Monday, April 9, 2012


Lydia Kendelle ShenYao Peterson!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Brian, Erica and Lydia Kendelle ShenYao Peterson
Her first "toy" that she discovered was a piece of paper.  She wouldn't let it go, even for a nap!
Reading with Daddy
Eating supper (noodles) with Mama
Ready for bed!
Here we are...a three member family.  We got a phone call at about 1:30pm today telling us that Shen Yao was waiting for us in the hotel lobby.  We headed down and she was there with her special nanny, Sister Wong and Miss Wei and another man form the orphanage.  Sister Wong handed her to me and told her we were "Mama" and "Baba".  She wasn't so sure about us a first.  I gave her a fruit snack and that made her happier for a little bit.  We had to fill out some paperwork and after that we left to go back to our hotel room.  She started crying very loudly when we left her nanny.  We came up to the room and she quieted down after that.  We knew she was tired, but she didn't want to go to sleep.  We gave her a banana and cheerios and read some books.  Her first English word after reading a book was, "cow".  I guess she'll fit right in in Wisconsin!!!  She fell asleep on me for too short of a time and woke up.  After that Brian read to her, we watched Nei-Hao, Kai-Lan, and ordered supper.  We ate noodles and pizza for supper.  We gave her a bath, put jammies on her and now we're ready for bed.  We thought she would fall asleep right away, since she was almost fell asleep while she was eating, but she's still awake right now.  I think I better put all of us to bed for now!
Tomorrow, we will be going to the civil affairs office, packing up and leaving for Beijing.  We will not be there until 9:30pm tomorrow, so I'm not so sure if we'll get to blog, but don't worry, we catch you up as soon as we can. : )


  1. Thanks for the pictures! Lydia is so adorable! Her eyes in the lobby picture look like she is wary. Then further down she is reading with daddy! I have prayed since May specifically about her bonding with Brian! Praise the Lord! He is so good and faithful! What an answer to prayer! We will continue to pray for her through all these changes and for security in you and Brian! Also for health and sleep! I am so very excited!! Mom. P.S her name is VERY appropriate!

  2. I'm just giddy for you all! To finally get to be a family together! We will continue to pray down your list...I just love the name Lydia Kendelle!!!!!!!!!!! The girls and I have been dying to know when you would finally divulge your little secret:-) The pictures of how things are going are truly priceless...we'll eagerly be waiting for more.

  3. Congratulations!! It is so wonderful to see pictures of the 3 of you together. Anissa