Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Happy 6 months home, sweet girl!!

Right before I chased her all over the putt putt course. Everytime we went over a "bridge" I had to sing the Grumpy old troll song from Dora.

Wesley riding the waves.

Helen's first summer trip to the ocean-she loved it!!

Love this picture of my oldest baby!

Will and Helen on the boat at the lake. She woke up at 5:30 am put on her life jacket over her pajamas and said, "I ready go ride boat!"

Today, Helen has been home for six months. Time certainly does fly! We have had a great 1/2 year as a family of five. I have never been more tired in my life but so very happy!!

Helen has flourished in the six months that she has been a Britt. She is so smart-and I wish I could take credit for it but she wants to learn-her favorite saying is "What's this?" She is a fish, too! She loves the lake, ocean and pool-(she did not get her love of water from me or Will...we tolerate it.) Yesterday, she started blowing bubbles under water, and kicking her legs while I pulled her along. Helen knows that she is from Ethiopia and can even point to the continent of Africa on a globe. I am amazed every day by her!!

It is hard to believe that we began this journey almost two years ago. I am so glad that we followed our hearts because now we have such a precious daughter. Many people tell us how lucky Helen is, but I think we all are. She has been such a blessing in our lives!
Happy 6 months home, Helen Gonder Britt. We love you so much!!


  1. Hooray for 6 months! Wow! What a beautiful family! I'm so glad to know y'all!

  2. So good to see pictures of your little Helen! It was a blessing meeting her in Ethiopia!