9am: Tennis with Mrs. Lisa. While she kept her distance from Lisa, she loved hitting balls and picking them up!
12:00 Abby's basketball game - we decided to skip that and nap instead. Good plan, given the afternoon schedule...
1:00 Ice cream at The Whole Scoop. Unfortunately there was a team party there, and only one worker, and the place was under assault. Definitely too much for Mollie and me. We left, took Abby home to change, and went back at 2. Much calmer. Mollie got vanilla and loved it!
Then...we went to the bowling alley. I know, I know, there's probably not a worse place to take a newly adopted child. But one of my dearest friends was celebrating her birthday, and we really wanted to go. We took two cars, and I thought I'd just stay 10-15 minutes. But Mollie was excited to be there. She really lit up- she took her shoes off, put on bowling shoes, "threw" the ball down the lane, ate cheese sticks and fries (for those of you who were wondering-we are not back on the Paleo wagon yet) clapped for the candle-blowing, played video games, and made it two hours before finally letting me know it was time to go. I was so proud of her. I really think she can sense when people and events are special to us, and she rises to the occasion. The same thing happened at the airport, when I expected her to go into her shell, but she smiled and laughed instead!
We are still recovering around here. Perry slept with Mollie the past two nights because I was feeling sick. Now he's exhausted but I'm feeling better. Sarah and Abby are better but not 100% yet. I've been told it will take us 2 weeks, and I'm counting on that.
Today we went to church and she did pretty well. I took her back to Children's church during the sermon and stayed with her. Tonight we ate at La Brisa for my birthday.Tomorrow should be interesting because I'm taking the girls to the barn. If she was scared of cats and dogs, I can only imagine what her reaction to a horse will be!
I'm praying for my friend Brecca whose Gotcha Day was yesterday (her blog is on my blog roll), and also for my friend Barbie who gets her daughter from Mollie's orphanage in just a few hours.
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