precious caretakers in Lincang City! She is a stinker - looks right in our eyes and drops her food or cup off her high chair tray, threw a leg-kicking fit today, blows pouty bubbles when she's crying to get her way, and tilts her head and nuzzles into you when she wants her way...she's a pretty typical 15 month old girl...and we are grateful :). Baby on the Move Mommy's going to eat you up

8 comments:

Katie and Allan said...

Oh yes, Tom definitely looks like pure mush around Elita:)(we noticed the same thing about you Sohailla!)Great to see Elita's interest in everything.What a beautiful laugh she has!And smart-really loved that she figured out that the only way to stop you from putting her hat back on and back on again was to to toss it out of your reach!More info and pics
please!:)

Judd said...

Good morning our sweet little Elita!
Hugs & kisses from Mimi and Grandpa!!
The highlight of our day is watching you!! Can't wait to hold you in our arms! Have a Blessed day Digsby fam.
We LOVE YOU SO MUCH! Gramsy & Grandpa

The Mom Blog said...

Too cute. It looks like she already knows who her parents are and loves you already. FYI, Emerson heard you playing peek-a-boo and was copying you. She learned a new trick all the way from China.

Wendy

Our Journey to Africa said...

We are all loving the updates, photos, and video. Can't wait to see you guys soon!

Karla said...

ahhh.... i love this. :)

dennisandsarahhoese said...

We love watching all of your videos!!! Lydia calls Elita... Yeeyeeta
And after she watched the second video clip today she told me she wanted to go get a baby too! :)

Nicole said...

I'm so happy for y'all. Can't wait to meet her.

jenn said...

she is just the most precious thing. love her sweet little smile :o)