Saturday, September 15, 2007

A Busy Week For the Feet

This has been one busy week! Libby went to a birthday party for the first time. Isabella turned 3 years old. She is an adopted Chinese girl. I wasn't able to get a picture of the birthday girl, but I did manage to capture Libby, Maliah and Ava together at play. Precious!

We continued the week with a play date with Libby's friend Taylor. They were so cute with their sunglasses!

After an interesting experience and a little parental intuition regarding Libby's original Kids Day Out program on Tuesday, we spent Thursday switching to a new location/program. I think Libby will be much happier at the new program. We visited the new program on Thursday and took some pictures of the room, Libby's teachers and the children so Libby can look at them over the next week while we're in Charleston and be ready to jump into class when we return.

Tuesday night with the Somalis went very well. It was the smoothest night in a long time from an administration/supervising point of view. For those who know the long story, you'll be happy to hear that the 4 new older girls who joined the group recently seemed to fit in better and make some great progress. The night overall was an answer to prayer.

The fun event for the week has been a visit from Gammy and PaBoots Foote. They came in on Thursday afternoon and we haven't stopped since. We celebrated Gammy's birthday Thursday evening at Macaroni Grill. Friday we took a trip to Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch and had a blast watching Libby feed and be mesmerized by the animals. PaBoots was a hoot with the zebras! And Libby lovingly sat in Gammy's lap for most of the ride. The ostriches freak me out - period - always will! Gammy and PaBoots brought a few special gifts for Libby including a "Little People Campers" toy set and a Mr. Potato Head set. Libby is REALLY enjoying her grandparents. She has been in hyper-high-gear since they arrived. It started catching up with her today and she took a 2 hour nap! Today Gammy and PaBoots did some early Christmas shopping for Libby while Libby played with every toy in the store that was within reach. Tomorrow Libby will be VERY, VERY SAD when Gammy and PaBoots head back home. She is really going to miss them.
Today, our social worker made his last visit to the Foote house. We just finished our 12 month post placement report - the final report China requires!!! YEAH!! All DONE!

Monday, Libby and I will fly to Charleston to see my family - including my very pregnant sister - while Billy heads for a fly-fishing trip with a friend. By the end of being with Billy's family and then my family Libby is going to think she rules the world and I have a feeling the week after our trip to Charleston will be full of tantrums, exhaustion and reluctant settling in. We'll see!

Until next time,


Anonymous said...

I am so pleased to learn that you found a new GOOD program for her. We had the same experience last year (SAME PLACE), and are very glad we never looked back.

CrownLaidDown said...

Praying for your time, and for sweet Libby! She is just too precious in those pictures!!!

Sue @ praise & coffee said...

She is absolutely adorable! We just celebrated our Gotcha Day on 9/11.

Megan said...

Looks like y'all have had a fun week! You don't know me but, I went to the camp at Liberty Unniversity last year and REALLY enjoyed hearing y'all sing to the Lord! Love you guys!!