Friday, February 18, 2011
One Month of Lovin'
Wait did I go to Russia or China one month ago?
A cute little Chinese girl with her Russian look!
Marissa says, "I don't care if you are Russian, Chinese or Dutch!
You are my bestest little sister ever!"
Building with Lego's at Bryson's Lego Birthday Party
That is Gracie in the first window. She started school this week and today she took the bus home. She LOVES her new school. Last week we spent an hour each day in her class together, slowly transitioning her to school. Then this week, I took her the first day and she cried when I left. It broke my heart. I texted Robert telling him and his MANLY text back was "It is a natural process." Yeah, like I didn't know that! Thanks Mr. Sensitive! I love you too! Anyhow, I called the school when I got home and she was no longer crying. YES!!!
The next day while driving to school she tells me between her 3 C's; Chinese, Chinglish and Charades that she was not going to cry and she was going to kiss me at the door.
And sure enough, she didn't cry...she kissed me at the door...and said "see ya later" with a big smile on her face!!!
I know the class very well as it was my class last year before I moved to the high school. I know the staff well and she is in excellent hands, not to mention only 8 kids in the class.
She was very proud of her bus ride home!
One month of lovin' this treasure and yet it seems like she has been here forever and at the same time it feels like how can we have already been home 3 weeks today? Gracie' adoption has been one of the smoothest transitions. I think China made a mistake when they listed her on the special needs list!! Don't cha think???