Little Miss M was 11 months old yesterday!! She also has her 2nd tooth coming in. So much going on!
Oh and, Sis came down last night! Woot! She's come down about once a week since we've been home, and I'm so thankful. This is the most she's been here, and I love her company. I'm usually the one who drives, and didn't want to go anywhere last night, so she and "the friends" decided to surprise me!! It is also the 2nd time in a month that "the friends" came down!! :) Very cool! Mia has a boyfriend! hehe. Ok, not really. But she does seem to like the tall, dark, handsome one that comes to visit with Sis. HA.
I didn't get pics of that (not sure why), but I did get pics of Sugar Plum in her yellow polka dot dress from yesterday (above!). I decided to go get her from daycare and take her into work and show her off! :) She made lots of new friends! A couple of new Aunties and Uncles for sure! She was SO active yesterday! Wow. Then, Auntie Ellen came over and hung out with us for awhile. She got to see Miss M crawl for the first time and said that Mia is getting "so strong"! I could tell Mia remembered her, and that was so cool to see.
Of course, the finale to the day was Aiyee Mimi!! Who also got to see Miss M crawl! She tempted her with a piece of lint on the floor. That was pretty darn funny. She'd move it a couple of inches and off Sugar Plum would go. hehe. Whatever works! ha.
A couple of random thoughts coming your way.....
First, someone said that we should 'take care of our own' first here in the USA before helping other countries... Fix our own problem(s)... i.e., starving children, over population and the like. That comment stuck in my crawl. I know nothing ill was meant by it, and especially about adoption... but, I'm the kind of person who is naive enough to believe we can make a difference where we try, and I do think we need to help here, there, and everywhere... know what I mean? I know I can't save the world. (although, I'd sure like to) But, if I can help I should try.
No one told me that I'd get "Mommy Brain" when I had a child!! Are you familiar with this syndrome? I haven't written about it much, but here's how it works... you forget everything. And I do mean everything!! Those pants you wanted to wear to work? Hm.... now where did I put them? My glasses? Let's see... I used to put them..... hm.... where are they?! (OK, that was an example, 'cause I've got my glasses right here, but when I was at Sis' last week, I kept forgetting where I put them!!) Seriously, it is like having to learn how to remember again. Quite scary. I hate it, actually. It makes me feel stupid and like I can't do anything right. So. I'm officially requesting my brain back NOW and am hoping that someone will find it for me soon, so I can resume my normal remembering self!!!! ;-)
Oh, and Sugar Plum is wonderful. Not that those of you who have met her didn't already know that... but, I'm just saying. She's wonderful.