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Monday, November 22, 2010

Please Don't Be Jealous!!!

But we got to meet the beautiful Arina Rugg today (well actually yesterday as it is after midnight as I post this). Can I just tell you that I am so in love!!! What is it about these precious kids that are adopted from Eastern Europe that just melt my heart!! Little Arina is the sweetest, most gentle little girl. And boy is she tiny!! Lacey always said that she was but you just don't get the perspective until you see her in person. Her family is doing Disneyland for a few days and happen to be staying less than 3 miles from the hospital. After their day at Disney today, they came to visit Ella. Unfortunately, Ella was a bit grumpy at that time. We went down to the lobby to visit with them and she was simply unsettled. So Lacey and I brought the girls up to Ella's room so we could get a few pictures of them. Ella was very sweet and gentle with her at first, then they shared the DVD player for a bit and then Ella decided to have some fun. Arina was sitting right next to her and mind you, she is just getting good at her sitting. Well, Ella gave her a little loving nudge and Arina just sort of fell over to the side. Ella thought this was quite funny and kept doing it over and over again. They were in her bed so it was a soft landing and to be honest, I don't think Arina minded at all :) Have I mentioned that I am in love!!! After their hospital visit, we left daddy here at the hospital with Ella and the big girls and I went to have dinner with the Ruggs and then went back to the hotel to hang out with them for a while. Since I didn't have Ella, I got plenty of snuggles in with Arina and got to sit on the floor hanging out with Jax too. Are you jealous yet? If not, here are a few pics to help you fall in love with her too!!

Checking each other out.

If you look closely, you can see a black and white polka dot
arm back there, giving Arina a little hug.


Attempting to get a picture of the two of them looking...ha!!



Probably the best attempt....

Watching TV together


Abbey holding Arina...she is in love too!!

Ella will be having her G-tube surgery at approximately 10 am pacific time so please keep her in your prayers that everything will go smoothly like they think it should. Then hopefully another 24 hours and then we can break out of this place for a few days. But it will likely be less than a week as she is all ready to start the next round. But we are kind of okay with the short break as it will give us a fighting chance at being home for Christmas. Tomorrow the big girls are going to Disneyland with the Ruggs and I am hoping to meet up with them once Ella is out of surgery and awake. We will also get to see Emily and her family too!!

16 comments:

Becca said...

Awwww, that's so sweet seeing the two of them together! I love reading about (and having) the IRL meet-ups. Glad you could all spend time together, and glad to see Ella doing well!!

Karol said...

Jealous beyond words

stephanie said...

Of course I'm jealous who wouldn't be!!!!!! But, The Ruggs plus Arina must have been the best pick me up in the world!!!! And you all deserve it!!!

I'll get my day!

The VW's said...

I am TOTALLY jealous, and also in love with her too! Glad you got to spend some time with the wonderful Rugg family! Praying Ella's surgery goes well! Big Hugs!

Kelly said...

J-E-A-L-O-U-S!!!!! That is some MAJOR CUTENESS going on over there!! LOVE IT=)

I hope that all goes well with the surgery and that you are home for Thanksgiving too!! MAYBE that's where Ella needs to be to turn her feeding situation around. Keeping you all in our prayers!!

Kristin said...

Love that Ella had a great time pushing her over!
can you believe we live so close and I haven't met Arina yet?!? We didn't want to spread cold germs, and now they're down your way... hopefully we can get a quick playdate in before Christmas :)

Dani said...

the pictures are great..both girls are so adorable :) prayers for Miss Ella and her surgery..keep us posted..

Cammie Heflin said...

Definitely jealous!

my family said...

so gald you got to visit with them. the girls are too precious for words. Praying everything goes smoothly and have a wonderful thankgiving

Megan said...

I'm with you love at first sight. She is so cute. I'm glad Ella is leaving the NG tube in and I will keep positive thoughts for the Gtube insertion. (((hugs)))

Melissa M said...

I love the pictures of the 2 beauties together! I am praying that surgery went perfectly!

Mama Mason-Mann said...

oh yeah, TOTALLY jealous! I've been thinking of you and Ella all day wondering how the surgery went. Hopefully it's all said and done by now.

Alaina & Kyle said...

Yeah...so jealous!!! I'm glad Ella is doing so well after the g-tube surgery!! Hope you get to enjoy some time at home over Thanksgiving.

Zoey's mom said...

My day is coming ... sooner rather than later.But jealous you got to her first!

Tina said...

Soooooo jealous can't even express just how much. Oh Denise isn't she lovely and yes I'm in love too even though I've never seen her. Well the least you can do is give her loads of hugs and kisses from me and while you're at it loads of them for Ella too. So happy the G Tube procedure went well and Ella can have some food in her stomach again soon. The pictures are absolutely adorable.

ABandCsMom said...

awww, how sweet are those two baby girls?!?!