As most of you know, we have been spending a lot of time with CM in hopes of transitioning her into our home in the next few weeks. Everyone involved is trying to work together to give her ample time to feel comfortable. We want to give her as healthy of a transition as possible.
When she's here, I am always caught up in the organized and unorganized chaos that only 5 young children and a remodel can bring. So I want to take a moment to jot down a few of the sweet and funny first moments with us, so that I don't forget them.
During her second day with us, we noticed that we were having a little trouble hearing her at times. We were adjusting to her 2 year old vocabulary and her quiet voice. We all went outside to ride bike and her face lit up. She had a great time trying to pedal a bike. Then we got out the Cozy Coupe. As we moved down the sidewalk a bit, she saw a neighbor across the street, busted out a great big smile, and unexpectedly shouted, "THIS IS MY CAR, YO!" The neighbor and I couldn't help but laugh to hear such a big voice out such a little body. I think she was starting to be herself.
On a different occasion, CM was running around playing. She came over to me while I was working at the computer. I picked her up and sat her up on the computer desk in front of me. We were talking and she smiled and looked right at me and said, "Mama, I love your hair." I melted a little bit with that little connection (although I thought she might be a little near-sighted, just kidding) and smile. "CM, I love your hair too." I said. We gave each other a hug, and off she went to play.