She is still an amazingly happy baby, babbling, singing, dancing in her seat. Her personality blossoms daily. Almost hourly. I amazed at the love I already feel for this little gal. One of us can walk into a room, her face lights up, eyes crinkling, tongue pushed between her lips ... oh gosh, this is love.
She reached for me today for the first time, almost brought me to my knees.
The weekend passed in a blur of sleep, non-sleep, cuddling the baby, and trying to get some sleep. We did hit Target on Saturday afternoon (more like early evening) just to get out of the house and to finally buy that highchair. We didn't get the one I was so in love with as it's only available on-line but we did get one that will *contain* the wiggle worm that is Emi. I am not altogether sure where Monday and Tuesday went, but by yesterday we were actually able to function. Jeff ran some errands, I did some laundry and we worked on unpacking. This house is a disaster and while I will never ever (ever ever ever) be a good housekeeper, even I am going stark raving mad in the messiness. Actually, I just don't like the cleaning part of housekeeping (dusting, vacuuming, bathrooms, etc) but I like a NEAT house. To me, if things are in their places, the house *looks* clean. Just don't try to eat off my kitchen floor. Of course, now with a baby that is about to change. I am already seeing that my cleaning habits are changing.
We did, finally, run out and pick up Max from his wonderful border's. Lou at Sunshine's Doggy Resort has been a godsend. And while I, of course, worried about Max while we were gone, I also knew he is was in great hands. Poor Max, Emi saw him and immediately squealed with joy. Poor Max. :)
Here are a couple of photos from Tuesday of Emi and Max:
Today was the first time Emi and I ventured out of the house without Jeff. I thought maybe he could just a short break, so I bundled (and bundle I did ... brrrr, it's gotten cold here!) up Emi and we went to wander around Target for an hour or so. We picked up a few things we needed, and a couple of long-sleeved shirts jumped into our basket. I was so focused on 'before' China and didn't give a whole lot of thought to 'after' China. Our big plan tomorrow is to go to the library. Yes, I know. It's a fast-pace life we lead around here.
I will leave you with pictures from earlier today of Emi playing in the little exersaucer that my mom got her. We were worried she wouldn't like it (reminiscent of the walkers at the orphanage), but she loves this thing! So anyway, Jeff was out running errands, laundry was in the washer, Emi and I were in the office and she was happily playing and 'talking' to me. All of a sudden I turn around because it was just 'too' quiet in here. The last picture tells it all.