G has now taken our baby sister conversation to school. She told her teachers that she was getting a baby sister, who would not be from China but would be Asian like her. She even told them her name. Both teachers have asked me and I confirmed that yes, one day we would.
I called my agency about VietNam. The international adoption agreement is going to expire on Sept 8, 2008. If it is not completed all adoptions will cease and only those currently in process will finish. So I asked about getting started. My agency wants a homestudy and I171 and $5000 dossier amount to get on the list for referral. After referral then the dossier is completed. So I have to say, I don't have that kind of money. I won't have that kind of money for a while. So now I need to curb her talk. I don't want her to get her hopes up and I don't want to keep talking about it.
Today, G got a big bump on her forehead from walking into the car door. Why is it when we get home that she stops right behind/infront of me? I mean I put her down and turned back to get something. I of course thought she had started walking towards the house. Did she? NO! She stood right behind me to the point that I almost knocked her down. I said something that scared her and she turned around too fast and conked herself on the head. Of course she fell apart and I felt horrible. And no I don't know what I said, probably just her name.
She does it all the time though. My arms are loaded and we walk into the front door. Does she keep moving? NO! I can't even see her where she stopped. I have to tell her that she is in my way! I have knocked her down before. What is it about the stopping in the walkway? She goes infront of me but doesn't move forward or sideways. I am forever telling her to get out of my way.
We are currently watching Alice in Wonderland. I have confiscated all the candy and put it away for doling out a little at a time. She ate 2 "puh-cakes" at the Valentine's party. We had a wonderful time playing with S while his parents went for dinner last night. I will post pics tomorrow at work.
I attended a training today about my job and I feel soooo much better about what I can do and how it works. I have one more training on another part that is supposed to take place in Omaha. Of course after booking all the non-refundable tickets, they are re-thinking the travel thing. I asked before I booked but was told to go ahead. Whatever. I would rather not go for a lot of reasons and none of them have to do with Omaha itself.
G is trying to figure out this yo-yo she received as a valentine treat. I have never been good at yo-yos or paddle balls (which she also received). We are both tired and as soon as AIW goes off it is bedtime.
And an update on the smiley frowny faces? G hasn't gotten more than 2 in a row since the first week. She just really doesn't care and I am out of options. I am too tired to do the in her own bed right now so that is not an option. I really need to sleep and getting up to put her back in bed or get her from hysterics is not what I can physically do right now. I just can't. So we keep working on it and I pray over her every night. Maybe it will click soon.
Okay so this is long. Hope you get through it all.