Saturday, October 31, 2009

Blog Carnival III: Zoe's Blankie

My mom told me about a blog carnival, where everyone blogs about the same topic, and I wanted to do that, too. The topic is special adoption pictures.

This is a picture of me and my favorite blankie. It's my favorite adoption picture because it's my favorite blankie since I was a baby. My mom brought the blanket to China to make me feel better since she knew everything was going to be different after I left the orphanage and I might be scared.

I don't remember that first day, but I think I must have been scared because I never saw American people before and I wasn't used to seeing other people around, just Mr, Gan, the director of the orphanage, and the nannies.

When I got home to America I sort of forgot about the special blankie, I just liked any blankie. But then when I was about 3 or 4, I saw this picture of me and the blankie in my scrapbook and I remembered! I ran to go find it and I haven't forgotten it since. It was special to me again, and I still love it. I sleep with it every night in my bed. It's special because it kind of tells me about when I was a baby, since I don't have anything from my birth parents but I have something from my forever mom.

Do you have anything special you had since you were a baby? If you do, please let me know!

Zoe (age 9 in 6 days!)


lava said...

What a precious baby you were.

I am glad you like the blankie.

I have a necklace that my foster mother gave me.

Wendy said...

Beautiful baby picture Zoe! I have a special blanket too--still have it and I am 38! Madeline's mom


I have my pillow. She is my best friend. Mama (my foster mother) made it for me. Well, she had to make me a few because they wear out, but she sent my mom six more in case this one wears out too. I take Pillow everywhere--that is her name. I also take Turtle--my mom and dad sent it to China for me before they came. It used to talk and say "We love you Madeline YanJie" but that part stopped working after we washed it. I bring Turtle with me too. I couldn't bring him to China on vacation though because my mom thought he might get lost and then I wouldn't have him, but I did bring Pillow and mom brought an extra Pillow case in case she was lost or something.

I like your warm and toasty (blanket).

Madeline age 5

Cassi said...

Such a beautiful picture, Zoe. Thank you for sharing it and the story that goes with it.

I didn't ever have a special blanket but I'm 38 years old and I still have my teddy bear that my mom gave me when I was a baby.

Happy "early" birthday!

pickel said...

Gus has Dawg and blankie. Won't go to sleep without them...I LOVE it.

Great pic.

Leslie said...

i love a special blanket or toy!!! She is sooo cute!

Michelle@Gotchababy said...

Oh Zoe, I love this picture--it looks like you are floating!

Both of my children have blankies (they are four and 16mos), I have mine--it's in pieces in a ziploc bag. I also have my teddy bear and a special birthstone necklace (I'm 36)