Sunday, September 17, 2006

GOTCHA! Introducing Zoe Ann Yufei Varon

Zoe meets Mommy and Daddy for the first time. She was none too happy. This moment was followed by lots of crying - not only by Zoe, but nearly all the babies in the room. The GOTCHA moment happened so suddenly that we didn't have time to be emotional. That'll hit later, I guess.

The kids were SO excited, and tried valiantly to cheer Zoe up. Not a chance! I think she was burning up in the clothes she was wearing, but when we tried to take her jacket off, she started to scream. Doug and Katie were GREAT. I'm so proud of big brother and sister.

Back in the hotel room, we discovered that Zoe loves oatmeal. She also sucks her left thumb. Very cute. Note the cookie in her right hand. She held that for hours.

We'll post more about the morning later, but here are some special messages from Doug and Katie tho their classes

A special message from Doug to everyone in Ms. Townsend and Ms. Wood's second grade class - We finally got Zoe. It is very exciting. She is one years old and if you look at the top of the picture you'll see Zoe!
A special note from Katie to everyone in Ms. Houston's Kindertarten class - We just got Zoe, and I'm really glad that we got her. And my cousins got a baby too. Her name is Molli. And my family was the second one to get our baby. And my cousins were first.

On a side note, Linda and Don started a blog, too. Go to to see their story, and pictures of Molli.


At 3:50 AM, Anonymous Kerri said...

Congrats!!! Zoe is just beautiful.

Thank you for sharing your journey with us. The pictures are wonderful. I especially love the picture of Lisa feeding Zoe. Very precious.

At 6:54 AM, Anonymous KYRA said...


At 8:13 AM, Anonymous Ruth Ann Hepler said...

I'm so happy!! The pictures just made me cry. I especially love the one of Lisa feeding Zoe. How is she getting along with Doug and Katie? I was thinking this morning that the grandparents must be over the moon--2 new granddaughters in one day! Wow!

At 9:21 AM, Blogger Rina & John said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful. Post more pictures soon.


At 10:06 AM, Anonymous Sandy Harris said...

Hello everyone! This just may be the blog most cried over - happy, happy tears, though! She is even more beautiful than the previous photos - and we can't wait to see more! To Doug and Katie we say: Congratulations on your new 'baby' sister; she is the luckiest "Mei Mei" we know to have you for her new brother and sister!! To Kathy: your mishaps have been the most fun to read about, but I'll bet they didn't seem so at the time! To ALL of you: more LOVE than you can imagine and kisses 'all around'!!
Sandy and Grandma Gert

At 12:51 PM, Anonymous Uncle Marty said...

Congratulations! what a beautiful compliment to a great family.
Love to all

At 9:07 PM, Blogger Shannon said...

You have a beatiful family! Thanks for sharing your family's big day with us.

At 10:07 AM, Blogger Kelly (& Mike) said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful.


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