"Adventures, I used to call them. I used to think that they were things the wonderful folk of the stories went out and looked for, because they wanted them, because they were exciting and life was a bit dull...But that's not the way of it with the tales that really mattered, or the ones that stay in the mind. Folk seem to have just landed in them, usually...I expect they had a lot of chances, like us, of turning back, only they didn't. And if they had, we shouldn't know, because they'd have been forgotten."

-Samwise Gamgee, The Lord of the Rings

Friday, November 5, 2010

What seems like forever..

Has really only been a week since we got off the last airplane?! Alina seems to be settling in very well. She's sleeping and eating well. She's still unsure about what to do with the toys, but has finally stopped asking permission to go into other rooms or play with something.

She's enjoying her closet full of clothes and shoes. :) She likes jewelry too, and hair clips. She's starting to get used to her car seat (or she realized that she didn't have a choice!), and overall she's doing pretty good considering all thats happened to her in the last month, especially the last two weeks.

A few tantrums here and there, but they usually involve her pouting, then laying her head down and then crying. I'm GLAD she is showing emotion though, and she is starting to seek me out for comfort if she's upset or hurt. She's letting Dad hang out with her more too, and of course those crazy brothers are always a good source of entertainment (or ideas...) for her!

We are all getting used to our new lives together. :)


Kristi said...

Glad to hear she is doing well! She is so cute!

Hilary Marquis said...

Where's the "cheeseball" pictures?! Thanks for letting us get to know her a bit yesterday. THe girls think she's wonderful!

IASoupMama said...

Gorgeous photos of a gorgeous girl! I love it!

Anonymous said...

Cute, cute, cute as a button!

AddingOn said...

She is so precious!!

Wendy said...

SO glad to hear all is going well! She's beautiful and she looks so very happy.

p.s And it's been like a week - new post!!!

I'm sure you're busy loving being a momma to 3 fantastic kiddos :) I am so happy for you Becky!