|Not real sure about this whole thing...even if my brothers and daddy are|
|I am trying to fake it when Mom says, "Smile!"|
But thankfully, we are now seeing a lot more of this......
|Wearing brother's sweatshirt.|
|She loves chocolate chip cookies|
I am happy to say Micah is more consistently happy and a lot more comfortable in our home. She laughs, giggles, screams with delight when she is happy. She runs to me when I come in the door if I have been gone, and she will look us in the eye when we are speaking to her or playing with her. She more readily goes to Reid when he comes home from work, and will even let him put her to bed without a fight. She gives hugs to all her family members and loves to kiss booboos. She is sharing more readily and not *always* hitting Silas if he takes a toy from her. She loves to snuggle and read books, and is repentant and receptive when we have to discipline her. Best of all...her HAIR is growing in! I am kidding...the best thing is that she has quit throwing her food. Ok...maybe that isn't the best thing either, but I am REALLY thankful for that!
Don't get me wrong, we still back track to the spider monkey stage and last night she went up to a table of complete strangers at a pizza restaurant and started handing out kisses to the people at the table. Don't worry, I stopped her after the first one, but it is still a little disconcerting that my little girl will go up to a complete stranger, grab his or her leg and reach up with her lips puckered. None of my other children would have dreamed of doing that with strangers, but such is the life of an institutionalized child learning boundaries and appropriate attachment.
She is a pumpkin! I love her smell and the way she feels in my arms. I love the way she giggles when I tickle her on the neck. I love watching her talk to Silas in her own toddler language, and I love watching her eat strawberries with delight. She reaches into the drawer with the little bows we have and asks for me to put them in her hair, and she loves for me to put lipstick on her. She LOVES the bathtub and is going to be a maniac in the pool next summer. She says please and thank you, and loves to pretend that someone is on the phone with her. She is a joy, and we are SO thankful for our Micah! Thank you for caring about her and sharing in our journey. Micah Lucy is doing great!