Can't believe we have been home six days now. (I have been trying to blog for over three days....LOL) Bella is adjusting beautifully! At first, I was concerned because she wouldn't eat anything, but Sunday morning she wolfed down a bowl of Cream of Wheat made with milk in under two minutes flat! (we have it on video!)
On Sunday she attended church for the first time. Our Trinity Church family was so excited to finally meet Bella. She marched right into the church as if she knew everyone and walked around exploring. Eeee (as Bella calls Elizabeth) offered to take her out during the sermon because she was a bit talkative. She LOVED the worship music and when Papa went up to welcome and give annoucements (his job each Sunday), she noticed him across the santuary and yelled and pointed "Papa, Papa, Papa". It was hard for Papa to stop the tears! Kevin shared that he is glad she finally knows her earthly Papa, but hopes and prays that some day she will also know her Papa in heaven!
We love it too that when she is done eating she will bring her dishes over to the counter and then push in her chair. Grandma and I stood watching it in amazement last night, especially when she pointed to the table--we finally figured out that she wanted to wash her spot. We hand her the dishcloth and she scrubbed away, even swiping the crumbs into her little hand! Gotta love some of the orphanage behavior!
Bath with Grace - each of them splashing the other!
Walking with Sam--with Pooh in a stroller:
First time shopping at Target:
First swimsuit and blow up pool.
First Grandma Florence Chocolate Chip Cookie:
First meeting with Jen, our babysitter (she brought presents including sunglasses!)
First Wii High School Musical game:
Playing with the Fisher Price play house:
First ice cream at Grandpa & my belated birthday party:
First day of Sophomore year for Elizabeth:
First day of sixth grade for Sam:
Life is good - not perfect - but very good! Praise God.... Love, Paula
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