Sunday, November 30, 2008


Super Family with our Pastor
McLain family came all the way from Nashville for Lydia's baptism! We love you guys!

Super family

Momma and BaBa could not be any happier

Lydia getting baptized


Thanksgiving Meal...we have much to be thankful for...

Lydia running around the house on Thanksgiving

Lydia hiding under our Christmas tree

She gets so excited during meal time!

Lydia and BaBa headbutting

Getting ready for the headbutt

Thumb in mouth..she is about to go down for a nap

Lydia playing during the day

Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving from the Super Family!

I apologize for not posting until now. Life has been a lot busier around the Super household! :)

Tomorrow John's parents are coming in from Ohio for our Thanksgiving meal and on Sunday, Lydia gets baptized! We are so excited! Lydia has been doing so well. We thank the Lord for His abundant grace and mercy towards us! It has been challenging..but so good! We truly have much to be thankful for...truly.

All who are local and would like to come to Lydia's baptism, it will be this Sunday (11/30) at our church. The address, time of service is located on their site...which is posted on our blog homepage. All are welcome! Hope to see you will be a very special day.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend and we look forward to SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY!!!

Grateful for God's goodness...and love.....John, Claudine and Lydia Super

Friday, November 21, 2008

What a great day!

Who you lookin' at?
Getting bundled up for an afternoon outside
Seriously, is she not the cutest?
Pastor's sons made this for Lydia...I think she likes it!

Checking out the textures!

Today was an awesome day! We didn't get much sleep last night, but that is okay. Little Lydia is still trying to get on EST. :)

We just had a wonderful day. Lydia tried eggs and actually liked them! She also had some organic apple cinnamon oatmeal and loved it too.

Later in the day, we stopped by our favorite Italian deli to pick up some yummy Italian food. John and I were totally craving it! We stopped by the bank and said hello to everyone, then stopped by the Pastor's home for a quick visit. Lydia was having too much fun! On our way home she fell asleep..too cute!

When we got home to eat, Lydia woke up and was ready for some grub. We had some Italian soup for Lydia...she LOVED it! Then she had some leftover mashed potatoes and corn...couldn't stop eating it. I then put the bowl of mashed potatoes and corn on her highchair with her spoon. I was teaching her to feed herself. After several tries...she was doing it herself...she was a pro!
She is adjusting so quickly. Much quicker than we expected!
Baba and Momma are getting along fine...we love being parents!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

We are HOME!!!

THANK YOU for being at the airport. It meant so much to us to see all of you there!

Pastor and Lydia

Ni Ni and Lydia

Lydia with open arms toward Papaw

What can I say?

Ahhhh...we are home. Thank the Lord for getting us home safely. Lydia did such a wonderful job. She actually did much better than John and I did on all 3 flights! She is such a trooper. She was just clapping her hands on the plane, playing and just being so sweet. The airline had headphones where you can listen to various stations or watch movies. I selected some really nice classical music for her and put the headphones on her head. She LOVED it! Check her out!

Lydia jamming to Mozart

Today was a good day. John and I still feel like we are on the plane. We are all just so exhausted. Lydia has done very well today. We tried some mashed potatoes and corn. Not too happy about the corn, but pretty darn happy about the potatoes. We also tried apple so much for that either. I know that all this will come in time.

She slept well last night. Only waking up a couple of times. On the other hand, John and I were up at 4 am...still on China time..Lydia is too..poor thing. Here are some pictures from our day.

Thanks for following our journey to LYDIA. It truly has been amazing. John and I will contiue to post updates on our precious girl!
Love and hugs from John, Claudine and Lydia

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Last Post from China!!

Today was a new day! Check out those teeth!
She laughed and played with us for a long time tonight!

Super family with our FTIA coordinator..Catherine

Proud Momma and Lydia

Inside the White Swan Hotel

The famous "red couch" picture at the White Swan

Lydia in her new Chinese dress

Again, puckering up

Resting against Baba

Lydia giving Momma kisses

At the Buddist Temple

Some really great new friends from NY

Okay, I had to post this one...

At the museum

Fans at the museum
Woodwork at the museum

Stained glass at the museum




Lydia and Momma playing in the White Swan Playroom


Night life in Guangzhou

Well...Lydia finally fell asleep and we are now giving our luggage to the bellboy. Tomorrow morning we leave the White Swan Hotel at 5:30 am. We are SO ready to come home. Today was an amazing day. We went to the Consulate and had our swearing ceremony. It was pretty sweet.
Lydia tried broccoli, said her first words; Momma and Baba (and Dadda), and laughed, danced, clapped her hands, and melted our hearts. We had several sweet moments today. What a great last day in China. Tonight we all got together at our favorite restaurant Lucy's. We all had a great time.
So...we are just finishing up and getting ready to chill before bed.
I guess we will see you all (Lord willing) tomorrow at 6:23pm at the Louisville airport. NW #1884.
Please continue to pray for us........looking forward to getting HOME and seeing all of you. :)
Love the Super family