Monday, April 9, 2012

2 Months

It's hard to believe that we've only been home with Mollie for two months. I honestly have a hard time remembering life without her. She has made so much progress and is really figuring it all out, so quickly. I'm amazed by her, and we are so blessed by her joy, her spunkiness, and her determination. She learns more every day, but one thing she knows for sure is that she is loved by us and so many others, and she has found her home.
Now that she has formed a strong bond with us, and especially with me, I'll need to start helping her detach for short periods of time. Last week I went to a friend's house to stuff Easter eggs (and drink margaritas), and left the girls with Perry. Evidently it was pretty rough for him. Mollie had a fit because I wasn't there to put her to bed, and S&A got upset because Mollie was screaming and Perry couldn't read to them. I'm not sure if I shouldn't have tried to get away for a night so soon, or if I should do it more often so it isn't such a big deal. I'm thrilled that she has such a strong attachment in such a short time, but I do think it's important for my mental health, and for Perry's attachment, that she learns to let me leave her occasionally. Not to mention the fact that I want her to go to 4K next year! So this is something we need to work on.
A few fun pics:
Friday night we went to a birthday skating party. Mollie LOVED skating and did really well. One of the kids said that they must have skating rinks in China because Mollie looked like she had skated before!

Saturday we dyed Easter eggs. All the girls love this, and then as soon as we finished, Mollie cracked open an egg and ate it! She prefers real eggs over chocolate ones.

Saturday afternoon we enjoyed time with our wonderful neighbors at the annual Easter egg hunt. I wish the trampoline pics had come out better- Mollie was a total giggle-box jumping with sweet friends!

Sunday was a wonderful Easter day.

We celebrated with our family in church, and then had everyone over for lunch. Mollie slept through most of the service, which was very unlike her, but then she was in a great mood for lunch and socializing with the family! She had a blast playing with "Yanie" and holding the babies.

Today was a hard day. We went to the dentist, and he discovered that the tooth he put a crown on at the last visit had become abscessed. So, he had to pull it. He tried to save the other one that he was working on today, but ultimately had to pull it too. So, now she has 2 fillings and 2 holes. It's a bummer, and we'll have to put in spacers once her 6-year molars come in, but it couldn't be helped. It was a traumatic experience, probably worse for Perry and me than for Mollie since she had the benefit of drugs, but she recovered nicely after a nap and seems to be pain-free now.
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1 comment:

Margie and Stan Stevens said...

LOVE the Easter photo of your 3 girls together! You should think about making that your new header photo. I love reading your blog - thanks for sharing! And hope you will (in your spare time!) check out our Japan Adventure . . . Sue's friend, Margie